Posts Tagged: life

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

The Wedding Party

Everyone like a wedding, or so I’m told! The Men get to wear their suits and the Ladies get to wear that green Ann Demeulemeester dress that they bought three years ago and have only worn once since. This one

The Wedding Party

Everyone like a wedding, or so I’m told! The Men get to wear their suits and the Ladies get to wear that green Ann Demeulemeester dress that they bought three years ago and have only worn once since. This one

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Old abandoned Houses

  There is something I like about old houses. Like old people, their faces tell a story. They stand for some kind of failure, because in the end they collapse. Yet at the same time, they tell a story of

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Old abandoned Houses

  There is something I like about old houses. Like old people, their faces tell a story. They stand for some kind of failure, because in the end they collapse. Yet at the same time, they tell a story of

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

Who is Otto Fanda Oswald, Otto the Bossy, the Great Prince of Morcote and Archduke of Lugano?

Otto Fanda Oswald is more than just a cute teddy with a scarf, he has a story, and he’s a Prince!….for the full story follow the link to Wherherethere

Who is Otto Fanda Oswald, Otto the Bossy, the Great Prince of Morcote and Archduke of Lugano?

Otto Fanda Oswald is more than just a cute teddy with a scarf, he has a story, and he’s a Prince!….for the full story follow the link to Wherherethere

Jessica Alba’s hairdresser

Got my hair cut last weekend. Very happy to find a barber (Alessandro Lisi, in area 6 Milan) who can cut hair. As I’ve found in my lifetime of snips and blow-dry’s that having a pair of scissors and a

Jessica Alba’s hairdresser

Got my hair cut last weekend. Very happy to find a barber (Alessandro Lisi, in area 6 Milan) who can cut hair. As I’ve found in my lifetime of snips and blow-dry’s that having a pair of scissors and a

Thin on the ground

Sorry the posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently. Having moved house changed jobs in the last month or so, things have been A little hectic. One of the other things I was also busy with was

Thin on the ground

Sorry the posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently. Having moved house changed jobs in the last month or so, things have been A little hectic. One of the other things I was also busy with was

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Marwencol and Esopus Magazine

I’ve added two new links to the blog The first is Esopus Magazine which is very cool alternative Art magazine of contemporary cultural which I came across while watching The film Marwencol. The second is Marwencol itself which featured in

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Marwencol and Esopus Magazine

I’ve added two new links to the blog The first is Esopus Magazine which is very cool alternative Art magazine of contemporary cultural which I came across while watching The film Marwencol. The second is Marwencol itself which featured in

When I’m sixty four

When ever I draw old people I inevitably end up putting myself in their comfy low impact shoes and asking myself what I will be doing, thinking, watching, eating and wearing when I get to that age. Like, will I

When I’m sixty four

When ever I draw old people I inevitably end up putting myself in their comfy low impact shoes and asking myself what I will be doing, thinking, watching, eating and wearing when I get to that age. Like, will I

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Cool old People

My love of drawing old people continues….I love the distortions that happen as we age, how clothes hang differently and the body changes. I like how old people have their own very particular take on fashion and clothing. Sometimes its

Cool old People

My love of drawing old people continues….I love the distortions that happen as we age, how clothes hang differently and the body changes. I like how old people have their own very particular take on fashion and clothing. Sometimes its

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

New Year 2012

Wanted to post these up last week. Wanted to do more of them. Wanted to do them all nicely in colour. But wanting and finding the time and energy are not always compatible. Still….they’re here now! I was fascinated and

New Year 2012

Wanted to post these up last week. Wanted to do more of them. Wanted to do them all nicely in colour. But wanting and finding the time and energy are not always compatible. Still….they’re here now! I was fascinated and

Its a wonderful Life

New Year has always been a time of mixed emotions for me and I guess everyone has their own way of celebrating it. When I was younger it definitely involved a long night and lots of alcohol and other substances.

Its a wonderful Life

New Year has always been a time of mixed emotions for me and I guess everyone has their own way of celebrating it. When I was younger it definitely involved a long night and lots of alcohol and other substances.

How pictures tell stories

How simply can a picture tell a story? A girl, a boy, happy smiling faces and a rainbow seventies, disco ball. This one is courtesy of my seven year old daughter. Life starts to get more complicated and difficult when

How pictures tell stories

How simply can a picture tell a story? A girl, a boy, happy smiling faces and a rainbow seventies, disco ball. This one is courtesy of my seven year old daughter. Life starts to get more complicated and difficult when

Autumn

What does autumn mean to you? Woodsmoke, coffee, bonfires, apples, walnuts and roasting chestnuts. The smell of decaying leaves and unknown fungi, the rustling sound in the trees that was not there a week ago, dark earth, complex, textured colours,

Autumn

What does autumn mean to you? Woodsmoke, coffee, bonfires, apples, walnuts and roasting chestnuts. The smell of decaying leaves and unknown fungi, the rustling sound in the trees that was not there a week ago, dark earth, complex, textured colours,

Steve Jobs

I was genuinely saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Being a fervent, resolute, card-carrying Mac user from the first day I started working, I asked myself what it was about the mac that could make me feel emotional about

Steve Jobs

I was genuinely saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Being a fervent, resolute, card-carrying Mac user from the first day I started working, I asked myself what it was about the mac that could make me feel emotional about

Evolution of a blog

….so three months in and how am I doing? Well, when I started out I kind of half hoped I would be competing with the Satorialist for views by now, I’m not quite there yet! I have a steady, if small

Evolution of a blog

….so three months in and how am I doing? Well, when I started out I kind of half hoped I would be competing with the Satorialist for views by now, I’m not quite there yet! I have a steady, if small

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Marcelo Viquez

Marcelo Viquez  has been on my links since I started this blog and I really love his work, especially, like me, he doesn’t seem to be able to paint to well either. It doesn’t stop him from creating great art

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Marcelo Viquez

Marcelo Viquez  has been on my links since I started this blog and I really love his work, especially, like me, he doesn’t seem to be able to paint to well either. It doesn’t stop him from creating great art