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Sheffield Park the rough draft

November 17, 2011 Leave a comment

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This is a very rough idea of the colours at Sheffield park last weekend, the little sketch is a pencil sketch of the central interest. Possibly the information here and from the snapshot taken at the same time can produce a finished picture…..watch this space ( don’t hold your breath however ).

The strangest thing about this year so far in the foraging department are the wild mushrooms, the best pickings we have had this year of ceps and parasols has been this week, its nothing like last year but there have been enough to eat some and dry some.

It is a fine view and  the question is will the picture end up reflecting(!) this?

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Maple leaves – a painting a day

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment

This painting has been framed and is for sale at Burgess Hill Open Houses see blog for June 4th

size 5 in x 4.5 in, 13cm x 12cm

These are leaves which I picked up the day the car went for repair last week. They are starting to curl and dry out indoors.

No1 son came home looking cheerful and well although the journey home had taken three hours longer than it was supposed to because the sea was too rough for the ferry to take them off Arran. His clothes washing requirements were remarkably light as it seemed he had spent most of the week in the one outfit. In fairness he had changed his socks more than twice! He had obviously enjoyed the chocolate brownies as there were chocolate cake crumbs scattered throughout his day bag.

The decorator arrived this morning as arranged and DIY Dad has been in a frenzy of activity involving his latest tool the mighty mitre saw. The decorator would obviously prefer it if the skirting boards are in place before he gets to them.

The garden is looking very dismal, things are collapsing in dark rotting heaps; looking for some flowers the other day was very depressing  the roses that have been visible through the back door look tatty close up, I found one stem in a more sheltered area, a single decent stem of snowberry and one of Shizostylis which has left it rather too late to flower.

#154 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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