Popped into the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield yesterday. Two of my original paintings of the Hotel are now hanging in the main lounge/bar, images of my work are on the drinks & food menu and various items around the Hotel. Thanks to Frederic the manager.
We're back home safe, sound and (a lot) colder! Attached the full range of grandchidrens' postcards sent from Puerto Soller - no words, just drawings again!
3 post cards from Whitby - no words just sketches!
My impression of Barker's Pool Sheffield. It's for our (Heeley Art Club) Exhibition at Gallery 35, Chapel Walk, Sheffield 11th-16th August - come along! While I was finishing this one our younger daughter Sian was producing our next generation - our next prince "Rory". It wasn't easy but both are well! Congratulations to her and Andrew. Our Rory was born in time for the kick off of the new football (soccer in the USA) season at 2.11pm. Love you all 3. x
Heeley Art Club last night the theme was "animals"
Sheffield on the hill - looking up Pond Hill..... stage 3 finished! Can't decide whether or not to add it to my display in the "10 artists and 10 paintings" at Baslow on 24 & 25 October. In the meantime I must do some house maintenance, painting and decorating!
Whitby after the Landslide. Finished at last! Do you think I've put too many seagulls on the mudflats - they're usually all around the chip shop.
2 sketches from our outdoor meeting last Tuesday evening with Heeley Art Club at Beauchief Gardens, Sheffield upstream from Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet which you can see on the upper sketch across the mill-pond.
- These are 5 sketches which I completed on a folded/layflat A3 sketchbook the day before we rushed off to Rhosneigr in Anglesey just over a week ago.
Alhambra panorama Granada Spain
Practice sketches of Waterfalls from my visit to my hometown of Neath in South Wales. I must get cracking on full size paintings now!
Lisa P. I have received your comment re' problem in making a comment so looks like what you did has worked. Thanks
Our elder daughter and husband emigrated to Brighton in Michigan in 2004. They took us to Chicago that year and we went to the top of the high tower in the centre of the painting which was called the Sears Tower then and is now the Willis Tower - I'm full of very interesting facts!
All my sketches from our Mallorcan Holiday in the beautiful Soller Valley:
Puerto Soller boatyard - our breakfast view over a cappuccino con crema & Napolitano chochlatino (not sure about the spelling!)
Can Prohom high above the Soller Valley - good welcome and good cake and fresh orange.
Soller Cathedral - right hand entrance porch from over a cool Coke at Café Aro at Placa Constitucio.
Placa d' Espanya at Fornalutx where we met the Policia Locale who helped find the wallet I lost last September
Fishing boats in the corner of the marina at Puerto Soller below the old monastery now a maritime museum.
The old monastery at Puerto Soller viewed from lunchtime at the Nautilus Bar. The view vertically down to the Mediterranean is absolutely spectacular!
I was sitting under the ramp up to the Town Hall in Soller at the Placa Constituticio to sketch this one looking towards the Carrer de Vives. This was my final sketch.
The Tobacos at Placa Constitucio, Soller over a cool San Miguel at Bar Firo
The upper lighthouse overlooking the Puerto Soller Bay. This sketch is from over lunch at the picnic tables to the Refugi.
The lower and disused lighthouse at the entrance to Puerto Soller - looks good from any direction!
This was the view from our first cappuccino and cake breakfast in the Port. I wasn't quite warmed up.
Manarola one of the 5 towns of the Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy.... just 4 more to paint in pen and watercolour!
Duomo di Siena from the terrace alongside the Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. I think I'll stop the painting there.
How black was my Valley? Stitched 5 copies of my last painting together and this was the result - reminds me (from my memory as a youth) of terraced houses across one of the coal mining valleys of South Wales.
Due to unforeseen lack of artist talent, had to put my painting of Portofino on hold this evening. Did this sketchette of Matera in Southern Italy to cleanse my mind... and palette!