I’m very excited to be offering the first Art Holiday in the series:
‘Landscapes in Mixed Media’
7 – 9 November 2017
Want to learn something new, or just indulge your Inner Artist?
Explore the stunning North Cornwall coast for some sketchbook drawing, and then return back to base to create mixed media paintings. Enjoy also the specially designed ‘Leafscape’ workshop with experienced tutor Liz Gregory, who’ll show you how to use found natural materials to make eye-catching pictures.
Accommodation and full board included, as well as friendly expert tuition, materials and trips. Suitable for all levels.
Go to Boscastle Art Breaks, for more information and to book, or email me at boscastleartbreaks(at)gmail.com
And don’t worry if you can’t make the November one – I’ll be running the art break again in the springtime. Check the website for details.
Just had time to pop out this afternoon and do a quick little plein air (open air) painted sketch. The weather was strange: the sun was shining on the foreground – the grass was a very bright lime green. Yet there was a dark blue-black sky near the horizon. Tried to capture that contrast here, before the light went. It was lovely to be out painting again. The flying ants were a bit of a nuisance, though!
Have a merry August Bank Holiday, if you’re in England, and wishing a good weekend to everyone else.
My Cards & Ross Poldark sharing a moment …
Yes, I know it’s a tenuous link. But – besides having Cornwall in common – the link is, that I was passing by the local National Trust Shop, and espied my cards in the window ( the ones there with the paintings on). And there, in the other window, was the rugged Ross Poldark. I almost swooned! Alas, he was only there briefly, but it was enough….
It looked pretty much like this today. A little sketch showing the harbour mouth, with the fabulous slate rock. I love the colours when it rains – they have a depth and translucence to them. Hoping for some sunshine over the weekend, though.
Hope you have a good one.
Sifting through my photos on a rainy afternoon, selecting some for a Very Exciting new project! Thought you might like to see some.
The artist is recovering and will be back at her easel shortly.
And some good news – I’ve been chosen to join the Gwynngala group. Feeling very honoured and pleased.
Hope you have a good weekend.
Didn’t have time to post these before putting up my exhibition, and I’ve been very busy ever since. So – now – here are some of my paintings in their beautiful new frames, now hanging in splendour in the lovely Wellington Hotel in Boscastle.
I’ve previously had only white frames, but am moving towards having different colours. I think the frames above work well, though the fact that there are different frames does make hanging an exhibition a little more difficult, in that there’s one more thing to consider. But I guess it’s not so different from a group show, where there tends to be a mix of frames and treatments. I wonder if it matters to the person buying the painting?
Lizard Quay Boathouse – Painting in Progress
Only three days to go until my first ever solo exhibition. So excited! Trying to get this painting finished in time. Almost there!