It’s cold here again, so a time for cosying up this weekend. Cats have the right idea. A quick drawing, but it captured the essence. Always good to seize the moment. This sleeping cat is another one I did a little while ago.
And a date for your diary, for when the weather’s (hopefully) warmer. I’m a member of the Art of Gwynngala group and we’re having a showing of paintings, sculpture and ceramics at the Cowslip Workshop near Launceston in North Cornwall over Easter, 19 – 28 April, 10-4 daily. There’s a lovely cafe there, next to the exhibition space, and a textile studio/shop. So if you’re in the area, please come over for coffee or lunch and have a browse. There’s a Meet the Makers event on Saturday 20 April 12 – 2 pm, too. Hope to see you there.
Gull Rock from Tintagel Painting
I was out on the Tintagel cliffs today in North Cornwall, and with the fearsome winds and the mizzle, mist and rain, it looked exactly like this. Except that there seemed to be some excitement going on with this pair …
Shame I didn’t have time to draw them. Maybe next time.
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 anitalangham.co.uk 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!
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)gmail.com if you’d like one and you can’t wait!!
It’s been a wild and wintry weekend here.
Cats have the right idea. A time for being snug indoors. 🙂
Acrylic on paper 8×12 ins / 21×30 cm
Cockadoodle-do!! Still busy working on the landscape paintings, so thought I would give you a little cockerel painting today. Wanted to splash out with some colour on those beautiful lustrous feathers. A little reminder to those of us living in Britain that the clocks go forward tonight. Longer evenings to come. Yes!
Illustration of a Medieval Chest Carving
Yes, I bet that post title got your attention! Haven’t managed to do much painting this week, so I give you this little drawing of a detail from a medieval chest I once saw. The frieze on the chest was about four inches high (nine cm), but had the most remarkable detail. It was in a stately home in the West Country, but I didn’t note down where, so alas, I’ve no idea where you’ll find it.
I love medieval carvings and art. If you like them too, there’s a very good book you may care to look at – The Medieval Menagerie by Janetta Rebold Benton – and you can also find some at Into the Hermitage from the hugely talented and amazing Rima Staines
And if anyone finds the name of this creature, which is surely not ‘ManFish’!, then I’d be pleased to know it.
Hope you have a good weekend.