Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bamboo broom

another long thin one, impossible to scan 24cm x 68 cm, the same size as the bamboo below

Friday, 7 November 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Banyan Tree roots

work in progress, totally different from the below, and much larger.
The first picture I will exhibit in the Banyan Bay Cafe next month.

35 cm x 53 cm watercolour paper

Monday, 8 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014

well knock me down....

with another feather, quite large but bedraggled, found at the beach......

Sandford watercolour paper 24.5cm x 36.5cm
apologies for the quality, this is a photo as it is still on a board and won't fit in the scanner

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Large seedpod

I started this a while ago, and finished today during a break from my project.
The seeds fly well, particularly in line with a fan
I'm not sure what kind of seedpod it is kapok?.......

Update. I have just found out it is the toxic Strophanthus divaricatus 羊角拗, 

watercolour paper 56cm x 38cm

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Street Scene

Apologies for no posts but I'm busy on a couple of projects...one I will be able to share here eventually
.....here's another street scene from a commission a few months ago, it went with the Sheung Wan painting.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Everyday in May 31

Draw some paper money. You don't realise how lovely and detailed these banknotes are until you start. No time to finish today but will post finished version plus different stages soon

Friday, 30 May 2014

Everyday in May 30

Draw something you bought while on a trip ................wooden Buddha from Thailand

Everyday in May 29

Everyday in May 29
Draw something in your favourite colour.........red is one of them,
but do understand why when I ask some kids this question they say "rainbow"
Colour to me means different things, for different purposes

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Everyday in May 27

Draw something dangerous, a quick centipede.
We have a few venomous snakes over here but accidents happen when people scare them or don't see them.......these (not so ) little critters seem to enjoy biting

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Everyday in May 26

Draw a bench....Lamma Ferry pier

Not an inspiring bench in itself but a lovely view.
I messed this one up by using the ink pen...should have been patient and waited to mess it up after scanning

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Everyday in May 24/25

Draw a cat, I'm doubling up on two days of challenges.
When I was small I always wanted a cat but my Dad was strictly a dog man. Here is Pearl, who moves around rather a lot for a cat that sleeps all day.My other cat was featured in last years EDiM.
Now to paint or not to paint? I want to do a painted version to show her colour and markings

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Everyday in May 23

Draw a fan.
I drew this fan in a previous Everyday in May and wanted to do it again. http://debra.morris.hk/2010/05/every-day-in-may-11.html
I didn't have time to finish this one, but never mind....onto the next challenge

Everyday in May 22

Draw a remote control, laptop remote....not the most inspiring challenge for me

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Everyday in May 20

Draw a fork........forgot this was about the fork, but there are far too many plastic ones used today.
Ran out of time this morning and now running out of the door.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Everyday in May 19

Draw a rope......done this challenge a few times over the years but always enjoy drawing ropes

Here's a link to previous ropes/ knots www.flickr.com/photos/debramorrishk/sets/72157626886678595/

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Everyday in May 17 soap

EDiM 16 soap...my daughter's soap with loofah inside....in old soap dish
Did some of the detail with a blue ink pen I found at home, big mistake....still love a paintbrush, much softer and wanted to add highlights but now know the pen isn't waterproof... I thankfully did a scan before this.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Everyday in May 16

EDiM 16...Draw a stapler....well ....staples were more interesting, ( can you have visual typos ?) unfinished, will post finished version tomorrow. Sketched it out , then knocked over the box........would be more interesting to draw the untidy version of staples hastily and badly thrown back in the box (but life is too short and I have a bar of soap to find

Everyday in May 15

Draw a cookie (or three).........

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Everyday in May 13

Draw a seashell or something with a shell....a quick snail, drawn from a series of photographs I took a few years ago

Draw a seashell or something with a shell....a quick snail. I have done sketchbook studies of this snail before I kidnapped it, put it on the balcony and it ran away, caught it again the second time round the building....it kept visiting me every few days  http://debra.morris.hk/2012/10/great-african-snail.html

Everyday in May 12

 A shelf or mantel and something that sits on it ......wooden shoe last

Everyday in May 11 lemon

EDiM11.....lemon, sorry had to break away from the list today......the theme was Draw something interesting you found on the internet but,  I have been struggling with following the list the last few days so decided to go back to the original idea of Everyday in May, which was to be creative everyday.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Everyday in May 8 mirror image

Butterfly wings

I learn't something about myself doing this....I don't like painting evenly.

Everyday in May 7

Playing catch up ....EDiM 7 Draw an oven. I don't have a microwave but here's my small oven which is about the same size. It works well but it would make my life so much easier if it had 2 shelves

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Sunday, 4 May 2014


a quick thumb, in between making two lasagnas (and the washing up that comes with it)  and a hint of what I intend to do tonight........too lazy to do the text but the book is "Life after Life" by Kate Atkinson....a book I should have read before today so I could have gone to the book club.....this afternoon. Enjoying it !
(and maybe a manicure to sort out my wrinkly hands)


Everyday in May number 3
Draw an umbrella.......this is a friends parasol from Burma/Myanmar but it is waterproof so could be an umbrella.
Another subject I am playing around with as a theme for paintings...will be posting the inside and open views at a later date.

Thursday, 1 May 2014


It's that time of year again....Everyday in May number 1
Boarded windows in Hong Kong......

This is an image I wanted to explore as a painting

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


quick birthday card for my friend........
and happy to say my scanner is working again!

Friday, 14 March 2014


A quick watercolour with a new set of paints....had to take a photo which makes it dark, as my scanner is not working, will replace this soon.
Sorry about the lack of posts but working hard on a few commissions

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Better late than never.I have deserted my blog for a long time but now back finally.
The good news is that I have been busy with commissions but, must admit to some holiday laziness too.
In Hong Kong we have another holiday on the 31st too, so am going to make my resolutions for the Chinese New Year.....