She knew her onions

She knew her onions

:))) love the painting Michael good background colour too.

Really like your "loose" figure work, must try some watercolour ones, mine tend to be precise. Impressive Michael.

Thanks Rachel and Richard. She is almost in an Irish dancing mode. Let yourself go Richard. I'm always accused of being loose. Art should be about freedom, freedom, freedom.

I would love to be able to paint figures like you , Michael.

Thanks for your kindness Seth. There's lots of advice on Youtube. I like the spontaneous drawing with the brush straight onto the paper. You don't have to waste good watercolour paper, use anything to practice. It's addictive and you see yourself getting better the more you do. I like Trevor Waugh. Try

Brilliant...and brilliant advice, too!

Beautiful figure, Michael.

Has she packed her bag and on her way after the onion episode Michael, she looks as though she’s doing a hop, skip and a jump! Great figure.

Great figure work Michael.

Michael you make me laugh, what a tale! Anyway she looks lovely, the main girl in Riverdance :)

Thanks Fiona, Margaret, Carole and Gudrun. Yes Fiona, she was too fastidious.

Hang on Studio Wall

Art class this morning. Watercolour. A girlfriend who discovered some dried onion in my beard three days after I’d eaten a beef Burger with onions.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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