Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Rosso Pommodoro


I had to rummage in my fridge to find something to sketch today.   A big carton of cherry tomatoes was just the job as I wanted something colourful.  I hung them over the side of  a large bowl and chose only to do a small bunch otherwise I'd have been painting them still!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012



Carry - Illustration Friday
Snails carry their homes on their backs which sounds and looks like heavy going......but when you pick up an empty snail shell they are very light and made to measure.  At least snails don't have far to go to bed when they feel tired!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

White Peaches

A quick sketch of some fragrant local peaches.  These are smaller than normal and have a pale almost white flesh.  These peaches are mainly grown in the hills but further down the coast you can get some completely white peaches..inside and out!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Lost or missing?  Where do all the odd socks go?
I once  read a book  where all lost items including odd socks went to a parallel world waiting to be found which sounds plausible to me.

Note the use of my bit of faithful hairy string again, I really don't know what I'd do without it!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Teeny Tiny

Still on the theme of pears, here's a little watercolour sketch of some tiny pears from my sister-in-law's garden.  They are only about the size of my thumb...not much more than a mouthful really!

Monday, 9 July 2012


Suspend - Illustration Friday

I hung this pear on a bit of hand- made string and painted it...then I ate it!
(The pear not the string)

Friday, 6 July 2012

Seagulls and Sunset

I had two attempts at this little sketch with an idea of making a bigger painting in watercolour.
The bottom one is the first one (blame Blogger not me!) and I used less colour/more water.  The one above is slightly more defined.  I was trying to get the rocks the right colour and intensity so the seagulls suffered and came out wobbly.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Just Two Sketches

This month has been hectic, busy and very very hot!   I haven't been able to sketch very much, just a lonely onion and some trees in the woods at Ficuzza, sketched in the shade late afternoon.

I don't think it's going to get any cooler so any sketching will have to be done in the early morning or late afternoon.  I really don't like the heat, perhaps I should have a chosen a different country to live in!


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