The Fossil Lady....

The Fossil Lady....

An interesting, good drawing Jim. What a life she had!

A fascinating character. I've only seen one painting of her...not sure if it was painted from it she looks rather staid....yours is better.

Great story Jim. The fossils I found there were still in the soft clay-like state and obviously many thousands of years younger than what I would have liked.

Thanks Louise, Lew and Frank for the comments. Yes Lew, I too have only ever seen the one portrait which flatters her not.

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An imaginary sketch based on an illustration of Mary Anning who became famous as a fossil hunter on Dorset's Jurassic coast. She lived in Lyme Regis and made her name in history with her fossil finds. I've purposely kept the colours drab and painted a normal girl without flash or fashion, just as she was historically. Pencil and watercolour

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Jim Morris

I've reached 81 years young and love to paint and draw. Watercolours are my preference used also with line and wash. I paint or sketch something most days of whatever takes my fancy. Glad to have found this site. I don't feel I have a set painting style but I tend to go for impressionism rather…

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