Saturday, 20 September 2014

Guess who went down the road again....

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery.....just had to share this update.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Bonds of Friendship

This statue is to mark, as it says, Bonds of Friendship between Britain and Australia.  It stands by the harbour in Southsea..









....and, of course, I sketched it....








Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery

I stand corrected on my previous post. I thought it was a different Regiment, turns out it's the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, they look the same to me.  All the horses look the same, specially chosen to.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Look whose on holiday...

the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment walked by this morning....

 I managed to grab my camera....there were about 10 pairs of horses going down before I got this pic....

https://www.facebook.com/HCMR


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Bouncer


You would never believe that this exhibit was made out of former gym climbing ropes...


This life sized rope sculpture was inspired by the story of a young Newfoundland dog named Bouncer.  Presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in 1901. 

Created by artist Dominic Gubb who studied sculpture in London and has lived and worked in Wales since 1990.....here's some info about him and 'Bouncer' taken from information given by
Arlington Court the National Trust property where this exhibit is currently to be seen.


The carriage in the exhibit is not the one used by the original 'Bouncer',
but shown as an example.


During my lunch break I managed to do a very quick
sketch....





Friday, 12 September 2014

An easy start to the day...


(if anyone would like to use this photo for a sketch/drawing/painting reference
then please go ahead - enjoy)


HAVE A 
GREAT WEEKEND ALL


 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Here's a little something for you all.

A free PDF CALENDAR download
each month for 2015

IT'S A LITTLE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT SUPPORT WITH LIKES AND
COMMENTS...



you can choose to download each month straightaway, or as you please...
just highlight the relevant code > right click > Open Link

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ENJOY!

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Continuing the loose sketches

This time Barnstaple Bridge, Devon,

Pen + watercolour 
plus I added a small amount of detail with
my Sailor Calligraphy pen



This is a very loose sketch, but again it might make a 
painting in its own right.

Out of interest, I thought it would be good to add a note
on colour/tones.  The majority of this painting is in cool tones:
i.e. the blue of the boat and yellows, so to 'balance' that out
I added a strip of red to the boat.

If a painting is all cool colours, then balance it with a warm.
Equally, if a painting is all warm colours, balance it with a cool.