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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Printing



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This week I have been experimenting with intaglio, and making cards.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Summertime ...........works in progress.

Beach.  50 x 70 cm. Oil
Garden. 50 x 70 cm.  Oil 

Both paintings are still in progress, and are ideas to depict our English Summertime. This is the working title for my up coming solo show
In September. I shall nag about details nearer the time 😘
I have a few ideas, but mostly I shall be watching the beach, the broad, the boats,  the grockles, and whatever conjures up that feeling.....you
Know what I mean.........I shall be painting it. Or printing.
So, a happy, feel-good show then......
I have my mojo back methinks, WooHoo! I am enjoying painting again enormously and can hardly believe I have spent the past two years
 not bothering. Well, it happens, but I am back, watch out!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Southwold Portrait Group

The model today was the lovely Eunice, with the flamboyant hat. My first effort was all over the place....no rhythm. This is charcoal.
Next I got out the carbon pencil which made this lovely gentle portrait. Eunice liked this one, so she took it home.
Last, but not least, my pen for this pen and wash study. I like this one.
Good morning, thank you Eunice.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Work in Progress........and about time too!


 


First day in the studio for a while, and I must remember to leave the door open! Be aware that turpentine fumes are 
very bad for you, and like me you might not know what’s happening until you struggle for breath just laying in bed! 
I was also unaware how out of practice I am with the paintbrush. You can see what a struggle I had!
Start again then..............

Monday, 5 March 2018

Southwold Art Circle Portrait Group




I had a slendid morning painting Will, a delightful and brilliant model, very Irish 
and with the obligatory twinkly eyes. Thank you Will, hope to see you again!
It felt so good to have a paintbrush in hand again, despite it not behaving as wanted! 

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Drypoint


I attended a brilliant workshop for drypoint, led by the fantastic NICOLA SLATTERY RBA. Instruction was clear, simple, easily understood, Nicola was a very good tutor. We all enthusiastically got stuck in, and produced some lovely prints. It was a fabulously enjoyable day. So, now, does anyone have an unwanted printing press for sale? I would really like to do more!

Monday, 6 November 2017

The First Ones


 I love this flower girl.....but her leg is wonky, and, I wonder if she was a reject! I can find no reference on the internet, although I can find similarly styled other work. I think her wonky leg adds to her charm.

 I love how tactile this one is, to hold in your hand is calming and stress-relieving.
This one reminds me of one I made myself when I was about twenty.

You might wonder why I posted a pic of a portable easel in the last post. To illustrate the fantastic bargains can be found sometimes. This easel sells for £150 when new. I picked up this beauty for £15! I do love a bargain.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Diverted

My interest has been elsewhere this year. I have been frequenting the local Antiques markets and finding amazing treasure. I adore small bronzes, although only because I can’t afford big ones! I buy what I like which has resulted in a very mixed bag, but I love them all.











Monday, 21 August 2017

Best in Show

                                                          

Awarded the John Simpson Memorial Award , which means the best work in the whole show!

Prestigious in my little community, but WooHoo! I am chuffed.