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!!
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.
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
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.