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This has been a week of finishing projects and starting new ones. At the beginning of the week I finally finished this portrait of my daughter. This is a painting that I have been doing at my art class. I was forced out of my comfort zone as I am not comfortable with portraits...it's so obvious when you get it wrong!
But after much moaning and nearly binning it several times I managed to get it done in the end. This thanks to the other members of the class and of course the teacher.
I have decided to use it to sketch the area around my house, lets say within walking distance. One of the reasons I started this blog was to do just that, hence the name ....down a dusty lane. I have done some sketches from near my home before, but now they have their own book.
This is the first sketch, still a work in progress. The first pages I am saving for a view of my house from the lane, but this is the view from the side of the house and from the spare bedroom window.
I have been following Cathy Johnson's new blog Artists' Journal Workshop and I feel inspired to keep a journal of some sort. A record of where we live and the changing seasons will be something to treasure in years to come.
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I will announce the winner tomorrow Sunday 16th January.