Monday, 29 September 2014

A love of music, a love of painting ~ and a love of experimenting!

I love music, painting and experimenting - and in this painting they all came together!

I took a sheet of Bockingford Not paper, glued a page of sheet music to it - let that dry overnight, then painted the image that the music brought to my mind.
Mostly watercolour, but a few touches with the Graphik Line Painters too. 

Here's the result, I hope you enjoy it.


Would love to hear your thoughts!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

A challenge given - and the resulting Preserve the Moment

Over on Painting Friends forum (new members welcome, join HERE)
Mollie Jones, a talented artist from Texas, took some photos of a glass and fruit set up - and challenged each of us to produce an art work from one of the photos.

I chose one photo and adapted it to my vision. I didn't include everything in the photo, I left out a dish with extra fruit, I added in more sunshine and a bright background - and generally tried to make the thing my own.

Here is the painting that I created:

Preserve the Moment.

Painted on Saunders Waterford 140Rough, 
size 15" x 11"

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Sentinel

In a little pond, local to me, there is a metal sculpture.
The pond itself is nothing extraordinary, but I really liked the sculpture, so I decided to paint it and try to give the pond a magical feel.

This is the result.

The Sentinel

Painted on Saunders Waterford 140lb Rough paper, using W&N artist quality paints; it measures 15" x 11"

I hope you enjoy looking at it.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Archie makes a return, he's the Toothbrush Monitor!

Do you remember little Archie, from earlier in the year?

He makes a return in this painting and this time he's in the bathroom!
I have a feeling he could become his own little series, all around the house, being helpful. 

Archie, Toothbrush Monitor

Painted on Saunders Waterford 140 Rough, size is 15" x 11"

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Chameleon Shed and a return to blogging

Good morning friends.

If you've stuck around while hubby and I have gone through our 'horrible year', I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
For those who have contacted us and offered support, thank you. Your help and information have been priceless and helped us navigate a minefield.
Hubby is now well on the mend and his doctor has been so pleased with his progress, that this week he has been able to return to work on a phased basis.

So, back to painting and blogging.

I created this painting after taking inspiration from one of Joanne Harris' shed tweets. In a previous post, I'd said how she posts about her writing 'Shed' and each day, it changes aspect, depending on Joanne's fertile imagination.

The quote that inspired me this time, was:

This morning the Shed is a giant trunk, covered with labels from all over the world.

And the painting I created has been called:

The Chameleon Shed

I hope you enjoy viewing it - and I hope to visit you soon.
Thanks again for your support.

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