Wednesday, 9 May 2018
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
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
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
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!
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Sunday, 26 November 2017
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
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.
Sunday, 5 November 2017
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.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Monday, 21 August 2017
Sunday, 20 August 2017
I was wary of painting the dress. How do you mix that colour? The nearest ready made was cost prohibitive, so I went with instinct , advice from friends and internet investigation and I had a go.
Not sure if this is finished, I shall put it aside for a few days and review. It needs some refining maybe.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Having not posted for ten months I thought it overdue to show a few examples of what I have been up to. With Roy needing medical treatment , and a new address to sort out, you know, new kitchen, bathroom, etc and exploring to do, I've not done much. A bit of life drawing and portraiture, a couple of selfies, and a workshop with Francis Bowyer in Southwold last week about sums it up.
This is for my Ma and my best friend, Stella, who don't see my updates on Facebook, and who I think have missed my blogging!
Self 16" x 16" Oil
Self Too 16" x 16" Oil
Southwold Tonal sketch
Southwold from the Harbour 12" x 10" Oil
Market 12" x 10" Pastel
Life drawing at Bungay
Life drawing at Castle Acre
Portraits with Southwold Art Circle
Eloise 10" x 12" Oil
Southwold 12" x 10" Watercolour
Life drawing at Bungay
Triple Jo Charcoal
Life Drawing at Bungay
Portraits at Southwold