Foxgloves on Cornish Cliffs painting

 

 

Foxgloves on Cornish Cliffs Boscastle flower painting

Rather a good week.

Finished ‘Foxgloves on Cornish Cliffs’ painting – above in its lovely bespoke frame (from the brilliant team at Stable Art).

Had a week’s holiday from the day job 🙂 and visited the lovely Lizard Peninsula.

And – last but not least – I  was invited to feature in the Christmas edition of ‘House & Garden’ magazine!!! It comes out on 2 October, and I’m so excited, I want to run around shrieking and exclaiming loudly! Woot! and Double Woot!!! Woot, Woot, Woot!!

 

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Halloween Harvest Painting

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Squash

Acrylic  29 x 24 cm

A study in light and dark, and hard and soft edges. And the beautiful colours of autumn. I enjoyed painting this, and will enjoy eating the squash, now it’s done. Though the centre one begs to be drawn and painted again.

Happy  Samhain / Halloween (if that’s the right expression)

There’s a wonderfully informative post about it on Terri Windling’s blog

http://windling.typepad.com/blog/2014/10/halloween-approaches.html

Autumn Leaves Drawing

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Autumn Leaves

Study, Watercolour on Paper

This study was inspired by Jude Hill’s post here http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth/2014/10/nine-leaves.html  I hadn’t quite realised how ephemeral the leaves are – already the day after I’d collected them, they’d changed shape, curled into themselves, the colours had faded. So it was good to do a painting, just to capture their beauty and freshly fallen glory. I don’t often use watercolour, except for quick colour studies outside, and it was interesting to use it for a more detailled study.