Tuesday, September 05, 2017

My dearly loved brother, Raymond, passed away last week

My beautiful brother Raymond passed away last week, on Wednesday August 30th, unexpectedly. I remember when my mother emerged from the bush plane in Kafue National Park in Africa holding the little bundle that was my new brother. He has been the kindest, most supportive brother and I love him dearly. I can't imagine life without him. Ray, may you be pain-free and soaring with the quiet joys you gave. I love you, bro. Rest in peace. ♥️

A photo of us Christmas 2014. Ray is on the left; my brother Allan on the right. Sure gonna miss that big wonderful fella. xoxo


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A few Paintings Gif-fied

Some paintings Gif-fied. Working on something for my website. About 5 more of these small portraits are in the wings awaiting time and space.

Three Close-Up Portraits of Women (finally took final photos & will post anon)

Arabesque, cut into three sections


Monday, August 14, 2017

Lula, a puppy Malchi


My little darling. Lula at 10½ months. She's as light as a feather. Affectionate. And will trot along at my fast pace for very long walks. She is as adorable as she looks! The sun was just right today and I grabbed my camera... a tiny beauty! ♥️

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tidal Fury @ The Minerva Reader

This is so lovely! Lisa de Nikolits, a fantastic author, one of my favourites, reviewed, along with Heather Babcock, another terrific writer and favourite, Tidal Fury this week at her site, The Minerva Reader. She included one of the poems and a drawing from Tidal Fury. So honoured. Check it out. Thank you!!!
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Study for a Painting of Steve-Paul Simms

Study 1 for a Painting of Steve-Paul Simms, 2017, ©Brenda Clews, inks, paint, pastel, 8"x10", Strathmore drawing paper, 80lb, acid free.

Been far too long since I sketched - perhaps half or a whole year? So... out of practice. This - a bit rough, the drawing too small for the size of the pastels. Sharing anyway. A study for a possible painting. Steve-Paul Simms.