Hedgerow and Barn

Did a painting over the Easter holidays, inspired by life at the barn where we were a year ago.  I am also fascinated by hedgerow life and conservation.  I used acrylics for this piece on stretched canvas.  To make the marks, I didn't use any brushes but potatos cut up to stamp the paint with, … Continue reading Hedgerow and Barn

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‘Monkey’s wedding’ …

Hey, I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas have a joyous one, filled with everything you need - like happiness, love, family and good friends. Christmas is not about the gifts, or the tree or the baubles and garish lights festooning so many houses at this time of year but you wouldn't think otherwise … Continue reading ‘Monkey’s wedding’ …

New work (not for sale)

Something different (for me, at any rate).   Got a bit tired of one of my larger canvasses last week, so decided to jazz it up somewhat.  I don't do this 'pointilist' type of work normally, so it was something strange to begin with but after a while I enjoyed the freedom. 'What do you see?' … Continue reading New work (not for sale)

Water-soluble Oil Pastels

I got me some Caran D'Ache ws oil pastels the other day and some really wonderful Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper - A3 size - I took 20 sheets. What a difference good ground paper makes!  It is really sturdy and quite stiff but takes a lot of manhandling with liquid and paint.  I have … Continue reading Water-soluble Oil Pastels

New mixed media

There are many things influencing my outlook on life at the moment - some very positive (like moving to our own house very soon - yay, no more renting!) and others not quite as positive (like waiting to find out if we will be able to permanently care for my baby granddaughter - we will … Continue reading New mixed media