|The Trees and the Axe (Arthur Rackham)|
I am a bit of a fan of Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939), an Englishman who became well known for his fantasy illustrations of children’s literature. I particularly like the way he painted trees using watercolour and pen and ink.
I have challenged myself to draw/paint a tree in this style so I tried to find a suitable subject while out with Rick this afternoon. It’s not easy to take snaps with one hand and control an energetic dog with the other. This was the best I could find.
My next decorating project is the master bedroom. Since we moved in I have hated the four spotlights suspended from the ceiling, it resembled a row of scooter headlights.
Paul also has a pet hate – glass chandeliers and anything glitzy. Sometimes you’ve just got to let your lady have what she wants. I now have a glitzy, glass light fitting and I love it!