Tag Archives: found object

Lesson 3 – cobalt blue

This seems to be quite a novel way of learning watercolours – taking each blue and discovering the what, why and how of it. So, what did we learn? Cobalt blue: semi-opaque, warm, makes good greys, Mediterranean skies, interesting greens, granulates … Continue reading

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Found on a beach (2)…

dead, Mr Crab…

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Beached…

I spent yesterday walking the promenade at Clacton while my husband had a blood transfusion. I had intended to try some plein-air painting but couldn’t find a suitable subject. If I had walked the opposite way I would have found … Continue reading

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Oh! I do love to be beside the seaside…

When given a choice of where to go I always choose the seaside – even if our nearest bit (only 8 miles away) is in the estuary of two tidal rivers to me it is still the sea. Salt water, … Continue reading

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More from the nature table…

We had a nature table at my junior school (7yrs-11yrs) and I never really ‘got’ it. It just seemed to be a bunch of old leaves or shells or nuts. We didn’t do anything with the stuff. We didn’t draw … Continue reading

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Orange trouvée…

Saturday am. Get up and go and get the newspaper. The only day we have a newspaper – it’s got a great general knowledge crossword that we do like to do after breakfast. I have a short walk through a … Continue reading

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