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….. 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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….. The Other Half ….. (Whippet in Purple Coat, Part 2)…..

….. the finished painting, “Cowlishaw Corner”, which will be on display in the Winter Gardens from Monday, 13 May …………. 

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….. a Whippet in Purple …..

….. seen here, in a work in progress ….. (and the whippet was really wearing the purple coat) ….. ….. hopefully, weather permiting (which it hasn’t been so far this year)….. I will be outside Gilberts tomorrow, painting, and with … Continue reading

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…..stargazing…..

….. a brilliant piece of scientific kit that caught my eye…… ….see the real telescope here : http://www.thisisgilbertsblog.wordpress.com

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…One can never have too much…..

…..Orange, in a painting….. …..my scanner came up with the weird angle, of its own accord. …..Winsor & Newton on Canson Watercolour Paper.

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…A New Arrival……

…… its Ethel, the Baby Elephant, who joins Giraffes, Gecko’s,  Rhinos, Mermaids at Gilberts……. ……Ethel is also over on a new “sister” blog (temporary 🙂 until Paula of Gilberts takes over the Hot Seat) …..see it here : http://www.thisisgilbertsblog.wordpress.com

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…. A bit too …….plein air……

……today,perhaps…..very windy…..at least my easel stayed upright this time, but my paintbox blew completely over (twice), so as well as the cat hairs, I now have bits of grit in the watercolour pans… Nice !….”authentic” maybe……    

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….”Keeping My Eyes on You”……

……is the watercolour which had a tremulous start, plein air (see “Big Innovation” 9th September post), but has, amazingly,come to fruition…… …….its not clear in this painting who – the Giraffe, or the Gecko, is keeping an eye on who !  – maybe … Continue reading

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Big Innovation !……Two Giraffes……..AND……a Movie……

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………well, a slide-show !…… of plein air painting again yesterday……..(despite having a very painful, possibly broken, Big Toe, too), watch it here, (click on the “11 photos” link above) : ……..and still breezy   🙂   Superb photos (especially the tremendous aerial shots !) all … Continue reading

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The Lesser-Spotted Artist……..

……..amazingly, I didn’t chicken out yesterday (despite some drizzle, early morning, which would have been a perfect excuse !)……..and set up my easel, and latest paintings, “on-street”, outside Gilberts Antiques & Pine on Sharrow Vale Road…….. ……painting the street-scene did … Continue reading

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Cute French Bulldog……..

……..”Fifi”…..will be with me tomorrow, along with some of my other watercolours, outside Gilberts (next door to the Lescar) on SharrowVale Road, 11 am – 2pm (*)……where I will also be attempting a Plein Air streetscene watercolour…… * unless I faint in … Continue reading

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I couldn’t resist ..!…………Scooby Doo………

………Where Are You ?!………right here at the Farmers Market a few weeks ago………collecting funds for Hospital Radio which is run solely by volunteers and relies on donations……… ………this chap was dressed as Scooby all day ! Brilliant ! ………I think … Continue reading

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“Spare any Change, Madam…..?”……..

……..asked the orange “Furry” ? I love the way he is peering into the unsuspecting, young lady’s purse !…… The start of a new painting……..

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