Hi thanks Kathy. It has been mentioned about being a children's book illustrator and someone did say that they'd be intrested In Using my scribbles for their next book but nothing came of it. And i done feel confident in trying to write one myself best wishes paul
thank you for the comment.... I love well illustrated children's books. Oregon's Journey is my favorite. I work mostly with kids. I work with orphans, foster kids, kids in the kid prison system. they have had a deep impact on me, enriched my existence....
Thank you for your comments on my Botticelli paintings Kathy. Nice to know that somebody else knows and likes these works, you are few and far between! I checked out Wikimedia and now I see all the things I have done wrong. Primavera fairly shows up well in detail. Wish I had known when I started it. So thank you for that information!
Hi kathy. Part of The call the midwife series is filmed in chatham historic dock yard and as you walk around the place you ca pick out part were filmed and they do the call the midwife tour there now. This is my sister and me checking coal levels I can imagine modern parent having a fit if there kids did this and they'd most likely use up a pack of wet wipes cleaning us up
Thanks kathy for your comments on my cat in a freezer . The freezer was an AAA+ freezer which came with the highest insulation level in the UK it was that old when my dad had one of his helpful moment with trying to fe I've it thay didnt often go well. I know I couldn't have built her a better insulated house without spending a lot of money. There were cat sized holes on each level you can make it out on the middle floor at the back. So she could move about and I had a selection on bulbs that I used heat and light that kept it nice and toasty for her the biggest issue was having a bulb that didnt make it to hot inside She had just given up at our house but my son taking her on has given her a new lease of life. we were sad to let her go but it was for her best intrest.
Hi Kathy I did wheee with a acrylic paints I flip between watercolour and acrylic . I only did one oil painting when I first started painting two and a half years ago and as I'm a messy painter so got in a stated and the smell and long drying time put me of...the only reason I can see for recording the whole of an event is doing for someone who to sick to attention. I can't see the point otherwise in going to a live event and the viewing it through a screen
Hi Kathy as I was born in 1958 I had the great freedom that most of us had at that time , even my children born in the 1980's had a great deal of freedom which came to an abrupt halt after we learned pedophiles living opposite us and another group around the bend to us
With social media and the way the TV news is run now I think parents are a lot more aware of the risks now and sadly it has restricted the movement of the children of today although the risks haven't changed much . I'm afraid in the UK to much energy has been put into rehabilitation of these people and it seems to have been put above the safety of the children
thanks Kathy, in answer to your questions, almost all my work is done in graphite because, for me, it is quicker than any other medium (except perhaps acrylics) and, at my age, that is very important. Had I come to art proper a few years before 2006 which is when I retired at 69 years of age, then I have no doubt that I could have donated more of my time to other mediums and would, I think, probably become more proficient, either in coloured pencils or inks. The rose was done in coloured ink and I enjoyed the result but it took me many hours compared to my two hour, on average, works in graphite. My other favourite is the grey ranges of Prismacolor, cool, warm, and French grey, and I have done many works using just those greys, great for human portraits and animals alike. Thanks again and I hope I have answered your queries. Have a good weekend Ed
hi Kathy, many thanks. I usually copy from photos but am not always controlled by them, some I follow faithfully, especially detailed ones, while others, like the scribble, I just go with the flow and hope it turns out OK. Have a good day. Ed
Thanks kathy for your comments on Big Ben I try and get quick sketches done while sitting somewhere and having a coffee I tend to end up drinking a lot of cold coffee . I have carried water colours but have only got my nerve up a couple of times when it was very quiet .. i think theres more chance of me looking back at sketches than photos
Aloha Kathy.....I thought you were new to TAC....didnt recognize your name....glad you found your way here....thank you for sharing your awesome collection of paintings....theyre all so beautiful.....and colourful too.....enjoy your time here....see you back in the gallery and cant wait to see more of your delightful art....
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