Thursday, 26 May 2016

Beetle sculpture by Nicola Hicks - Bristol, England

Beetle (2000) bronze by Nicola Hicks, @Bristol, Bristol (England)

A massive bronze of a beetle inspired by the Rhinoceros Beetle. It seats just outside the Bristol Aquarium, near the @Bristol centre (Bristol – England).

Its long thin antennae have been broken off by vandals and the artist, Nicola Hicks, has agreed to the casting of replacement screw-in antennae that are used on special occasions.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Yellow irises - oil painting

Making the most of the good weather we had last week-end, I painted these yellow irises that are in bloom in our back garden.

Yellow irises - Oil on canvas panel (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Coat of Arms (Bristol) by Nick Walker

Coat of Arms has been painted by Nick Walker on 71a Park Street - Bristol (England).

(Click on the photo to see a larger version)

... above Vincenzo's Pizza Place.

This is not a Banksy… but a piece of graffiti art by Nick Walker, another famous Bristolian. Walker started in the 80's and was actually one of the people who inspired Banksy. You can find more information about this artist on his website.

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

A good shot

A good shot - Oil on canvas panel (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Okayama Sushi restaurant in San Jose California

While in Santa Clara, I drove to Japan Town in the nearby town of San Jose. I had lunch at a place called Okayama Sushi (565 N 6th St, San Jose, CA 95112, United States).

Okayama Sushi - Watercolour and ink pen

Work in progress

I did a sketch while eating a bento box.

I then went around the area and bought a cup of coffee at Roy’s Station where I did a sketch on my last visit there in 2012 (See my post Sketching in San Jose – California)