Y is for Yellow is nearly finished…

yellowblogbutton150and 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!

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When the wind blows

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all.
(Traditional)

fanciful interpretation of a traditional nursery rhyme - painting by Catherine Redmayne
When the wind blows

Image is 8×10 inches (20×25.5 cm). It emerged like many of my paintings from a random start.

We live in the blue house

a quirky landscape by Catherine Redmayne featuring a blue house
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).

Kids’ Art Week!

Thank you, Carla, for another free Kids’ Art Week! (Last year’s lessons are still available here.)

I’m posting my efforts here this time:

a Dubuffet figure a la Carla Sonheim
after Dubuffet

 

after Hundertwasser a la Carla Sonheim
after Hundertwasser

 

Klee a la Carla Sonheim
after Klee

 

Motherwell a la Carla Sonheim
after Motherwell 1
after Motherwell

 

Picasso dog a la Carla Sonheim
after Picasso

Go, Picasso dog!

 

 

 

The procession

mixed media painting by Catherine Redmayne
The procession

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.

‘Brave’ surprises for the tutor!

Pip Harrison (my co-author on the fairy tales) and I went to a workshop led by Jane Moran at Pallant House (Plait-Weave-Play). Here are our creations.

a woven structure representing a lion mask
Lion in wait

 

a woven structure of a head which has morphed into a spider
Demented spider

 

Pip also made a ‘Useful Pot to Keep [very light] Things In’ – maybe dreams…

tub with corners woven from strips of paper
a Useful Pot

Pick and mix

beginning a collage of items from lessons in Year of the Spark with Carla Sonheim
Year of the Spark

This is just the beginning of the piece. At lesson 23, the year’s work is nearly done. It’s been brilliant! Year of the Spark has followed Year of the Fairy Tale – both with Carla Sonheim. This year Lynn Whipple has provided half the lessons. Super mix of talents.

lesson-23-main-III kid myself it now looks a teeny weeny bit like an Egyptian tomb wall – I shall call the bathing belle Nefertiti.

Next year it will be Y is for Yellow. Watch this space…