Sunday, 9 November 2014

Greek Balcony

On a recent visit to an art gallery, inspired by a painting of an interior by Annabel Mednick,
I remembered this photo which I took on a holiday to Greece in 1989! 

I have tried to use texture and a strong contrast between light and shade to create a sense of the cool interior and the warm summer sunshine outside.....

acrylic on canvas
30cm x 25cm

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Orford, Suffolk

A couple of watercolour sketches following a lovely walk around Orford Ness a couple of weekends ago with my husband and my camera...

Watercolour on handmade paper
Approx 20cm x 20cm

Watercolour on handmade paper
Approx 20cm x 20cm

Thursday, 25 September 2014

WW1 Poppies

A relaxing hour spent preparing some examples for an art lesson tomorrow with year six children...a good excuse to ignore my ironing this evening!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Beach Huts

I have been working on this painting over the summer and am in danger of never declaring it finished! 
(I still haven't completely decided whether to add more texture to the foreground...or not)

acrylic on canvas
40cm x 50cm

Friday, 15 August 2014

Rediscovering Watercolours

I have not painted with watercolours for some years but following a recent holiday to Northumberland I felt inspired by the magnificent scenery. I am a little rusty but really enjoyed rediscovering how tricky watercolours can be!
These little sketches were painted very much with my aunt, who lived and painted in Northumberland, in my thoughts...

Bamburgh Castle from Holy Island
Watercolour on handmade paper
20cm x 20cm

Mainland from Holy Island
Watercolour on handmade paper
20cm x 20cm

And this is what happens when you get carried away with 'splattering' your watercolours, forgetting your half finished acrylic painting is right behind you!!!!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Beccles Society of Artists - Annual Exhibition

This summer I shall be exhibiting three paintings for sale 
and a fourth is available as a raffle prize...

Suffolk Fields 1

 Suffolk Fields 2

Sweet Williams

 Suffolk Beach - raffle prize

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Sweet Williams

And now for something slightly different, I have not attempted a still life for quite some time...

Acrylic on Canvas

40cm x 50cm

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Suffolk Beach

'Suffolk Beach'

acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Suffolk Fields

'Suffolk Fields 1'

acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

'Suffolk Fields 2'

acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Beccles Town Art Trail

I have entered this painting in the Beccles Town Art Trail which is taking place during the whole of May.
The Beccles Art Trail features the work of 30 local artists in the windows of shops and businesses around the town. 
The trail aims to raise money for the Link Luncheon Club at St Luke's Church.
My painting is displayed in Taber's newsagent (number 4 on the map)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Problem solved!

This winter I appear to have been suffering from "painter's block"....

This painting has been sitting (untouched and unloved) on my desk since October...this weekend I suddenly realised what I didn't like about it!

Apart from having used too much green, I realised that my choice of base colour was wrong.
So, I painted over the whole canvas in a thin layer of turquoise and it was instantly transformed!

I love it already and can't wait to start painting again.....

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Spring Sketches

Since the beginning of the year I have been spending the little bit of 'art time' that I've had practising my drawing skills. I've especially loved rediscovering my lovely chunky graphite sticks...