Monday, 22 December 2008


Sandra came to tea and looked round at my numerous hanging works around the home. She was amused to find three nude figures of herself in my bathroom, as I met Sandra when I was attending life drawing and she was the model! She introduced herself to Clive, my husband, with ' you might not recognize me now as I have my clothes on today'!!
Here is the painting created from three sketches which Sandra could hardly recognise as I altered her size in each pose for the composition and she has now lost a stone in weight!! (you may have seen this painting before as I posted it in April just after it was created)

Sandra has just finished her project as co-designer for the Christmas Show at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich 'Merlin and the Cave of Dreams' and is currently working on a series of Norwich paintings ready for an exhibition in Rouen with the Norwich 20 Group.

Todays project was to look at how one creates a blog - so she can't wait to get home and try.


Ellee Seymour said...

What a funny story. I bet your husband was amused.

Claudia said...

Dear Joan, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! - I like your nude painting, but the Christmas Garland painting is soooooooo beautiful, I had to copy it to a folder in my PC to look at it very often! It is the most beautiful Xmas painting I have seen so far on the blogs!
Keep up the excellent work!
Love from

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hi Ellee - how nice to hear from you here in East Anglia. I quickly popped over to what I hoped was your blog to find there is only a profile - but what a profile. Could not leave a message there, so hope you relook at this post. By the way your profile says you are aged 252!!!!!! Thanks for commenting. Hope to hear from you again.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Claudia, what a lovely message. Just arrived back from my daughters (45 miles away) with my two youngest grand daughters, as Laura could not fit everyone in one car - all 6 of them!!! Glad you liked the garland. Happy Christmas.