Sunday, 29 December 2013

Anglers Angle

I drew the Mansion (see two posts below) and didn't have time to photograph it as it had to reach its destination in time for Christmas - It turned out fine considering the building was white and there was so much grass: not always the best combination for pen & ink.

I have now started the six fish. Here's the first finished, the Cod. As usual, the drawing is better than the photography!

                                         Atlantic Cod                    John Simlett
Pen and Ink
15 inch x 10 inch
I had lots of brushes, canvases, pens and a great studio light for Christmas, so I have no excuses for not to churning them out!


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Seasons Greetings!

Here's a strange Christmas card for you! 

It means quite a lot to me though as I first flew on this aircraft on the 31st. March 1967, and here it is making its last landing, 29th July 2013 - 46 years later.

They built her to last and she saw service in the Falklands War, Iraq and Afghanistan.

May you enjoy Christmas and have a peaceful and successful New Year 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Just as I was Getting into Painting!

Just as I was getting into painting, along come commissions for Pen & Ink!

One Stately Home where 'the couple' were married.

Six fish drawings, similar to the one below on an earlier post.

Not that I'm complaining ...but I thought I was busy before they arrived! That's show biz!