Friday 14 December 2018

Blackrock Cottage, Glencoe

I painted Blackrock Cottage, Glencoe for my local art society Snow Challenge.
Not a subject I would usually tackle but I enjoyed the process and am happy with the result.
Starting with a photo I took several years ago without snow 
I referenced similar photos from the internet with snow.
Now for sale on my ETSY shop

Friday 5 October 2018

#inktober 1

I used to do a lot of pen drawings but lately have got out of the habit. 
#inktober spurred me on to get the pens out.
Lavenham is full of lovely old half timbered buildings - most of which escaped the 
Victorian 'Black & White' habit - so have lovely silvery oak timbers. 
This suited the fact that my pen was running out so didn't give a hard black !

Thursday 3 May 2018

More pictures at an Exhibition

More paintings at exhibition. This selection are on display at 
Pinchbeck St Mary's Church near Spalding until the 7th May.

All the local churches are having their Flower Festivals at the moment. 
Pinchbeck Church, near Spalding, Lincs also have an art exhibition. 
Rumour has it there will also be a Dalek there :)

Saturday 28 April 2018

Pictures at an Exhibition

Some of my paintings on display with Spalding Arts & Crafts Society at the Springfield's Spring Flower & Daffodil Show earlier this month. Chatted to a lot of people but sadly no painting sales

Sunday 18 March 2018

Having a clear out

The horrible weather has finally given me the impetus to have a sort out. Some years ago my Mum handed me a rolled up bundle of papers which on inspection turned out to be my entire secondary school paintings !!
This was the least curled of them, the rest will have to flatten a bit before I can take photos. I was 16 when I painted this view of Pulborough in West Sussex as part of my Art A-level. I remember my art teacher telling me that the perspective of the pub was all wrong & me telling her that had she been to the village she would have known that the building didn't conform to the ideal - there was probably truth in both !! The pub is now long gone having been replaced by a cardboard block of town houses.

Thursday 1 March 2018

Encaustic Wax

As a bit of a 'hobbies butterfly' I like to try different styles & techniques. 

One I have a great deal of fun with is encaustic wax. It's amazing what you can create with a small iron, a few sticks of wax & some shiny paper. 

The simplest techniques will give you a myriad of abstract patterns and you can progress to more realistic work if you so choose.

I mostly work on 6”x4” or 5”x7” paper & either mount & frame them or turn them into cards.

Cards and mounted work are for sale on my ETSY shop