Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, UK. Created using One Note. Alison Nicholls
Yep, I finally tried sketching on my Microsoft Windows Surface! Admittedly I wasn’t using an application designed for sketching, instead I was using one designed for note-taking. As a result I had a limited palette of colors and a choice of pen or highlighter. But you know what – it really didn’t matter. This beautiful view was straight out of the window of the house we stayed in for Christmas and it would have been wrong to leave without sketching it. I’ve included a more detailed view below, where you can see the colors and pen sizes, plus some of the people on the beach.
I might try this again, but not in Africa. The screen size is smaller than I like, I love working on paper and I try to avoid too much technology while I’m in the bush. But for around New York, you never know…
I hope 2015 is happy and healthy for you and all your loved ones.
I hope 2015 is peaceful, with opportunity and education for all.
I hope that 2015 will be a great year for conservation around the globe,
including an end to rhino and elephant poaching.
It turns out that I don’t have too many paintings that are appropriate for a Happy Holidays email, but I found this one and it seemed perfect!
There was snow in the Kalahari once, so you never know…
At this time of year I would like to say Thank You for your support during the year. It is wonderful to know that my paintings and sketches hang on walls around the world and I hope they help to make your homes a little warmer! I am also grateful that my art helps support conservation organizations who are working hard to make a positive difference in the lives of people and animals in Africa.
Thank you again, I appreciate all your emails, calls, tweets & posts!
Happy Happy Holidays!
Art inspired by Africa will be closing on December 17 for the holidays. You can still take advantage of my Seasonal Offers until December 31, but the last date for placing orders to arrive in the US before Christmas, will be December 17. Thank You