The Pigs of High Ham, painting in watercolour by Nancy Farmer

The Pigs of High Ham

Continuing my documentation of our local magical creatures, I bring you The Pigs of High Ham. The sketches and explanations for these appeared three posts back in How Pigs Fly. Here is the finished painting, and I have broken away from the one colour at last! (The last 3 large paintings were entirely in Prussian Blue) Having said that this painting is in colour, it isn’t in all that many colours. With the exception of the tiny bit of blue sky, I only used two more colours than the previous blue paintings. Here’s my palette: Here we have yellow, magenta…

Somerset Arts Weeks: 3rd – 18th October, 2015

“Swept Away” I shall be taking part once more in Somerset Arts weeks, however  there will be a change to the usual nature of things… “Normal service is interrupted: Nancy has gone swimming, and returned with sketches and scribbles both humorous and evocative, of a year spent jumping into cold water, through summer and winter. In anticipation of SAW’s theme of Momentum, she didn’t stop, even in February. Digital drawings created from memory and imagination, without the aid of a waterproof camera. Fairies will also be available, but this is the year of the mermaid.” Opening times: Wednesdays – Sundays,…

Hilda Pig

Technicolour Flying Pigs!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you the technicolour flying pigs: Hilda, Mildred and Archibald! …they are going to feature in a larger painting too, but while I was pondering what to enter for the art exhibition at the Royal Bath & West (an agricultural show plus everything else, for those who don’t know), I realized they would be just the thing, so I’ve whipped up this little group of piggy paintings for that.