Category Archives: Drawings and Sketches

Robert Kilpatrick artist

Our artist today comes from Scotland who was a local favourite in the area around the town of St. Monans. #RobertKilpatrick (act. 1935 – 1950) worked mostly in watercolour with a few excursions into oils. He, mostly, painted scenes of … Continue reading

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The hand-drawn map

Now-a-days we use satnavs to plan our routes for traveling and take pictures for memory. Previously, we used atlases and street directories and again took pictures and possibly a diary. I came across a hand drawn map a while back … Continue reading

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One name, two artists

Once in a while one comes across artists with the same name. Earlier, I have blogged about JMW Turner as well as J Turner (Turner of Oxford) so today I want to look at the artists known as #JohnWard. We … Continue reading

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Norman Orr artist

We go north, today, to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit artist #NormanOrr (1924-1993). Orr was born in Edinburgh and was one of Scotland’s leading wildlife artists. He began his artistic life as an engraver of glass. He enlisted in the Marines … Continue reading

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Peggy Wickham artist

Today, we consider artist #PeggyWickham (1909-1978) nee #MarjorieJoanEarnshaw. It is more likely that you would have heard of her mother. For she was the daughter of #MabelLucieAtwell. Her mother was a children’s illustrator and comics artist and it was her … Continue reading

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William Etty artist

Not that long ago, I purchased a drawing. It is a portrait ofb a young lady done with black and red chalk and a touch of body colour white. The portrait itself is not signed but on the backing paper … Continue reading

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Bessie Hevenor artist

I picked up a pastel portrait at a charity shop this past week. It is nicely drawn and coloured and created by artist #BessieAcker (neeHevenor). Not an artist which I had come across before and there is not too much … Continue reading

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Schloss Oranienstein

#SchlossOranienstein is found at Diez on the Lahn. It is a castle or palace which was home to #WilliamV,PrinceofOrange for a number of years. The palace was built on the ruins of #DiersteinAbbey for the CV ountess Albertine Agnes of … Continue reading

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – The Walberswick Florals

#CharlesRennieMackintosh (1868-1928) is world renowned as an artist and architect. His greatest architectural masterpiece was the Glasgow School of Art. After his success working for # Honeyman&Kepple, he attempted to set up a practice of his own. The failure of … Continue reading

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Sir John Hayter portraitist

Today, we look at a piece I picked up some 5 years ago from a small furniture shop which sold the odd vintage item. I bought this portrait because she was very nicely done. An image done with pencil, crayon, … Continue reading

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