Saturday, 1 November 2014


Don't the months/years just rush by when you get older?    Less than 8 weeks to the Big C ... bah humbug.

OK, well I finished the cp drawing and must admit I'm pleased she escaped the bin as I've grown to quite like her now

Now I've posted this I can see some areas I still need to tweak but I've packed the Coloured Pencils away for now in readiness for starting the pastel commission which I've outlined this afternoon.   Its a black dog so I didn't actually make a start on it as I lost the light ... I do have daylight bulb lamps but still prefer to work in good natural light when dealing with black fur.

Tomorrow is our Grand-daughter's 'family birthday tea'.  She's a Halloween baby (4 years old yesterday) so had a playschool party on Friday, a 'soft-play' party for friends today and tomorrow is the family day so she's going to be quite partied-out by the end of the weekend!  I probably won't get any artwork done tomorrow.

Yesterday was the warmest Halloween Day on record in the UK apparently, and it was mild enough to sit outside at our friend's house in short sleeves!        Here's a few photos I 'filched' from her Facebook page

Our hostess, Di, taking a 'Selfie' in front of the mirror.   She isn't normally green, by the way!

Well, we were warned!!!

This was Alan, enjoying a pint and a ciggie in the garden

Love these 'filmy' door hangings/screens .... very creepy, don't you think?

and a coven of witches - note David's pink hair LOL


Jo said...

I love that picture Sue, I can't see anything wrong with it at all.

Very spooky, especially the three witches, I love David's hair. We didn't do anything.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the pink suits him :D

really glad you didnt scrap the portrait, it looks great

hmuxo said...

You should be SO pleased with this painting, Sue!!! She's beautifully finished...LOVE her hair, those wonderful shadows and light on her face!!! Excellent portrait!!!!! and of course, the photos are all beautiful.
Happy Belated Birthday to your granddaughter....

J. Gibson Art Studio said...

The finish of your portrait is wonderful, Sue! So glad you didn't scrap it.
Great photos - very spooky and that pink-haired witch is particularly scary!
Happy belated birthday to Sophie Louise!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Looks like you all know how to have fun! The portrait is just stunning, Sue. Truly beautiful and I'm glad you kept with it.

Polly Birchall said...

I am trembling in fear!! Great pics and I do love your drawing

Sue Clinker said...

Thanks a lot ladies ... off to Fuerteventura again tomorrow so perhaps I'll find some other 'models' to photograph/draw.

Won't be at all sorry to leave this horrible weather behind for a while.