Thursday, 22 August 2019

Thursday Twitter challenge...

Thursday #PortraitChallenge Portrait of an Old Woman with a Green Scarf, by Christian Seybold (1695-1768),
..hope you and Hilda like it...

Monday, 19 August 2019

Mythical mashup..

Monday #MythicalMashup! MERMAID + FANCY HAT...Hello sailor !!!
my quick attempt...

Friday, 16 August 2019

Young lady in a boat...

Ok so you can't see the boat because this is part of a painting by James Tissot in 1870 called Young Lady in a boat...

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Thursday twitter portrait challenge...

Thursday #PortraitChallenge! Seid Enkess, a former slave, sculpted in bronze in 1951 by Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier. (France had recently abolished slavery, in 1848.)@StudioTeaBreak .

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Toulouse Lautrec..

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th.century

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Joyce Bryant..

Joyce Bryant is an African-American singer and actress who achieved fame in the late 1940s and early 1950s as a theater and nightclub performer.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Thursday portrait challenge..

Thursday #PortraitChallenge! Portrait of an Officer, possibly Pierre Wautier, painted by Michaelina Waitier around 1650 .@StudioTeaBreak's my version hope you like it...

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Thursday challenge..

Thursday #PortraitChallenge! Allegory of the art of painting, from the Casa Vasari in Arezzo, Italy, painted by Giorgio Vasari around 1542 @StudioTeaBreak here's my take on it..hope you like it..

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Twitter Challenge..

#PortraitChallenge : Mary Magdalene, painted as an altarpiece in 1480 by Carlo Crivelli ..didn't have time to do the full drawing...

Tuesday, 23 July 2019


a couple of old drawings which I thought appropriate for today...

Monday, 22 July 2019

folie Bergeres..

The Folies Bergère (French pronunciation: ​[fɔ.li bɛʁ.ʒɛʁ]) is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France. Located at 32 rue Richer in the 9th Arrondissement, the Folies Bergère was built as an opera house by the architect Plumeret. It opened on 2 May 1869 as the Folies Trévise, with light entertainment including operettas, comic opera, popular songs, and gymnastics. It became the Folies Bergère on 13 September 1872, named after nearby rue Bergère. The house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s' Belle Époque through the 1920s.
Although I haven't been to the the early 70's I did spend a great evening with free champagne at the Moulin Rouge another famous Paris night club..

Friday, 19 July 2019

Tamara de Lempicka..

Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish painter who spent her working life in France and the United States. She is best known for her polished Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy, and for her highly stylized paintings of nudes.
I used a black and white photo and tried to draw her in her own style..

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Thursday Twitter challenge..

#PortraitChallenge Sikh Atma Singh, 1943 by John Berry.
When I saw the painting for today I thought of Michael Bates as Ranji Ram in the tv sitcom It aint half hot mum..and as I'd already drawn Windsor Davies as Seargent Major Williams ,I thought I'd put him in too...

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Rory Stewart..

Roderick James Nugent "Rory" Stewart OBE FRSL MP is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for International Development since 2019. 

Monday, 15 July 2019

Unknown woman...

I saw the reference photo and the only details where the Estonia art museum..but I couldn't trace anything here is my take on the photo...

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Thursday Twitter challenge..

Thursday #PortraitChallenge! Pandam Paliya thovil mask, 20th century, Sri Lanka, artist unknown. Wood, jute fibre, soon as I saw the picture I thought of Animal from the Muppets...

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Thursday Twitter challenge...

Thursday twitter challenge....
#PortraitChallenge! The Straw Hat, painted by Pieter Paul Rubens around 1625..

Thursday, 27 June 2019


Medea, painted in 1868 by Frederick Sandys take on her...

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Girl in a field of flowers....

Something completely new for me....

Saturday, 15 June 2019


Duane B. "Dick" Bryers was an American painter, illustrator, and sculptor. In the 21st century, Bryers was rediscovered as creator of an unconventional plump-bodied pinup girl, Hilda, who appeared in calendars from the mid-1950s to 1980s.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Twitter Thursday portrait challenge..

Thursday #PortraitChallenge! Joan of Arc, a 1903 engraving by Albert Lynch, featured in Figaro Illustre magazine .

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Pin Up ...

and another..

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Pin Up girl..

something to fill in a wet afternoon...with apologies to Gil Elvgren...

Friday, 7 June 2019

Thursday Twitter portrait challenge..

Thursday #PortraitChallenge! 'Froanna, the Artist's Wife', painted in oil on canvas in 1937 by Wyndham Lewis's my effort sorry a bit late...

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Rita Hayworth..

An American actress and dancer, and one of the most popular and glamorous film stars of the 1940s.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Thursday Twitter portrait Challenge..

Thursday twitter portrait challenge..
‘American Gothic’ by Grant Wood,here's my take on it....

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Thursday Twitter portrait challenge..

this weeks challenge was
‘Hat with Bird - Anne Estelle Rice’, 1907, by JD Fergusson and the first thing that came into my head was Grandma drawn by cartoonist Carl Giles....

Monday, 20 May 2019

Arundhati Roy..

Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things, which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and became the biggest-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Twitter portrait challenge..

here's my take on the studio portrait challenge...

Courtesan Dreaming a Lucky New Year Dream’, woodblock print, ink on paper by Isoda Koryusai

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Friday, 26 April 2019