Thursday, 22 June 2017

All is revealed !

As promised,
I have turned the slate over,
the gift has been given,
you can now see who was hiding on the other side....

meet Cassie :)

And the recipient was delighted (if not a little emotional)
so I am happy too :)

on to the next one....

And if you like what you are seeing,
why don't you become a follow and keep up to date with paintings as they appear.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Latest commission - but shsh - can't tell you!

Been quietly working - on a hush hush project.

A birthday gift, can't show it just yet....
but will do :)

Soon. Until then, you just get to see the back!
In the mean time - the next two commissions call.

Been busy selecting slates, washing them and removing any loose flakes of stone.

Now, sitting in the sun, they are drying and feel warm and tactile under my hand.

Strangely the old reclaimed slate is far far warmer to the touch compared to the modern cut.

Can't wait to get stuck into the next paintings.

HaPpY MonDaY!!!

Bring it on :) 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Procrastination (with coffee)

While the rain lashes down outside,
while I drink coffee and listen to the radio,
I watch a soggy starling trying to build its nest.

Best get on, must finish this lot before sending off to become cards :)
What are you doing on this rather damp day?

Monday, 5 June 2017

Progress so far ....

Nearly finished, a few more whiskers here, 
a few more hairs there.
Then a final protective coating of varnish, 
a twisted jute cord to hang from,
then these three can go home :)

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

One Two Three

On my desk today, 
two border collies and a cat.

Sitting staring at me,
the dogs ready for a walk,
all waiting for the next step.

On rescued slate - approximately 200 years old.

I love that thought.

200 year old slate and I get to paint on it. Now that can't be bad :)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

what's on my desk today?

 A bit of a scamp appeared on my paper today.
A quick moving, bright eyed and certainly bushy tailed red squirrel.

Such a scallywag!
She better be careful -
Raf is behind her.
Still have to complete my little squirrel,
just have to stop her bustling about :)

Two more designs for my cards - Raf the fox and Emma the red squirrel.

A little while ago, I mentioned I was getting involved in an art event,
well, it has been kickstart and things are really happening -
how exciting!