Saturday, 14 March 2015

A Landscape Challenge

After a visit to an art shop picking up materials for some recently commissioned work, I couldn't resist picking up a large canvas and setting myself a challenge. Having no idea or plan on what to paint I just chose a colourful palette of colours and started a base coat and the rest is what follows. 

I never was much of a painter and with no previous desire to paint I guess I have surprised myself. I had done a few still life classes at art college which included sketching and painting objects and then moving on to life models. With a love of colour and a techinque I have picked up along the way, I decided to try something a little different....a landscape. 

The painting details a scenery of Dovedale, a beautiful place that holds fond memories and a silhouette of the city to which has been my home for the last couple of years. In the painting there are hidden meanings and references close to my heart. I have taken photos of my step by step progress from start to finish. I have also complied a short video of my documentation which I will upload very soon.  

'Moon light city soul within a beautiful place'

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Spring is in the air

The sun is peeking from the clouds, the flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the days are brighter. Spring is on it's way and I'm preparing new items for spring/summer from ceramics to apparel. Watch this space for what I am making in the studio and check back on my blog to see my exciting designs. 

In the mean time I thought I would show off my Jugs :) Don't they look lovely filled with flowers? I think these would make any mum happy this Mother's Day.

Choose from, Woodland Joy / Make Lemonade and Fun at The Fair.