20 November

My new project is a series of watercolours depicting musicians. I have started with a violinist, perhaps I will go through the orchestra or I may concentrate on folk music, it really depends on what reference pictures I can take or find on line.

19 November

Portrait painting from a live model at Broadstone Art Society this morning, our model today was Thea. She sat reading the whole time which seems like a good idea if you have to sit still for two hours. (She is allowed a break after an hour) I forgot to photograph it in daylight, the mount is actually white!

12 November

Another portrait session with Broadstone Art Society today. The sitter practices yoga so was able to keep incredibly still for the whole session, sadly this didn’t help me get a good likeness although I think her mum would recognise her!

11 November

We had to go to Somerset with the dogs for a charity presentation today so on the way back we took them for a walk on the downs at Melbury Abbas. It was far too cold and windy to stop and paint so I did this from a photo this evening.