Time to start choosing which pictures to enter in the digital round of some exhibitions. Which pictures, which exhibitions, how much can I afford?
The man in the park
Hurrah! This one got into the RWS Contemporary Watercolour which opens 2nd March at Bankside, London, through 14th March. (Watercolour is loosely interpreted in this competition!)
The day the trees left
Sometimes artwork is disappointing and I threw this one away! But I like the idea and the title and one day will get round to using them again.
Not this time – I walk away, head held high.
Woken by tulips
Wow! I have been shortlisted for NOA 2017. The second round is later but in the meantime there is the World Art Vote. You can vote for my picture from
If you would like to see
other shortlisted work, go to this page. You can of course vote for several artists… but please do vote for me!
If I have asked you already elsewhere, sorry!
I love this gloomy piece which evolved under my eyes. My visual memory was jerked by the beginnings of the hunched up figure and I found the image I recalled in a book about Gauguin (hero!) with a photo of a Peruvian mummy. I have always loved the poem by
Stevie Smith – hence the title.
Maybe all the horrifying stories of drownings in the Mediterranean influenced me as well. We can never know all the subconscious themes.
Image 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm).
Tower of Fools
The things in my imagined landscapes come from patterns and designs that I ‘find’ as the painting grows. I heard of the Tower of Fools at an exhibition at the
Wellcome Foundation a while ago. Image approx. 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm).
Maggie with daffodil
Picture recently framed for upcoming summer exhibition at a local gallery. Image 8 x 10 inches (20×25 cm).
Come to Mama
You’ve seen silly – this is sillier!
Mixed media on paper, about 8×10 inches.
Hurrah! One of my entries has been accepted.
A hand on the shoulder
Recent small pictures for the 365 course are on my
and for my last series in the year (the 3rd series) I have been working on aspects of Eve, the apple and the snake (or variations).
All images are 8×10 inches (20×25.5 cm) and are in mixed media. They are not intended to illustrate the bible story accurately!
Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop(Traditional)
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all.
When the wind blows
Image is 8×10 inches (20×25.5 cm). It emerged like many of my paintings from a random start. It is for sale on
Just follow me
We’ll follow you – but do you know where you are going? Life is like this. Just hope your leader has the correct destination.
Image 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm approx), mixed media on paper.
The big house
Another imaginary landscape of houses in the countryside. A yellow rainbow under a purple sky seems unlikely but most things I paint are unlikely. Mixed media on paper 10×8 inches (25×20 cm).
We live in the blue house
Well, actually, we never lived in a blue house. But my neighbour has recently painted his fences and BBQ shelter in this shade of blue – and it looks very nice. So maybe a repainting job on my side of the fence is needed… Though it is easier to see and admire on the next door property and save the effort!
Image measures approx. 8 x 10 inches (20×25 cm).
Thank you, Carla, for another free
! (Last year’s lessons are still available Kids’ Art Week .) here
I’m posting my efforts here this time:
after Motherwell 1
Go, Picasso dog!
Can two be a procession? You have to imagine the rest! I just fell in love with the tiny figure on the right who appeared out of nowhere.
This is one of my pictures for the Tunbridge Wells International Art Fair 24-26 June 2016 (to be shown there by Redleaf Gallery).
The image is 8×10 inches (20×25 cms) approx. and is a mixed media painting.
A strange lady, a strange pet – but they get on!
Some lovely person liked it enough to purchase it! I think that person is a good vibes character.
Pip Harrison (my co-author on the
) and I went to a workshop led by fairy tales (Plait-Weave-Play). Here are our creations. Jane Moran at Pallant House
Lion in wait
Pip also made a ‘Useful Pot to Keep [very light] Things In’ – maybe dreams…
a Useful Pot
Maybe it’s a pobble
Now, come on! Which of you ate those toes?
Another weird fantasy set of creatures pulled out of random marks.