I spent several hours today working on a dog’s nose but have packed everything away without taking a photograph…sorry!
Oh Lord…what a late start! But you know how it is! We nipped out to look for another bookcase and bought a vintage 50s-ish sofa and armchairs instead…as you do
Then, I nipped next door and bought my neighbour’s bicycle and then watched as Toyboy Husband adjusted it all for me.
So now I have to chain myself to my easel…Lord “nose” I have work to do. I’m also working on a portrait of a certain Mr Eastwood who I’m reliably told is a cool customer.
I removed the lid from a new jar of coffee this morning…
I do have the most wonderful husband.
I still have much to do to Willow and Faye but may work on something else today as sometimes it’s good to take a break from a picture. Having said that, I shall probably be unable to resist “adding a highlight” here and there and that will no doubt lead to several hours spent on a nose!
I usually photograph portraits once they’re framed and ready to go but I didn’t do this with Freddie so his mum, Rosella, kindly sent me a photograph from her end
Rosella also sent me the following photographs of her cats enjoying the packaging…
…I love how cats cannot resist a cardboard box!
Today, the light is rather odd and even with lamps it is difficult to work. It is strange how this happens; it can be better to wait till it’s dark. So not much going on other than some rough sketches (and some cosy reading) as I don’t want to risk getting any colours wrong!
One of the portraits I’m working on at the moment is to be a birthday gift so I haven’t been able to post about it until today which is the gentleman’s birthday. So, firstly, Lance, I hope you have a great day and a fantastic holiday.
The portrait is of two black labradors named Faye and Willow. The slideshow below shows the work in progress.
This is after about twelve hours so plenty more to go!
I’ve been to the current exhibition at The Scott Polar Research Institute and wowsers!
It’s “The story of the Terra Nova expedition, explored through the letters, diaries and photographs of its members, is being told in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the Polar Museum.”
I really loved it and was a bit overcome to see the actual journals. I took a very rubbish photograph of this:
Captain Scott’s final journal open on the last entry…oh yes!
It was a bit of a wobbly moment for me so it’s actually a bit of a blur (not unlike the photograph) so my wonderful husband (did I mention we’re married now?) is going to take me back; maybe I’ll get a better picture…
I’m slowly working my way through as many accounts from different angles of Scott’s final expedition as I can find. I’m also reading accounts of the Discovery, Nimrod and Endurance expeditions. I’d love to find a copy of Priestley’s journal from the Northern Party which was part of Scott’s Final Expedition…I found one for £1350 but I’d like to pay a little less!