Wednesday 30th January 2019   09:49 AM

Another ten photos for the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2019

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Here is the link to my sketches for day 11 to 20 for the sketchbook challenge.

I am really enjoying doing these although I find some of the prompts that arrive at 6.30 in the morning challenging. Shown here are two of may favourites.

this is link to my Facebook page where you can see numbers 11-20.


Tuesday 22nd January 2019   01:24 PM

Sketch a day challenge

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I started the year by joining a sketch-a-day group. Prompts arrive at 6.30am and I usually get round to doing a drawing about teatime. I haven't missed one yet so here are the first 10 drawings, they can also be found on my Twitter account and Instagram plus the FB page 30 day sketchbook 2019.

I have labelled each of the drawings with the day, prompt and my own explanation. I have had lots of fun, I hope you enjoy them.

Press here for the link to my Facebook page to see the first ten drawings


Monday 7th January 2019   12:04 PM

January in Byard Art

Behind the counter
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I dropped into #ByardArt to wish the staff a HNY when my mind got blown away by the recent rehang. The lovely ladies of the gallery had placed four of my paintings behind the counter and they look amazing - but then I would say that!

So it was camera out and a photo shoot.

If you find yourself in Cambridge looking for something to do, pop in and take a look. The gallery is on King's Parade, the most famous street in Cambridge right opposite King's College Chapel. They exhibit paintings, mixed media, ceramics and are absolutely brilliant. I have a soft spot for for the ceramics and the wonderful mixed media made from found objects.

Saturday 5th January 2019   06:01 PM

New Year, New resolution

Drawing every day in January
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I don't normally draw every day, but I do usually do some kind of artwork usually painting or planning for a painting. I think it is very good though to draw every day as it improves my drawing and focuses my mind.

In the past I had made a sketch every day in May with Urban Sketchers, some days I really ran out of ideas and ended up sketching my bins and my bike. I have also taken part in Inktober with some great prompts.

So when I saw there was a #30daysketchbook2019 I thought I'd take a look and duly signed up. First prompt was 'Something small'. Nice prompt. I drew one of my painted wooden elephant far away and called it 'The elephant in the room'. Next up was shells. I didn't really want to go for some straight observational drawing so thought of the tongue twister: 'She sells shells on the sea shore'.

Next up was 'bag'. Again I found a saying 'who let the cat out of the bag?'. Then there was cube. Around this time I was really pleased to be doing something with the word but could not think of a phrase or saying with cube in it. So a melting Rubik cube appeared.

When the drawings are finished i put them on the group Facebook page, 30 day sketchbook challenge, which is crammed full of drawings using the same prompts. Look it up, it has a red circle in the cover photo.

Today the challenge is '5'. Gosh, 5 what?

You can see all my images with prompts on my Instagram page. @MaureenMaceArt A quick link can be found at the bottom of everypage of my website. Enjoy.


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Painter living in Cambridge. Mixes fantasy and realism and loves medieval art and it's detail. An avid sketcher.

Blog Archive

* 2023
* Live painting at Byard Art
* Demonstration at Byard Art
* Arts & Craft Fair, Pitt Building, Trumpington St, Cambridge
* A portrait of me
* Cambridge Drawing Society - Autumn 2023
* Inktober
* Try your hand at Gilding
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Teaching in my home
* Sold at Byard Art, Cambridge
* Thank you to everyone who visited my Open Studios
* Last weekend of Cambridge Open Studios 2023
* Cambridge Open Studios 2023
* Summer Exhibition 2023
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Cambridge Open Studios 2023
* Making planets
* Reverie at the Leper Chapel
* A new me
* Lost in Reverie
* Talk to the Cambridge Drawing Society
* First outside Urban Sketch of the year
* Cambridge Drawing Society Spring Exhibition
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Paintings in progress
* Work in Progress
* #TheJanuaryChallenge
* 65 Million artists
* 2022
* Exhibition at Michaelhouse extended until 17 December
* Small paintings with patterned gold leaf
* Of Day & Night
* Teaching students in my studio
* Of Day & Night
* Self Portrait
* Art in the corridor at Addenbrookes
* Christmas Cracker 2022 Exhibition
* Birmingham Open Studios 2022
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Life Drawing at the Tithe Barn
* Cambridge Open studios
* Cambridge Open Studios 2022
* Art demonstration
* Silent Auction
* Classes starting March 2022
* Newmarket Open Exhibition
* 2021
* Making a Tezlip pattern
* Winter Open Studio
* Winter Open Studio
* Mill Road Winter Fair
* Cambridge Drawing Society exhibition - October 23 - 30 2021
* A talk about my Lockdown Sketches
* The Rest House, Bournville
* Taking part in Birmingham Open Studios
* Art in a changing room!
* Life drawing at the Tithe Barn, Landbeach
* Sketching in the garden
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Landbeach
* A haircut
* My very first book
* Still sketching
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn
* Update about my Lockdown Sketches
* My Lockdown
* 2020
* SEAW exhibition
* Urban Sketchers are back
* Summer Exhibition
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Paintings off to Byard Art
* Sketching with my students
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Drawing what I see
* 20 x 20 exhibition at Byard Art
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Coronavius and my art classes
* Coronavirus
* Sketching the Market
* 30 day sketchbook challenge
* 2019
* November
* Winter Open Studio
* Christmas Cracker Exhibition
* October
* Birmingham Open Studios
* August
* Cake Tree
* Space pictures
* July
* Getting ready for Cambridge Open Studios
* Sketching in the garden
* Sketching with Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* June
* Drawing during 'The Silence of Time' exhibition
* Along your Street exhibition
* May
* Packing the paintings
* Basoka dreams / Dreams in the forest
* April
* Cows at Trinity
* Cambridge Art Classes
* March
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Urban Sketchers in Eddington
* Messing around with watercolours
* Pyjamas
* February
* Commissioned Painting
* Commissioned painting
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Three paintings on the go
* Part 3 of my 30 day sketch challenge
* January
* Another ten photos for the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2019
* Sketch a day challenge
* January in Byard Art
* New Year, New resolution
* 2018
* It's almost Christmas
* Look what's in the window!
* Christmas Cracker exhibition
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Urban Sketching
* Christmas Cracker
* Talk/Demonstration at Ely Art Society
* Friday morning Art Classes
* Sketching with my students
* Exhibiting at Addenbrookes
* Painting on a wet day
* Cambridge Antiques Centre
* A customer hangs her painting
* Two more mini paintings
* Drawing at the Museum of Classical Archaeology
* Urban Sketchers
* Painting some mini pictures for an upcoming exhibition
* Ely Art Society demonstration
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* World elephant day
* Visiting Addenbookes
* In the basement at Byard Art
* Thank you to everyone who came to visit my Open Studio
* Drawing at the Botanic Gardens
* Open Studios have started
* July means Cambridge Open Studios
* Sold at Byard Art
* Edible drawings!
* First Sketch to completed painting
* Zoology Museum visit
* Paintings in the window
* Paintings at Byard Art
* My studio and garden
* Urban Sketchers at Novi
* May Drawing challenge
* Byard Art
* Sketching at the Parker Library
* Drawing at Queens College
* 2017
* New painting
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Cambridge Busker
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Cambridge Art Book
* Haddenham Gallery
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Teaching Art
* Observational Drawing
* 2016
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Lost Crusaders
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Cambridge Open Studio
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Curiosity Gallery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
* Running with Brushes
* Cat on a Mat
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Mixed Media Workshop
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Pop up shop
* Cambridge Drawing Society at Addenbrookes
* Busy Painting
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Samovar Tea House and Gallery
* 2015
* Pop Up Market Place
* Etsy Handmade Fair
* 2014
* Cambridge Christmas cards available
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Strawberry Fair
* Cambridge Open Studios 2014
* Clavering Easter Art Show
* Cows, Bowers and Towers
* 2013
* My Shop on Etsy
* Prints
* Potentials
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Silvanite Woods
* Tree of Knowledge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2013
* New exhibition at Williams Art
* Art on The Hill
* Cow Prints at St Ives
* 2012
* Christmas Gift and Craft Fair
* Art Classes in Cambridge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2012
* 2010
* Moos & Blues

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