Monday, June 24, 2013

Rainbow Warrior - 34

Readers will be pleased to note that I'm on the verge of giving myself some hair at long last....!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rainbow Warrior - 33

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rainbow Warrior - 32

Friday, June 14, 2013

Rainbow Warrior - 32

working on the sky now...I'm using a series of resource photos of various cloudscapes and rainbows. I had originally decided to have the clouds white and fluffy, but the colour scheme I've settled on will be more subtle hopefully creating a  highlights to the outline of my arms and allows the rainbow itself to least that's the plan.

My current search for other employment is as you'd expect not great...if i'm absolutely honest, i'd rather not, but there is an imperative....

Friday, June 07, 2013

Rainbow Warrior - 31

Added the final layers of detail to the jumper before carefully placing green dots over virtually all the white spaces on the jumper between the blue and red dots.I'm quite happy with things as they stand, but I'll need to return to some of the shadows at a later date. The next stage is to begin work on the back ground and that rainbow!

Today we celebrated my son Sam's 21st Birthday. It's funny, because I can look back over all of his short life and recall just about every year. He still seems so young. but I became engaged to Janet on my 21st back in 1982! Oh how the perspective of the young is different to the more mature eh?!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Rainbow Warrior - 30

Seems a long time since I last posted here. It's odd really, because I've been writing this blog since way back in 2007. ..and have a few readers subscribing ...but nothing in comparison to the readership/ reach I have over on Face Book. I actually prefer the 'space' that writing here gives me, but have tended to scale back the depth of description as time has gone by. I guess it has a lot to do with my changing personal circumstance and the effect that it's having on me. 

Work has continued on my self portrait...I'm enjoying it still, but there is a lot of subtle stuff yet to do before i'm entirely happy with the sleeve. I decided earlier in the week not to bother trying to depict the stitch detail, but as I worked today for a long period, it became something that needed to be done...and so far it seems to have worked.

I managed a weekend away this week with my daughter Annie...we were guests of our good friends Alison and Mark, Josh and Freya in York. The picture below shows Annie and I at Sandsend enjoying a warm sunny cream was had and a visit to an art gallery made it a very enjoyable day. We then went on to Whitby where we enjoyed fish and chips overlooking the harbour. 

This weekend away actually constituted my summer holiday this year....what it lacked in length, it made up for in being able to see good friends old and new and relax. Good stuff!