Monday, 26 September 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Penzance, 2. 2016-09-23_09-05-46, 3. Untitled, 4. Servetportret, 5. Blooms 2, 6. Untitled, 7. *, 8. Spiffy, 9. Landscape, 10. 24-09-2, 11. after Velazquez, 12. Untitled, 13. Untitled, 14. Still in progress, 15. poster prints in Porthmeor Studios, 16. Peacock shop  #japantrip #kagoshima #vscotrip #vsco #monochrome..., 17. Watching Pride and Prejudice. Please find me a ball and a bonnet!  :-) #JaneAusten #sketchbook #drawing #watercolor #illustration #instaart, 18. small explorations, 19. IMG_20160924_174221, 20. Point and shoot, 21. Drawer full of outfits for BCUK, 22. Great Ormond St, 23. sep252016, 24. Still alive, 25. Untitled

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Hello - last Monday in September (yes indeed) - a nip in the air this morning as I walked up the hill...... (it's hilly round here). So yes, hello to autumn. I enjoy this season, so long as it does not get too rainy and windy. I shall look forward to fine autumn sunshine and walks in the woods..... Meanwhile, my thanks to all the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. As always I encourage you to click on links and discover more....

I've had a busy start to my week, sending a parcel of artwork off to a gallery. It was very satisfying to put a selection together and I hope it will be enjoyed by visitors to the gallery (I'll share more details soon). The framed artwork looked just as I wished, and I did take photographs before bubble-wrapping, so I'll share some photos of how my smaller paintings look framed some time soon.

There are new paintings ready for my shop - and I hope to have a new, lovely and varied selection for you this week. I'll be updating my shop on Wednesday at the usual time of 2pm. Thanks always for your interest.

Tomorrow I'll share a 'new work' post - have a good start to your week.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

evening knitter

evening knitter

evening knitter

a smaller gouache work on Fabriano paper (12cm x 9cm)

I have been working on quite a varied selection of new smaller paintings. Some are on their way to a gallery show that begins mid October (I'll post details here nearer the date). Other works will be added to my shop. Each small painting is treated as an individual with its own story. I like the challenge of painting on a smaller scale, without being so miniature that I strain my eyes.

Tomorrow I'll be picking up some framed smaller paintings - and hope to get photographs taken to show you how they look when framed with deep mounts. There are many and various framing options, as I've mentioned previously. I know several people are slowly but surely collecting smaller works (many thanks) and again this gives the collector a great opportunity to make connections or see contrasts between paintings.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

tea in the woods - new work

tea in the woods

'tea in the woods' - a larger gouache artwork (larger for me that is - measuring 25cm x 21.5cm) on Fabriano paper.

Some people may describe themselves as beach or water types, others feel connected with mountain or desert. I think I've always felt a connection with woodland, the ever-changing nature of the place, the light and dark, the scope for story. I walk in our local woods quite often, though it is a relatively small space within larger open parkland, the 'trees bit' is where I like to linger. Woodland is not always romantic, there can be a sense of secrecy and things yet seen, or described clearly. Each time I sit to sketch or paint a woodland-inspired idea, a slightly different perspective may emerge.

table conversation

I have also been working on new interior-based paintings - here is 'a table conversation' smaller painting - gouache

and a new monoprint drawing:

in amongst the stragglers

takes us outside again, but into the familiar territory of the garden - 'in amongst the stragglers'

These are just some of the new artworks to be added to my shop tomorrow afternoon - usual time, 2pm (uk). Thanks always.