Sunday, 16 December 2012

The first Tower block.

Good morning Friends,

here is the painting I was working on. I built the axes up, glaze after glaze, to try to get them to look realistic.
Hubby saw the finished painting first and he was so entranced by the axes he's getting the painting as a Christmas present :)

I hope you enjoy looking at it.

The first Tower block

This will also be in my permanent gallery site HERE

and because this will probably be my last post before Christmas, I thought I'd share some fast sketches I made with the new art materials received for my birthday.
These were the drawing blocks:

and this was made with a charcoal pencil:

Hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year !


  1. What a great title for this painting. Your glazes worked well, this is a lovely painting... Shhh, we won't tell your hubby about his present!
    Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas time.....ann

  2. I can see why - Those axes are wonderful! And a lovely selection of sketches too.
    Wishing you a wonderful and creative Christmas :0)

  3. Wow those axes look really good! What a great painting and a great present!
    Great sketches too! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and lots of painting in the New Year!

  4. Hi, Pat,
    So beautiful! I assume it took your time to finish up, didn't it? Take care and enjoy it fully. Look forward to your writing!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful cross-section of your work.

    Have a great Christmas and Peaceful New Year, Pat!!

  6. He's going to be a happy guy come Christmas, great job on that painting. Your new art supplies look like fun, enjoyed seeing your sketches.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. What an unusual subject. It looks really good too. How on earth did you dream that one up? Have a great Christmas.

  8. Hi Pat, you have painted a beautiful and original subject, the axes are perfect! Very nice series of lovely sketches too.
    I wish you and your hubby a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hug!

  9. Merry Christmas Pat to you and your family, Missy too of course.
    hugs BJ

  10. wow! love the painting of the axes. the color of the similar blues is very eye catching! great composition too. i think this is one of my favorites of yours to date. do you mind if I "pin" it on Pinterest? Merry Christmas, Pat!

  11. Wow, what a great subject - and the way you have painted them and built up the glazes is very inventive. Hubby should be well pleased! I love it also when people put up photographs of their materials & work-space etc. it appeals to my inquisitive side!

  12. It' so good to play with new material, isn't it? You made lovely drawings, Pat!
    Your axes are very realistic, great job!
    Wish you, Hubby and Missy a Merry Christmas,full of Love and Peace.xx

  13. Hello dear friend, a big hug.
    I've been so long out of the air and now returning slowly :)
    Pat your watercolor is wonderful,a good job in composition and a light surprising.
    Congratulations, and leave a strong abrazo of Brazil.

  14. Pat- the axes look awesome, you really have the lighting working for you! Love this and your husband will too. Have a great Christmas!

  15. Glad you all like it. :)

    Jenny, of course you may "pin" it.
    I hope it brings pleasure to many.

    Nil, so wonderful to see you back, I've missed you. Hope you're well *hugs*

  16. cute snow man sketch ... wonderful collection of axes and present pat ...happy christmas !

  17. Hello Pat:) Wonderful these axes! So nice painted and they look real indead! Your sketches are beautiful too. I hope you will have lots of fun with your new art materials:) Big hug for Missyxx

  18. The Axes are great Pat and I like the sketches too. Have a great Christmas.

  19. What a great painting and the sketches are wonderful. That snowman is so cute

  20. Hi Pat. Beautiful glazing of those axes! And it certainly looks like you are enjoying your gifts. :)
    I wish you and your husband and Missy a wonderful Christmas, and the best of New Years!!!
    Kathryn XX

  21. Love the blue axes! Very cool.

  22. All of your paintings/sketches are wonderful, but the snowman makes me smile! Thank you!

  23. Love the new blog design too, Pat! I'm thinking of you as I decorate for Christmas and pull out your painting of Christmas Pudding. Merry Christmas!

  24. Estimada Pat. Todas tus cuadros son adorables.
    ¡Te deseo unas Felices Navidades y un Próspero Año Nuevo!
    Con cariño Sonia.

  25. Dear Pat - this is a lovely painting and your sketches are wonderful too. Hope you have a beautiful Christmas season - looking forward to seeing you in the new year. God Bless.

  26. Hello Pat
    The axes are fantastic. Your development into a true artist is amazing. You have talent. I wish you much success, and

    I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  27. What a cool painting Pat. I love the idea and the whole picture is really intriguing. Your hubby is going to be most pleased. Looks like you enjoy getting new art supplies. I can imagine you there like a kid with a new toy all happy as you paint away the hours. Thanks for your visit to my blog the other day. Always a treat to see you there. Hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas with some new art supplies under the tree perhaps? cheers!

  28. Beautiful work Pat!
    Wishes to you for a wonderful Christmas filled with love, joy and peace!
    Ansota :)

  29. Dear Pat.
    I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Elsbeth xx

  30. Merry Merry Christmas!Hope you're all having a great time..:O) Hugs to Missy :O)


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