Just messing about with a sketching app on the iPad and thoroughly enjoying the experience. This is a five minute sketch done with the Wacom stylus, but to be honest the finger would have been as good.

My latest attempt at an acrylic portrait done at art group last night in 45 minutes. I did get told off by the teacher for staying in my comfort zone, but I do really enjoy doing these, not brilliant but very good fun.

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Another hake painting today with an imaginary scene. I am going to need to start painting different types of pictures with the hake to include buildings and now water based scenes. I suppose the pictures I have been doing are a means of me practicing my techniques with this new brush.

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I have been playing around with the iPad as a sketching tool and I must say I am enjoying the experience. I have trid a few apps and I am trying to get used to my Wacom stylus and my brilliant Nomad Brush. I look forward to more from this great device.

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On a roll at art class last night, this was my second portrait painting in acrylics. This painting of Audrey Hepburn sort of just came to life whilst I was adding the paint. The acrylics do lead to sharp edges but I do like this effect.

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Art group last night and I decided to do something a bit different from the hake landscapes I have been doing of late. I love attempting portraits and did this quick acrylic effort in 30 minutes.

I am pleased with the way it turned out. The quick drying characteristics of acrylics leads to lots of quite crisp lines between colours but this seems to have worked well.

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This effort was an attempt to show rain clouds approaching on a sunny day. It was done with the hake brush and is a larger format painting. This allowed me much more space to throw the hake around.

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This painting was done from a photograph I took on our recent Easter holiday to Cornwall. Lerrin is a very small but beautiful village on the river. There are lots of flood warnings in the village and it is easy to see how it would be completely washed out during high tides.

The Bank Holiday has been wonderful so we had a day out in the lovely village of  Whalley about 5 miles from home. Most of the day was spent sitting in the Abbey grounds which are just wonderful. The sketch below was painted when I got home from a photograph taken on the day.