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My first attempt at colouring with waxy pencils, in this case Staedtler colouring pencils. I enjoyed the way I could layer up the colours

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 8th 2017

… Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland

Synopsis (from the book cover):
Older than the pyramids and predating Stonehenge by at least a thousand years, the stone complexes of ancient Ireland have been extensively excavated and studied, ye they have refused to give up their mystery. Archaeologists have speculated that the chambers were tombs. Art [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2017

The walls in the central hall at Wallington art covered in Pre-Raphaelite paintings by William Bell Scott. The paintings depict scenes from great moments in the history of Northumberland.
The result is a triumph of Pre-Raphaelite art, a colourful and vividly refreshing Victorian idealised vision of history, from the age of Celtic saints to the industrial [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2017

There has been a bit of a technical hitch with my blog hosts causing my site along with many others to be offline for several hours. The tech guys have been working flat out to get it resolved and here I am with a little bit of colouring that that I did last year. I [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 17th 2017

This delightful wooden ram is situated above the the Smith England Hairdressing Salon.

The wooden ram above dates from the shop’s former use by Stonehenge Woolen Industries, set up in the early C20th by Catherine Lovibond, with the aim of regenerating the rural economy. The firm continued in business till 1959. *

The ram was recently renewed [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2017

…by the 52nd Regiment at Waterloo 1896

This incident took place during the final stages of the Battle of Waterloo, after the 52nd Light Infantry had routed the last advancing column of the French Imperial Guard and the pursuit of the French by Wellington’s army was in progress. *

*from an information plate next to the painting

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2016

This painting by South African-born artist, Jason Askew, has been commissioned by The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum to mark the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.
It is 7.50 p.m. on Sunday, 18th June 1815. A column of French Imperial Guard has just been repulsed by the 1st Foot Guards of Major-General Maitland’s brigade (top [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2016

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