Tuesday, 27 September 2016

new work

a place by the woods

'a place by the woods' - gouache on paper (24cm x 21cm)

exploring the woods and what you might find..... I had almost forgotten the pleasure of 'construction' - I've painted houses and buildings previously, but not for a while..... this is one of an ongoing series. There will be one other 'dwelling within a landscape' included in my shop update tomorrow

just enough wool

'just enough wool' - a smaller painting in gouache (12cm x 9cm)

woman by a window

'woman by a window' - another smaller painting in gouache (12cm x 9cm)

These are just a few of the varied selection I have ready to add to my shop tomorrow (2pm uk time) - I hope you may enjoy seeing each work.

Just a reminder, as I have been receiving several requests - I don't reserve work ahead of a shop update (I will reserve an artwork that is in my shop but not before it is added). This is to give anyone interested a chance to purchase. This seems the least unfair way of doing things and thanks for your understanding. I am always humbled by the response from people when several want a particular artwork. Never do I take your interest for granted and always do I want to you to feel happy with your choices. It's a pleasure to send my work near and far, and thank you always.

Monday, 26 September 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Penzance, 2. 2016-09-23_09-05-46, 3. Untitled, 4. Servetportret, 5. Blooms 2, 6. Untitled, 7. *, 8. Spiffy, 9. Landscape, 10. 24-09-2, 11. after Velazquez, 12. Untitled, 13. Untitled, 14. Still in progress, 15. poster prints in Porthmeor Studios, 16. Peacock shop  #japantrip #kagoshima #vscotrip #vsco #monochrome..., 17. Watching Pride and Prejudice. Please find me a ball and a bonnet!  :-) #JaneAusten #sketchbook #drawing #watercolor #illustration #instaart, 18. small explorations, 19. IMG_20160924_174221, 20. Point and shoot, 21. Drawer full of outfits for BCUK, 22. Great Ormond St, 23. sep252016, 24. Still alive, 25. Untitled

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Hello - last Monday in September (yes indeed) - a nip in the air this morning as I walked up the hill...... (it's hilly round here). So yes, hello to autumn. I enjoy this season, so long as it does not get too rainy and windy. I shall look forward to fine autumn sunshine and walks in the woods..... Meanwhile, my thanks to all the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. As always I encourage you to click on links and discover more....

I've had a busy start to my week, sending a parcel of artwork off to a gallery. It was very satisfying to put a selection together and I hope it will be enjoyed by visitors to the gallery (I'll share more details soon). The framed artwork looked just as I wished, and I did take photographs before bubble-wrapping, so I'll share some photos of how my smaller paintings look framed some time soon.

There are new paintings ready for my shop - and I hope to have a new, lovely and varied selection for you this week. I'll be updating my shop on Wednesday at the usual time of 2pm. Thanks always for your interest.

Tomorrow I'll share a 'new work' post - have a good start to your week.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

evening knitter

evening knitter

evening knitter

a smaller gouache work on Fabriano paper (12cm x 9cm)

I have been working on quite a varied selection of new smaller paintings. Some are on their way to a gallery show that begins mid October (I'll post details here nearer the date). Other works will be added to my shop. Each small painting is treated as an individual with its own story. I like the challenge of painting on a smaller scale, without being so miniature that I strain my eyes.

Tomorrow I'll be picking up some framed smaller paintings - and hope to get photographs taken to show you how they look when framed with deep mounts. There are many and various framing options, as I've mentioned previously. I know several people are slowly but surely collecting smaller works (many thanks) and again this gives the collector a great opportunity to make connections or see contrasts between paintings.