Clouds

Clouds and rooves by the sea.

Quick sketches can be useful to remind you of a view. You can think about weather and how rain falls from the clouds over the sea. The jumble of buildings with slanting rooves, hunkered down for an impending storm.

Sketching fast gives you the chance to record something that may be fast moving, capture motion, in fleeting minutes the whole thing has changed!

Omelette for tea.

I would show you a photo, but I’ve eaten it!

Anyway I didn’t want to spend a long time preparing a meal, we have had simple food today.

This meal we had a mixed vegetable omelette with Stilton and coleslaw to go with it.

Ingredients and method

I fried up a whole chopped red onion. Then I added a handful of chopped olives to the pan. Then cut up three flat large mushrooms and added them. Then I added a couple of chopped celery sticks to the meal. I added a pinch of salt and pepper to the pan. While this mix was softening over a low heat I whisked up a few eggs and a bit of milk (depends on how hungry you are). I poured the eggs over the vegetables. As it cooked I moved the egg around so it didn’t burn on the pan. Eventually it was cooked through so then I took some Stilton cheese and crumbled a layer onto the omelette. Once it melted a bit I plated the food up with a spoonful of coleslaw and a hunk of chunky bread. Tasty..

Drawing after Bob Ross

I was just watching a programme with the artist Bob Ross, he was painting a winter scene with autumnal colours and snowy highlights, so I decided to draw as I watched. I’m trying to get to understand my different drawing apps. I don’t think I did too badly, I just about managed to keep up and this took me about half an hour.

I am not sure I can get the whole image on the screen. Because I’m using a different device I seem to be into block editor mode….that’s better….

Cats dream

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Quick watercolour I did on a postcard for a blind auction for charity a few years ago. You had to submit pictures on cards so they could be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

I did a few and enjoyed doing it. Just creating off the cuff pieces. I don’t know how well they did, but I didn’t get any of them back..

Here are a few more, just quick, bright and cheerful.