Thursday, 26 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
BECCLES SOCIETY OF ARTISTS40th ANNUAL EXHIBITIONPublic Hall, Beccles1st ~ 8th August
'Highly Commended' (!!!)
Winter Sunset from Southwold Common
All of the above will be on display (& for sale!)
Seeing as school breaks up at the end of this week I don't expect to get any serious work done over the next 7 weeks but will try to fit in some sketching.
Hopefully I'll be back with some work in September!!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
25cm x 20cm
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Graphite on cartridge paper
38cm x 28cm (approx)
Acrylic on watercolour paper
35cm x 25cm
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
It has been very challenging as I have been working from a photo of my first painting and also the photo that inspired the original piece of work, whilst hopefully improving some areas as well as capturing the spirit of the original...
Acrylic on watercolour paper
33cm x 23cm
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
THE FOOT SQUARE SHOW
LOWESTOFT ARTS CENTRE
Triangle Market Place - North Lowestoft
1st-27th June 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
I have managed to get some good light/dark contrast, but they are not loose enough....this could be because I am attempting to work on a much smaller size than usual or just that I am trying too hard...??
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
So today I have attempted painting on a smaller scale than usual and to use less water with my paints....
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
I am very pleased to say that I have actually painted once a week since half term (AND my ironing is done & my house is clean!!)
I have also spent a bit of time browsing other artists' work on the internet & have found some of them really inspiring.
After the Easter holidays I will do my best to keep up my weekly painting, but would also like to try to squeeze a bit more time in to get working in my sketchbook...
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
They loved being allowed to use my acrylic paints, inks & pallet knives and I'll be using all the coloured sheets to make a Hungry Caterpillar window at work for the Easter holidays!
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
I still used plenty of Ultramarine but NO BROWNS and only the tinest bit of Paynes Grey....
Acrylic on Canvas
Sunday, 1 March 2009
'A Quiet Night In'
I spent much longer on this, my 2nd attempt - I found the book/newspaper/cork very challenging (successful??) compared with the reflective qualities of the glass which I just love painting!
Interestingly, I recently came across the photo below, it is my first completed painting from when I returned to painting 5 years ago (after a 10 year 'break'...)
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
To give myself an extra incentive I have decided that seeing as I have created this blog I may as well put it to good use...I am going to try use it as a 'sketch blog' (apparently it's what real artists do!!) so pop back sometime to check up on whether I really have managed to ignore the ironing etc for long enough to pick up a pencil or paintbrush!!
ps Having just browsed a load of 'sketchblogs' I now feel partly intimidated & partly inspired...
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Friday, 23 January 2009
I have to say I have really enjoyed playing around with the graphics/colours etc (THANKS Joel for your help!!)
I think it is time to test it out on some of my friends & see how they rate my new found skills....
Before allowing my daughter to create her own blog I wanted to find out as much as possible myself first to enable my husband & I to make an informed and sensible decision. I always find I learn new things more easily by trying them for myself...hence the reason for creating MY OWN BLOG!
I have satisfied myself that there are PRIVACY SETTINGS available as well as applying some common sense rules:
NO PERSONAL PICTURES
NO REAL NAMES
NO CONTACT DETAILS
GOOD MANNERS ONLY
So unless you are already one of my elite group of friends or family I'm afraid my true identity must remain a mystery...!
All that remains for me to ask about blogs is...WHY?? The more thought I have given the matter, the more I have found myself wondering at the vast amount of information the must be floating around out there...does anyone really read it?!
So the second reason for my blog is just that...it is currently only available to people I invite...once I've got the hang of the whole thing I will make it PUBLIC to find out whether anyone else out there is in the least bit interested in my ramblings about my happy but ordinary life....