Monday, 20 December 2010

Blue Lake Beneath a Blue Sky







I had fun with this painting - using my fingers to apply the paint then scratching away at the surface with my finger nails. Then leaving it for a week or so and repeating the procedure to creare texture which in parts is 3D.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Purple Lake Beneath a Purple Sky





After a very long break I've decided to blog again and display some more of my work.
For the first time ever I've worked in oils and here are some of the results.
This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Greetings cards






I have just put some of my greetings cards on Etsy. Thought you might like a peek at them!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Dance Shortlived


I wrote and illustrated this poem for the November edition of a local magazine.
Remembrance Day (November 11) was very much on my mind whilst drawing the imagery.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Advice and help for poem, please!!

Our Writers Group in Leyburn is joining forces with the Wensleydale Railway(the local heritage railway) to produce a booklet on the theme of trains (especially steam) which we hope to sell through their train shops.
I am writing and illustrating a section for children and here is the first draft of one of my poems.
It is for older children/ early teenage and for full impact is meant to be read out loud.
Advice and comments, please!


A Train is a...

silence taker
ground shaker

choo choo tweeter
coal eater

smoke maker
soot baker

steel stunner
people runner

carriage tugger
track hugger

piston squawker
tunnel corker

ear popper
traffic stopper

brake screecher
station reacher