Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Hockney Exhibition

I'm really hoping to be able to make it to the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy before it closes on 9th April.  I love this oil painting called 'Winter Tunnel with Snow, March, 2006'.  Photo credit: Richard Schmidt.

I love to draw trees in winter so it would be great to see paintings on such a large scale as well as the ones he's produced on an ipad.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

While searching for some interesting facts about Valentine's Day, I came across this piece of trivia: Traditionally, young girls in the U.S. and the U.K. believed they could tell what type of man they would marry depending on the type of bird they saw first on Valentine’s Day. If they saw a blackbird, they would marry a clergyman, a robin indicated a sailor, and a goldfinch indicated a rich man. A sparrow meant they would marry a farmer, a blue bird indicated a happy man, and a crossbill meant an argumentative man. If they saw a dove, they would marry a good man, but seeing a woodpecker meant they would not marry at all.

If you are not already married, have you seen any birds today?