Time to go and make others happy now

Time to go and make others happy now

I knew some weeks ago that today I would be saying goodbye. Its part of my creativity knowing that I have to do it. But this one has been such a big part of my life for longer than usual that it was always going to be a bit of a wrench. The painting that is the wedding present from daughter to mother was […]

A leg end in a lifetime of colour

A leg end in a lifetime of colour

On quiet moments these last few days I’m considering what subject I shall paint for the Ashby Arts Festival outdoor board. The idea of a legend or myth means I’m leaning more towards the myth side of it, particularly the magical aspect – fairies, elves, goblins and trolls. I’m wondering whether to do something different […]

I’m a little board

I’m a little board

Before the meeting started this week we had a visitor who wanted to talk to us. I can’t recall the last time that happened, and certainly this woman was a stranger to me. But what she had to say she said eloquently….. As Chairman of Ashby Arts Festival she wanted the local art groups (of […]

Making up for last time

Making up for last time

After the painful experience of the workshop I attended last month I was gratified that the one this time has more than made up for it! The subject matter was about creating depth and atmosphere in landscapes in the medium of watercolours. And the part that I like best is when I read in the instructions for […]

Turn and turn about

Turn and turn about

This gorgeous extended sunshine is bringing in the changes in isn’t it. And with the changes in the seasons come the changes in the artwould too, and keeping it fresh is the ideal. So with that in mind I decided to change the paintings I have hanging as an ongoing exhibition at Hampsons Gallery in […]

Don’t try to ignore it

Don’t try to ignore it

I knew something was missing last week when I was working on the erotic couple painting but carried on regardless (isn’t that a Carry On film…….?) and yes, my gut reaction was right, there was something missing. Not in the painting, in the making of it but then that in turn made the painting. But […]

Happy Seventh birthday blog

Happy Seventh birthday blog

Well I had intended last night to write about the time seven whole years ago when I agonised over what to write for my first blog post. I can still write about but but can’t do the links to the posts as I have a blip on the  link to the archives which should be sorted out soon (I’m […]

All shiny like a jewellers shop window

All shiny like a jewellers shop window

I’m getting very close to finishing the acrylic painting of the erotic couple, just pulling the final stages together putting in the tiny details that make the painting more visually appealing. Today I’m blending in the highlights on the skin and making the shapes of the body forms more pronounced. When that’s done I can finally put the […]