Tag Archives: Ecclesall Road

….. a sign of The Times …..

….. sorting out some old paintings , I quite liked this one, especially the newspaper corner – I’m not sure how I did that ! ….. this is Coffee Revolution, Ecclesall Road, popular but no longer with us ……. 

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…..Tostati…..

……a drawing and watercolour sketch in Caffe Nero yesterday….. ….. drawn with Parker Roller Ball (Fine, Black ink) Holbein Artists Watercolours

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….Egg Box…..

 

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……a Technical Error.r.r.r……..

…occured on the last post leading to 2 versions of it appearing with different titles and one with no commentary (just to bore you, the one called “M&S” was the wrong one, but frustratingly, has got the “likes” and some comments !) so … Continue reading

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….a Living Wall……..and some Puffins……

……the “Living Wall”, designed to encourage birds and a natural habitat, on the exterior of the Marks & Spencer “Simply Food” Eco-building……and in the Cafe inside, a lady in a SUPERB fleece with Puffins all over it. I want one  🙂  …..#5 … Continue reading

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First past the post……..

……in my “Cafes on the Hoof” (*) series, as I am now calling it, is :   (*see last post)

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Cafe Society……..

…….. I have started a new sketchbook, where each painting will emerge a little (left to right across the page) each time I visit a place. Here are the first 3 (click images to enlarge) : All drawn with Parker Rollerball, Winsor … Continue reading

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My Paintbrush………..

……..was lost yesterday, somewhere between using it in the Cafe, and the store checkout, in Waitrose. It wasn’t in the best condition, most of the handle had splintered and worn down to the bare wood, BUT the brush had worn to a … Continue reading

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View From a Window……..Giraffe !…….

………a Bouncy Castle one…….seen from inside the cafe, Endcliffe Park, this morning (photo below). Great nose !

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Cal the Whippet………………..

………..spotted on monday outside Cafe Marco, Ecclesall Road – I haven’t seen Cal for ages, so was glad to see him (albeit not wearing his racing coat). This is a re-blog of part of a painting from last year, as … Continue reading

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A Whippet ? …….or……..a Greyhound ?………………..

………this local character sporting a natty blue coat with white piping, could either be a large whippet or a small greyhound. I have only ever seen him/her whilst negotiating a busy roundabout at Hunters Bar (near the school in the background). ………this … Continue reading

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The Famous Sheffield Shop……………………….

….painting selected by Heeley Art Club for “Sheffield in the Frame” Exhibition, Winter Gardens, 8 – 17th October 2011. (“Cal” the Whippet previously featured in the Coffee Revolution painting). For The Famous Sheffield Shop, click here :  www.sheffield-made.com

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Botanical Gardens…………..Khartoum Road entrance…

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Outside Nonna’s……..chilling out ……….

Nonnas, Ecclesall Road

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My New Pencil……..not as boring as it sounds

To sustain creativity, regular treats are needed. One of the best is to acquire a new pencil. Whilst having a liquid treat, I admire my latest…………….. ……a 0.7mm Sheaffer mechanical pencil, in Pink, purchased yesterday from one of the best shops in Sheffield – … Continue reading

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