Thursday, 22 July 2010

Big Picture...Little Picture

Continuing to work from my photographs taken recently at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, whilst the Red Valerian was in flower, this time I worked on a canvas which allowed me to apply more texture to the foreground.
For fun I worked on a minature version at the same time on a small canvas I was given with it's own easel!

Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach 3
Acrylic on Canvas
24cm x 30cm
5cm x 7cm

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


What's in a name?

I chose the, not very artistic, name 'Gingermum' for my blog before I decided I would use it to record my efforts as an artist (see Jan/Feb 2009 for how it came to be!)

...I wonder should I change it for something more 'sensible'...or 'artistic'...?

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Beccles Society of Artists Annual Exhibition

Public Hall, Beccles, Suffolk
Saturday 31st July ~ Saturday 7th August 2010

I will be entering these 4 paintings...

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach

Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach 1
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
25cm x 36cm

Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach 2
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
25cm x 26cm

Thursday, 1 July 2010

'Boy Fishing' & 'Girl Fishing'

I have been really happy with my recent work but wanted to try to keep the finished work a little less real this time as there's something about the underpainting that I find quite appealing but that has been getting totally lost by the end.  I worked on these two pictures at the same time and find it interesting that somehow one turned out more realistic than the other.
I like both in their own ways but 'Boy Fishing' is more what I set out to achieve.

'Boy Fishing'
Acrylic on Watercolour paper'
25cm x 16 cm

'Girl Fishing'
Acrylic on Watercolour paper
25cm x 16cm