A bit of colour

I did both of these at a landscape workshop in Stamford (21.10.18)

  1. Tree near Batherwycke – coloured pencils

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2. Cliffs and sea near Eyemouth, Scotland

This time I was trying water colour pencils for the first time – not I think the orthodox technique, as I was using wet cotton wool to spread the colour a bit.

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Dick the Bad and other Leicester sketches

A street scene – just trying to get the lines in the right place – St Martins Square , August 2018

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Dick the Bad

Richard III’s skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester. He died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. He has now been reinterred n Leicester cathedral. Whether he was really as bad as Shakespeare portrayed him remains a matter for much dispute.

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The figures I have drawn aren’t quite the thing.

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and this head looks rather messianic . . . the other two are not him!

Alice Hawkins – Leicester suffragette, from the recently erected statue in Leicester market place.

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Quite a productive day!!

Kirby Hall selection

Kirby Hall was built in the hope of receiving Queen Elizabeth I on her annual ‘progresses’ around the country. it was begun in 1570 by Sir Humphrey Stafford, and completed by Sir Christopher Hatton. It is now in the care of English Heritage.

It’s very near to where we live, and as we’ve joined EH we can visit for the odd hour or so whenever we wish.

 

From June:

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and one from August:IMG_0686

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