Not intended (luckily!) to be a true picture of the quaint little town, this detail refers to one of the many churches, the river and boats. I loved my visits to the town and the many characters I met. The wonderful individuals, news and gossip always reminded me of those famous residents of another of the Cinque Ports: Mapp and Lucia and their doings!
In rich dark colours this is a kind of version of the marina at Brighton! It would not recognise itself.
Thinks: ‘Oh dear! Maybe this dress is a bit bold.’
Time to start choosing which pictures to enter in the digital round of some exhibitions. Which pictures, which exhibitions, how much can I afford?
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!)
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.
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 here.
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).
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).
You’ve seen silly – this is sillier!
Mixed media on paper, about 8×10 inches.
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.
Could they be gossiping? I expect so. Looks like a place where many strange things could be going on behind the closed doors.
Image 8×10 inches (20×25 cm).
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).
But who cares. If you like it, wear it.
Is she blushing or having a quiet cough in the wings? Quirky figure collage. Image measures 8×10 inches (20×25.5 cm).
One of a series of paintings referring to the amazing Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand. The image is 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm) painted on paper with a variety of acrylic products.
One of a recent series of figures outlined with heavy black. I love the way the bright colours look like traditional stained glass. I remember dancing to this song way back… Didn’t want to offend with the real title!
Image 8×10 inches (20×25.5 cm)