Thursday, October 06, 2011

Jimmy and some clivia flowers from Melbourne

The Melbourne family have a pointer, deep mahogonay colour called Jimmy. I am not terribly good at sketching animals and he kept on moving but this does look a little like him, he is a lovely dog, loves balls and runs on the beach but not at all good in traffic. At night we would find him pointing at possums in the trees.
There was a lovely clivia in a pot which I did a rotten job of sketching, I started off with pitt pens and then went on to my watercolours and it didnt come out at all well on the scanner but I feel I need to let you know that I am still here and still trying my hand at things.
It has been quite wet since we got home and cold, rubber boots and parka weather again.
I am playing with some fabric to make a fabric and paper book, it is very slow but that doesnt really matter.
I am having fun.
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MorningAJ said...

There's a lovely collection of sketches and watercolours by David Hockney of his two dachshunds. One of the sketches is used as the logo for a restuarant in Saltaire (near where he comes from).
Your sketch of Jimmy reminds me of that.

Gwen Buchanan said...

oh you have gone and done it now.. great sketch... I was thinking yesterday about posting about dogs too.. I love this..