House Portrait #58

House Portrait #58 i - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020 House Portrait #58 ii - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020A recent commission was to draw this house in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.
It was built 200 years ago, in 1820 – the same year that Anne Brontë was born and HMS Beagle first launched.

Anne Bronte - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020

Anne Brontë

HMS Beagle - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020

HMS Beagle in the Strait of Magellan

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Spencer Place in the Rain

Jo Dunn Spencer Place in the Rain watercolour painting 2019

It’s four in the afternoon, the end of December
I’m painting this now just to make me feel better
North Leeds is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Francis Street all through the evening…

 

 

 

 

Roundabout A61-A658

Roundabout A61-A658 watercolour painting by Jo Dunn 2019

A painting from memory, this roundabout is near Pannal, just over the border in North Yorkshire. These roads lead to Harrogate, Knaresborough, Leeds and Otley.

 

My Street II

My Street II, watercolour by Jo Dunn 2019

Another view from the living room window. This may also be the first and only painting of my Celica. It was consigned to scrapyard the following week.

Lidgett Lane Larder

Lidgett Lane Larder, LS8 1QR - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2019

This is Lidgett Lane Larder in Leeds 8, a popular cafe serving home-made and locally sourced food. It is also an Art Gallery! Step inside this month, have a cup of tea and see a small exhibition of my tree pictures. Paintings, prints and cards will be for sale.

Tree Pictures - Exhibition of Paintings by Jo Dunn 2019

 

Waterloo Lake

Waterloo Lake II, View from the North End - watercolour by Jo Dunn 2019

Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park, Leeds. These are views from the North end,
as I saw it one cold Sunday afternoon in January.

Waterloo Lake I, View from the North End - watercolour by Jo Dunn 2019

 

My Street

Pasture-Parade-Leeds-LS7-JoDunnView from the living room window.

This is back-to-back housing in Leeds,
where you occupy either the front or the back of the house
(both look pretty much the same)
and have neighbours on 3 sides.