Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Mandarin Oranges

or are they tangerines?
Still not had much time for's some mandarin oranges, which must mean it's nearly Christmas.
Eaten long before I finished the drawing!

Pine Trees

more attempts at ink painting.....

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Spicing up breakfast

.....with thanks to my lovely neighbour bearing gifts from Thailand
(Heinz Chilli Sauce, the best for breakfast)

Friday, 2 December 2011


Just received my Arthouse Sketchbook (Limited Edition) in the post......after resisting earlier this year due to lack of time, I gave way to temptation...... here is a warm up but not in the book.
My theme is.........

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


...or unwinding, coming undone.......frayed rope I borrowed from my neighbour......

graphite/watercolour on Canson Aquarelle paper

(want to save "end of my tether" for another painting)


A quick charcoal sketch (less than 10 minutes) on canvas, work in progress.
I found it  liberating to use charcoal after many months of watercolour.
Updates of painting to follow.
This is a sketch of one of my cats, she died last year.
The photo I used she has her mouth open so I changed it slightly, still not quite right
She has her hunting/slightly annoyed/when are you going to feed me look on her face which I saw often

Monday, 31 October 2011


Baby pumpkins....

Found this didn't scan all the colour differences on the greens, now add a background or not?
Had a busy month with little time for my own drawing, but working on some commissions. Thanks for your previous comments everyone

Sunday, 9 October 2011


You might recognise this........been playing at so no time for drawing this week.
Back to the sketching soon.Thanks for visiting
I still have lots of work to personalise my store and decide what works but here's the Zazzle link if you want to check it out. I'm planning to put more drawings on cards. Any ideas and suggestions would be welcome. I have many ideas but not enough time.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011


tricky dried sea critters with a pungent odour....(used in Chinese medicine)...moving on to the painted version, which I think will be easier to depict all the texture and spikes

Sunday, 21 August 2011


New sandals, a gift from France
Merci beaucoup Citine!

Watercolour on 140lb Aquarelle paper 24cm x 32cm

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sushi set

Just for impression of the whole fish feast

Watercolour and Chinese ink on 140lb Aquarelle paper 24cm x 32cm

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sushi Set

Watercolour and Chinese ink on 140lb Aquarelle paper 24cm x 32cm

 I was taken for a delicious sushi lunch at Ten Jaku, Causeway Bay last week.
The selection was a work of art.
I brought home the amaebi (prawn sushi) to draw but added the rest from a photo taken on my iPhone.

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Haven't drawn for over a week due to stiff shoulder and sore wrist...many thanks for dinner D and for letting me take these home to draw!
( I really should stop that bad habit)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Woven Ball

Woven Ball...had a "don't know what to draw " day, so decided to tackle this with in progress

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Cointreau chocolate coated strawberry

Kelly's Cointreau chocolate coated (large) strawberries.........these made for a party by my friend, I took mine home to sketch......

More rice crackers

 Time for a snack........

and a big thank you to for adding me to Art Blogs of Note 2011.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

japanese rice crackers

a quick rice cracker.....this has been in a packet sitting on my desk for a week or so .....had to  sketch it before I could eat it.
A sweet outside with savoury  inside.....