Friday, 15 November 2013

Dim Sum No 1

Har Gao, prawn dumplings.
After sketching these for the Arthouse Sketchbook a few years ago, I always wanted to do some watercolour versions.
Finished this before last week's exhibition (with four other artists) and it sold before I got to post it.
A very nice feeling
I'm thinking of including this (or a range of dim sum) in the limited edition prints.....
what would you like to see as prints?

yet more chili peppers

work in progress, not sure whether to paint the little peppers or not

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Typhoon wave

Typhoon wave, detail of watercolour on Canson Aquarelle paper.
Work in progress

more chilli peppers

Sorry, I've been neglecting my blog are some more chilli peppers.
Getting ready for a small exhibition on Lamma with a few fellow Lamma artists, details to follow.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Another wave

Small typhoon wave from a photo  (looks more dramatic than it was, artistic license or the angle it was taken), taken after my swim today......still calm over here ........

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Red Cabbage

I was so happy to find a red cabbage  but this cabbage has been driving me crazy........begged me to buy it, got it home and found out why is was cheap - teasing me with it's very pungent aroma, distracting me from what I should have been doing today.
Then finally frustrating me with it's front leaves.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Red and green

This mornings watercolour hot off the happy to get the time to paint at last.
I've just set up a Facebook page if you want to visit

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Here are some plums from a week or so ago.
Happy to say my scanner is working again, obviously just need a rest.
I've had a busy couple of weeks doing summer kids art.....

Thursday, 11 July 2013


Fresh from the tree, a quick watercolour I had to eat them as they were so fresh and juicy.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013

Prime Bar & Grill's Lamb Cutlets

Prime Bar & Grill's Lamb Cutlets with Red Wine Jus, Chips and Veggies.

Prime Bar and Grill,  47 Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island.Tel. 2982 1688

Watercolour on Canson Aquarelle 24 x 32 cm
(drawn from a photo)

Monday, 17 June 2013


Keeping with the European theme, here's some turron...a gift from a friend. I had to stop as the front piece jumped into my mouth
Thanks Cath, delicioso!

Thursday, 13 June 2013


A Stroopwafel for Koosje Koene, an illustrator in Amsterdam, who has kindly featured me on her blog's Inspiration Station
Check out her lovely illustrations and online drawing classes
Koosje Koene Illustrations

Thank you Koosje! 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Books and Frangipani

I found this frangipani on the path on my way back from a swim.
Got home and heard the sad news about Iain Banks.
Here's a few of our well read novels. Thanks Mr Banks!

Watercolour on Canson Aquarelle 32 x 24 cm

For those who haven't read his books, here's the website

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Friday, 31 May 2013

Everyday in May 31 houseplant

The last challenge, quickly done as it's 32 degrees and sunny and I'm off for a swim....after doing some more washing.

Here's our very tall yukka (?) Most of the plants are outside.
Think I've learnt how to loosen up and sketch (did this more with my brush rather than a pencil) and have more fun this year, but looking forward to getting back to watercolour paper and the inevitable food.....

Everyday in May 30 closet

I don't actually own a wardrobe, just a hanging rail and a curtain.......

Monday, 27 May 2013

Everyday in May 27 Sticky

Draw something sticky.
I walked to the village today in search of stickiness. The weather was humid and sticky
These are a few things I found.Time is short but want to go back to this theme...I love drawing food.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Everyday in May 24 laugh

Today's challenge...draw something that makes you laugh.......hastily done.
Comedy of the week download from the BBC, I  listen to on the ferry and MTR. The frozen prawn image stuck in my mind (I decided to put my phone in there,not part of the comedy)It was inspired by Alun Cochrane's Fun House The Living Room  not going to explain it you'd have to listen....wish I'd had more time to play.(Tried to do a coat hanger print but that didn't work)

Everyday in May 23 summer joy

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Everyday in May 20 wine

Draw your favourite drink. I couldn't decide between this or coffee.
I sat on the balcony at sundown, a great time to have a chilled glass of wine after a long busy day.
I started to sketch as a big thunderstorm approached so I had to retreat inside.
The thunderstorm was quite dramatic and right over Lamma.

....storm in a wine glass.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Everyday in May 19 bacon sandwich

I had lots of possibilities this morning but couldn't resist drawing this after cooking daughter's bacon sandwich (I don't eat meat)

 I was enjoying doing this so much I finished quickly and now doing a version on watercolour paper. (Had to take a photo as she couldn't wait for me to sketch it)

Everyday in May 18 palm of left hand

not my favourite thing to draw!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Everyday in May 16 marine pollution

Draw something that scares you......Did the theme rubbish on the beach as a page in one of my Arthouse Sketchbook pages and always wanted to explore further......but had to work this afternoon so time ran out......but you get the idea. A public holiday here tomorrow so hoping to catch up with everyone!

Thanks to my friend Dr Andy Cornish, check out his blog  at Ecozine Hong Kong if you want to know more about marine issues in Hong Kong.