Barn Owl Painting

Barn Owl Bird Watercolour Mixed Media Painting

Barn Owl Painting

Mixed Media 18×20 cm/ 7.5×8 ins

A friend mentioned recently how much she liked my animal paintings, and I realised that it’s ages since I did any. So I did one this week, of a barn owl. I like the feeling of him sitting there, waiting, until the dusk becomes night. He really seems to emerge from the background, almost as if he were already there, waiting to be painted.

This one will be offered for sale in my online gallery soon. So if you’d like to reserve it, please get in touch.

And if you’re in Cornwall, pop in and visit the Screech Owl Sanctuary  They have many many owls and lots of other creatures, and the flying displays will knock your socks off – or your hats!


Bude Harbour painting in progress

Bude Harbour Winter Painting in Progress

Bude Harbour Painting in Progress (Detail)

Here’s this week’s painting – a section of one of Bude Harbour that I’m currently working on. I love the feeling of wintry cold in this one. Such wonderful colours, shapes and textures there – cold pinks and soft creams. Finally got the water looking right today. And I’m abandoning my brushes and working more with painting knives. Such fun!

Reindeer Time! white felt handmade reindeer hanging Christmas decoration

Making lots of little reindeer decorations to decorate my stall at the local Christmas fair this weekend. And I know it’s early to mention the C- (or the X-) word, so apologies. But they’re just so cute! And I’ve had such fun making them 🙂

If you’re nearby, here’s the link to the Fair, where they’ll be on sale. It’s in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Falcon Hotel Bude One of a Kind Xmas Fair


And soon they’ll be for sale in my newly revamped Folksy shop here or contact me at anitalanghamart(at) if you’d like one and you can’t wait!!


Moonrise and Sunset over Cornwall

Moon Sunset Cornish pictures photos

Lovely moonrise and sunset yesterday – but at 4.30 pm! Managed to get out earlier this afternoon and do some drawing. Glorious.

Spent all yesterday morning ordering some business cards online from Helloprint – they were very patient with me! Think it was worth it, though – they arrived this morning.  All ready for the Xmas fair in Bude on 11 Nov. business cards boat in harbour painting

Cornish Sunset


Beautiful day here, and beautiful sunset. Tinged with a certain sadness that next week it’ll be dark by 5 o’clock (and panic also – too few hours to paint in!). Maybe I’ll try to rise earlier, to have more useful daylight hours. The spirit’s willing, ahhh, but the flesh is not, I fear.

Hope you have a good weekend.