New Artist!

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Langwith Viaduct after snowstorm - Christopher Atkinson
Once again, I am updating slightly early this week.  As it is the school holidays, it’s a busy time and “anything” can happen. 
I am pleased to announce a new artist on the Artists of Derbyshire website (link above), who is Christopher Atkinson. Christopher is from Bolsover and is a student of Matthew Palmer, a well known local artist, who has had his own TV series, and gives watercolour lessons. He has six paintings on the site, and one of my favourites is this one of the Devonshire Arms, with its red telephone box –so very English but not often seen in our country nowadays. 
I also like this one of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury.All his paintings are priced at £110 including delivery in the UK (and he may well be able to export too, if any overseas readers are interested). You’ll enjoy browsing his gallery on the site.

As regular readers will know, after a recent try at drawing our new kitten, Kizzie,  John at art group gave me some special velvet textured paper, and Gill found me a magazine article on how to depict cats in pastel.  I decided to put both of these to use last weekend and drew puss in another pose, this time lying down. 
Little puss needs something to lie down on, otherwise she looks as if she is levitating, so I plan to draw a blue-grey cushion.  On the original photograph, she is on a dark green seat pad, but I think that would be too overpowering and take the eye away from the subject matter, so I am sticking to more subtle shades.

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