Spending the rest of today sketching and painting teazles

A friend wants me to teach her the basics of watercolour and is very drawn to teazles and all things hedgerow. My kind of subject! So today after sourcing many teazle images I am sketching out random shapes and forms from those collated. I am going to use the best one or ones to then create a simple watercolour lesson on how to execute them … Continue reading Spending the rest of today sketching and painting teazles

Oh to be in England!

I know this is a little late as the poem is about Springtime in England but there again our seasons are all a bit behind. Whilst visiting Hampton Court Castle Gardens near Hereford back in June my friend Anne and I were treated to a river walk around the stately home with its atmospheric Victorian greenhouses. It was graced by Maytrees in full fluttery white … Continue reading Oh to be in England!

All in a morning’s walk

Come with me on my usual morning spin with my two JRT’s Dotty and Tilly. It’s a lovely, easy walk straight up into a wooded lane with a stream and up onto gently rolling farmland. I do this walk when I want peace and quiet as it is very seldom used by anyone else – except the odd dog walker and we don’t mind those. … Continue reading All in a morning’s walk