A new series off for an exhibition… It’s been a close run thing – long hours in the studio and no idea if I was going to make the (self-imposed) deadline of today to finish three, 60cm square canvasses for Titchfield Art Show next week. I have learnt a great deal doing these paintings, notContinue reading “Finished!”
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New work! The space between us…
30cm sq mixed media on board with a deep white float frame. Will be at Yellow Edge Gallery 3-8 April 2023.
Letting it all go!
During the pandemic I took a couple of years out just to play. I didn’t know what would happen to my work but it felt like a great thing to be doing – an antidote to what was happening elsewhere. One of the things I did was take a concertina sketchbook course*, which really changedContinue reading “Letting it all go!”
That awkward phase…
One thing I have learned over the last few years is that there is always an awkward phase in a painting. There comes a point where you stand back and think “Oh jeez, I ruined it” “It’s terrible” “What was I thinking???!” I used to give up at this point, throw the painting away, beContinue reading “That awkward phase…”
I was just sat under my favorite bridge and was remembering the freezing cold May evening when my husband and I filmed a short art piece called ‘Liminal’ for my MA Fine Art. I came home to realise that I have never actually posted it here! So here it is! My only regret is thatContinue reading “Liminal…”
Capturing the spirit of a long lost landmark…..
When I saw the subject of the ‘Time at the bar please’ exhibition at Yellow Edge Gallery, about pubs in Gosport, I got a clear picture in my mind of what I would paint. However, I had no concept at the time of how the painting would end up! One of my earliestContinue reading “Capturing the spirit of a long lost landmark…..”
Procrastination – what are you avoiding?
So, my tip to stop procrastinating? Reflect (journal even) on why, what are you avoiding? Are you giving yourself valuable thinking space before making your next move?
Does a drawing have to look like somewhere?
This week I have been thinking about drawing – specifically the need to recreate a visual scene accurately or at least semi accurately. For the past few weeks I have been going to the same spot most days and drawing. But nothing I have drawn would be recognisable as the physical place. However for meContinue reading “Does a drawing have to look like somewhere?”
A Mindful moment – sound drawings
I am working on extending my new series based on Forton Lake and developing some more work based on the area. I have been spending a lot of time, mindfully recording what I see, what I hear and what I feel when I walk around the shores of the lake. An interesting exercise to doContinue reading “A Mindful moment – sound drawings”
Forton Creek Series
After a lot of work, I have produced three paintings that I am very pleased with, that convey my feelings about the creek near my home. Like many of us, I started reallly seeing my local area during the pandemic and I expect a lot more work in the future which is inspired by thisContinue reading “Forton Creek Series”