tree studies at Richmond

tree studies at Richmond

Interesting stuff, but you forgot about: We recommend a maximum of four postings per day; multiple postings means fewer viewings and less positive feedback! Please comment on the work of other artists too - click on the image you would like to write about and, as long as you are logged in, simply follow the instructions to leave your thoughts. ....

Good work Shirley but unfortunately you've posted rather too many! The gallery recommend a max of 4 per day which is only fair on other users.

Apologies to all. I normally post one a week, but this is a body of work done together, which is why I put it up. Apologies for any problem, and will remember the guideline in future, Gudrun.

Oh dear - detention, Shirley, and no sweets for a week, lol! I can see why you wanted these to be viewed altogether. Lovely set of immediate and spontaneous sketches, each one with a different area of interest.

Thank you Thea. I feeel like a very naughty girl, and I won't do it again. I forgot about the four postings rule, and I am sorry.

... and I posted my comment before I looked at them in total! You know, if you do something like this again ie a trip, post the sketches and paintings in pairs of threes depending on what you have done. We will get a better view so to speak as you won't be distracting us with more at one time. Simple brains we have on line! I hope that makes sense. I have just got my first coffee! Looking at these images again my favourite your first sketch of the chair in the other room.

Thanks Gudrun. That was in a few pastel pencil colours, wasn't it. Then I took a photo, and used the two things to make the painting later. Turner's House, or Sandycombe Lodge as he called it, is such a lovely place, and full of atmosphere. At the moment it is still as he would have known it, although it has been the home of Professor Livermore until he died. It is about to be renovated and opened to the public, in the hope of creating a thriving attraction. So we were able, as other artists have been doing, to see it in its unchanged state. My friend Jenny Pearce is involved with the Trust whose plan is to preserve it.

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sketch by river Thames at Richmond

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Shirley May

Always loved drawing and painting. Studied biology at UEA, PGCE at Sussex, then part-time art studies at Sussex and Brighton, including printmaking. Now have a little class of water colour painting once a week, and looking to grow and expand my work. A really wonderful way to spend time, when I am…

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