Sunday, 19 November 2017

Painting not painting

Continuing on my quest to practice my rusty landscapes,
I started another one.
I chose a field system above Malham,
to make me concentrate
on stone walls and grasses 
However, after a rather damp and dreary autumn,
the summerhouse developed rather wet corner.
So, after a quick shuffle of the desk and workbench
and an intense investigation to find the offending weak point,
all potential rain ingress has been halted!

But painting tomorrow might be at home rather than in the studio.

Hope your Monday
is a little less damp that mine!!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Buttercup Fields

Buttercup Fields
Acrylic on A3 300gsm paper 
Bit rusty - but enjoying the process. 

Monday, 13 November 2017


I am fed up with this bleugh weather!
C'mon! Where IS the SUN?!

Any hoo - on a different note, I am still getting on with my latest commission :)

And talking of commissions,
there is still just time to order a bespoke
commissioned piece of art
for that 'hard to buy for person' in your life :)

Saturday, 4 November 2017

A little music goes a long way

Started this stag Friday afternoon,
another card design.
 At this point,
although happy with the painting,
I was not happy with how it appeared .....
something was missing.
 So, I added a little music,
And now I (and the stag)
are really happy :) 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Going a little (happily) nuts

From the windows of my studio,
I overlook a bird table.

I keep a list of the birds that visit 
and they tend to be the normal garden birds
(not that I am complaining!)
However, when a nuthatch
graced my garden
I did a little dance of joy
Which, of course made it fly off.
Silly me.
Any hoo, the temptation of food
made it return,
and return and return and return.

Often enough to take photos
for me to paint. 
Happy happy x 

Just need finish it,
get it mounted,
then it is ready for it's forever home :)

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Back to the day job

Back to the day job.
(which I love)
(which went well)
Painting commissions.
(adding hair by hair, whisker by whisker)
You betcha!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Getting Ready...

....for TAM.Color palette icon

However, am  'I'  ready for TAM?


My assistants don't seem to be that bothered either....

Well, it is less than two weeks away
and as long as I have a coffee
and my summerhouse studio...
coffee icon will be all ok!

(hopefully ....!)

#art #artiststudio #cat #dog

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Taster-expo a-go-go

Spent an industrious couple of hours
Monday afternoon,
helping to set up our mini exhibition.
Art came in thick and fast,
it was wonderful seeing it all arrive. 
After a while, it was all starting to get together
and look rather good!
And what is exciting,
is the excellent feed back we are receiving -
hope this bodes well for our weekend
TAM - Trawden Artists & Makers Open Studios event.

I think we have a crackingly good team!

Well done ladies :)

#art #TAM #openstudios

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

It came out of the blue!

Having painted a blue and choppy sea - it was missing 'something'. 
So, what should swoop into view?
A cormorant
of course....

Friday, 15 September 2017

Dreaming of the sea

At the end of the world the sea meets the sky,
there's  small strip of land where the mermaids lie.
Where they chit and they chat,
or play and have fun,
and top up their tan in the midday sun.
(thanks to the poet Wayne Mac, tap on his name for the full poem)

Not had my dose of coastal air...
and missing the sea...
So got out the brushes, 
and made one - just for me.
I loved it so much,
another soon followed.

Although not finished - it gives me
that same hit of blue.

#art #seascape #acrylic #painting

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The daily commute

Ready for my new 'daily commute'
Kettle on
Peppermint tea
Despite the rain - 
wellies and umbrella
and my painting pinny on...
 A short trip,
to the gate
and turn left
Lights on,
warm and dry (inside!)
as the rain lashes down.
I even get visitors!
Got a silly grin on my face
as I type :)

Now if you'll excuse me....
I'm off to work play now!

Love it!

#artstudio #art #painting #happy #cat