Friday, 30 August 2013

Not much painting going on...

Summer Holidays...and the paints have been away for a few weeks. I had a week in Cornwall on the beach, and didn't really paint. However, the evenings gave me time spare, and I actually made a necklace for myself with beads that I bought about four years ago! They have been sitting in a bag in my arty drawer, but there was always something else to do.
I enjoyed making it, and now I want to make another, with some hand made glass beads that I bought at an open house last year, but I need one more feature bead. Something to look for in this years open houses!
I have been wearing the necklace and already received several compliments. People recognise the Murano glass, which I love too. Perhaps I should pop there for a feature bead?!! 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Progress of painting a Christmas Card for Lewes

Original photos and sketchbook plans

blue mask splattered for snow and the first washes are on

more paint, and rubbed off some of the masked snow
More contrasting colours are bringing it to life..

Snow paintings are enjoyable to paint! I splattered my masking fluid around, then decided on a wash of colours for the sky, in the sketchbook, before attacking the real thing. I work quickly and with the painting upside down, mustnt stop for anything here! It has dried in patches here and there, possibly due to a brush being a bit too wet when touching up an edge, but that should slowly disappear as more snow goes on.
Next step is the people and the windows...the bit that takes the longest, as I dither over what colours to use!!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Snowmen in Lewes

All drawn out and ready for paint, and snow! Design for a christmas card to hopefully raise money for SASBAH and SASPIRE.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Little black dog

I have just finished a surprise commission, so can't show it just yet...but here is a little detail...

Cliffe Bridge, Morning Walk

Here is the one that I forgot to scan.
As I photographed it after framing, I had to take a few different angled photographs until I couldnt see myself reflected in the glass! Then I straightened up the image in photoshop, as it had gone wonky.

All three of these Cliffe Bridge images are currently being exhibited at Chalk Gallery, Lewes.