Sunday, 16 October 2011

Leonora... is off!

I am off on 'oliday. I am so excited.
I am going to Myanmar, and then Sri Lanka for nearly six weeks!
Bring it on.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Leonora... the Pin Cushion

I've been getting my jabs for my travels, eurgh. They make me feel very peculiar.

Leonora... Remembers

I painted this oil sketch of my sister in 2007 when she was watching a program on the Burmese protests at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

oil sketch 2007

I find it extraordinary now that in a weeks time I'll be there. I have wanted to go and paint in Myanmar since my grandfather first showed me his sketches from his time stationed there.

Leonora... Laughs

Monday, 10 October 2011

Leonora... & Miss Mary

My cousin Mary cooked me a such feast that it was too divine to describe accurately; a roasted butternut squash risotto & a peach tart (heehee) with vanilla pods etc etc etc.

I painted this oil sketch of her years ago with her (then new) Marc Jacobs ring and am so flattered that it sits in her study. She and her husband are so trendy they don't really 'do' conventional paintings.

Mary with Marc
oil sketch

I love her ragette look. When Mary gets cross with me, I get nervous laughter, which in turn makes her even crosser. It's a deliciously vicious circle.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Leonora... Draws

I am apprehensively posting my nearly completed charcoal of Bean. I drew her sister last year who is also a beauty. I've some work to do on her chin and shoulder but am nearly done...

Oil sketch of Bean about five years ago. She's scoffing my Love Hearts... x

Leonora... Puckers Up

What a wonderful feast my sister cooked for my birthday... THANK YOU!
She also gave me green lipstick from Morocco that turns the prettiest shade of pink. Mwah!

Leonora... Hearts Miss X

I do love drawing my friends, especially when they are as gorgeous as Miss X. 
She looks cute & super sexy.

Leonora... Doodles

October 7th 2011

October 8th 2011

Leonora... is loving Hydrangeas

Maybe it was the Mulberry SS11 campaign but I am loving hydrangeas more than ever. 
I swiped these beauties from my father's garden last weekend & they're still making me smile a week later in London.

Heavenly Hydrangeas

Mulberry Spring / Summer 2011

But can anything really beat brilliant Prada SS11?? I'm torn...

Prada Spring / Summer 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

Leonora... says Happy Birthday Bean

It was beautiful Bean's birthday over the weekend. I've been doing a charcoal of her.
We celebrated in the sunshine at Dock's Kitchen in Kensal Rise. Properly spoiling. I gave her this oil on board that I painted of her years ago. The image was taken by the very talented Dave Watts at Exit Festival. Wonderfully carefree.
Happy Birthday Bean x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Leonora... Welcomes You

Hello and welcome to my blog. 
I am a tentative blogger & late to the game; but it looks like fun & I want to join in!
I hope that you might look at it & join in too.
Leonora x