… my latest painting features several Sheffield Classics – and for the fourth time !…This latest version was a sudden & unexpected request. My first version was back in 2011, and I think it will be a while before I … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Cafe, Hendersons Relish, Restaurant, Sheffield, Shops, UK, watercolour
Tagged Barbers, Ecclesall, Frank, Gents, Hunters Bar, Jonty, Month of Sundays, Pete McKee, Sharrow Vale, Whippet
… my painting of this years TdY, with all my favourite bits … an extravaganza of a painting, 2 and a half months in the making !… …on display at Sharrow Vale Farmers Market, sunday 16th July, and with Souvenir … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Cafe, Sheffield, Shops, UK, watercolour
Tagged #skyride, #Tdf, Bettys, City Ride, Cycle race, cycling, Ecclesall, Endcliffe Park, Fox Valley, Harrogate, Hendersons, HSBC, Hunters Bar, Lizzie Deignan, Relish, TdY, Tour De France, Whitby, Wiggtwizzle, Yorkshire Dales
… “Daybell & Choo / The Porter Cottage” original watercolour now on display at The Framery, Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield …. … Holbein watercolours on Daler-Rowney Aquafine, 34 x 24 cm.
Posted in Art, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, Shops, UK
Tagged artist, Chanel, Choo, Daler - Rowney, Ecclesall, Hunters Bar, Optician, Porter, pub, Sharrow, Watercolour
….. complete with wire-haired Dachshund, often in the area …..
Posted in Dogs, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Accessories, Cakes, Dachshund, Dog, Hunters Bar, Market, Nether Edge, Oh Sugar, Petal, sausage, Sharrow Vale
….. in freezing cold weather recently ! ….. here’s “Duke” with his owner , outside Sebastians Kitchen & Cakery, Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield …..
Posted in Art, Cafe, Dogs, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Cafe, Cakes, Coffee, Dog, Ecclesall, Homemade, Hunters Bar, Kitchen, Labrador, Lunch, Sandwiches, Sebastians, Sharrow Vale, sketch, Snacks, Watercolour
….. part of a new streetscene ….. 388 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield S11 8ZP ….. Oh Sugar ! web-site here : http://ohsugarsheffield.co.uk
Posted in Art, Cafe, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Birthday, Cakes, Courses, Design, Hunters Bar, Rachel Edwards, Sharrow Vale, Special Occassion, Weddings
….. two sketches from last weekend ….. ….. both these unusal, vintage items are on display (with many others !)at Gilbert & Sons, Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield S11 8XD …..
Posted in Art, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Antiques, Brass, Ecclesall, Gilbert, Hoover, Hunters Bar, Lamp, Sharrow Vale, Vintage
….. the lady wearing a fleece with splendid Puffin design (originally sketched in the cafe in M&S – sept.2012 ! see below) is now in my latest painting …. called “Puffins”, naturally ! ….. its an updated streetscene and this time even … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Birds, Cafe, Dogs, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Barbers, Cafe, Frank, French Bulldog, Hunters Bar, Jonty, Month of Sundays, Penguins, Pete McKee, Picture Framing, Sharrow Vale, Shop Fronts, Watercolour
….. yes, its that time again ! Nether Edge Christmas Farmers Market, and heres my advertising flyer 🙂 …… ….. other news ! ….. at the Sharrow Vale Market last sunday, my “Ottos” painting (painted on street outside Gilbert & Sons, … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Cafe, Nether Edge, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Christmas, Ecclesall, Fiat 500, Gilbert & Sons, Grotto, Heeley City Farm, Hunters Bar, Market, Nether Edge, Otto's, Rain Rescue, Restaurant, S7, Santa, Sharrow Vale, Sheffield, Sheffield Honey
….. this painting has finally emerged, from humble beginnings in July 2012 (yes, 2012 !). I was waiting for that final touch of inspiration – and finally, it happened – “Batman” (real name !) the (?)Boston Terrier/French Bulldog – who … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Books, Dogs, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Batman, Bespoke, Bulldog, Ecclesall, Framery, Hunters Bar, Market, Picture Frames, Ready Made, S11, Sharrow Vale
….. a brand new Deli on Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield ….. AND …… to see the real Deli on a new photo-blog, “Shop Fronts of Sheffield” click here (p.s. the cheeky French Bulldog, hoping to sneak a sausage, is called LouLou)
Posted in Art, Cafe, Dogs, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, Uncategorized
Tagged Cheese, Chorizo, Deli, Great Taste Award, Hunters Bar, Olives, Porter Brook, S11, Sausages, Sharrow Vale, Shop Fronts, Yorkshire
…. to Ginny, the Collie Dog in this painting, who sadly passed away last week, aged around 19 ….. ….. Ginny belonged to Gilbert & Sons, who have been a tremendous support to me and my artwork over the last … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Books, Dogs, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours
Tagged Antiques, Furniture, Gilbert, Hunters Bar, Makers, Oak, Pine, S11, Sharrow Vale, Sheffield, Sons, Warehouse, Workshop
….. a “Blooming Great” Tea Party, to celebrate Vintage Tablewares 2nd Birthday & raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care ….. ….. scrumptious homemade (not by me !) cakes, refreshing tea, raffle and lots of exciting stalls and happenings ….. (even a stall … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Cafe, Fiat 500, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, UK
Tagged 10 August, Birthday, Cake, Celebrate, charity, China, Cowlishaw, Event, Facebook, Fiat 500, Gilbert & Sons, Hunters Bar, Jack Russell, Marie Curie, Party, Pottery, S11, Sharrow Vale, Table ware, Tea Party, Twitter, Victoria, Vintage Tableware Company, wedding
…. the small Italian Greyhound in the tartan coat is one of my favourites, called Cracker ….. he was once sheltering from the rain by wearing a Tesco carrier bag …..
Posted in Art, Cafe, Dogs, Nature, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, UK
Tagged Bouncy Castle, Brocco Bank, Cafe, Dog walkers, Endcliffe Park, fun fair, great dane, Hunters Bar, Jubilee, Playground, Queen Victoria, Watercolour
….. the finished painting, “Cowlishaw Corner”, which will be on display in the Winter Gardens from Monday, 13 May ………….
Posted in Art, Fiat 500, Greyhounds, Nether Edge, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, UK, Uncategorized
Tagged 500, Antiques, Art Club, Cowlishaw, Drawing, Ecclesall, Exhibition, Fiat, Gilberts, Greyhound, Heeley, Hunters Bar, Maserati, Millennium Gallery, Otto's, Pine, Rain Rescue, Restaurant, Sharrow Vale, sketch, Watercolour, Whippet, Winter Gardens, Wood, Workshop
….. Bench Saw machine that caught my eye at Gilberts (Furniture Makers) ….. ….. drawn from a sketch on-site ….. ….. see Gilberts Blog, here : http://www.thisisgilbertsblog.wordpress.com ….. Winsor & Newton Watercolours on Bockingford 300 gsm …..
Posted in Art, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, Uncategorized
Tagged Bockingford, Cowlishaw, Ecclesall, Furniture, Hunters Bar, Open Studios, Saw, Sharrow Vale, sketch, Startrite, Watercolour, Workshop
….. this painting ….. ….. the building attracted me, white brickwork, signs galore, curved corner facade ….. but didn’t emerge as I envisaged (still, they rarely do). A definite challenge, and I think I’m finally happy with it (especially the Basset Hound) …..
Posted in Dogs, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, UK
Tagged Ale, Basset Hound, Ecclesall, Food, Hunters Bar, Juke Box, Meadow Terrace, Porter Cottage, pub, Sharrow Vale, Sheffield, Watercolour
….. 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
Posted in Art, Dogs, Fiat 500, Greyhounds, Sheffield, Sheffield - watercolours, UK
Tagged Antiques, Bull Terrier, Cafe, Cowlishaw, Fiat 500, Furniture, Gilberts, Hunters Bar, Lescar, Maserati, Otto's, Restaurant, Sharrow Vale, Sheffield, Steel Road, Watercolour, Whippet
This gallery contains 11 photos.
………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
Tagged Antiques, Cowlishaw, Ecclesall, Gilberts, Giraffe, Hunters Bar, Otto's, Pine, Sharrow Vale, sketch, Watercolour, Workshop
………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