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.
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.
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)
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 Singulart
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).
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).
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.
Sadly I started this 10×8 inch picture on too many varieties of oriental tissue so it was impossible to flatten it out – hence the wrinkles that persist! Otherwise I was pleased with it!
Another from my series about the Moeraki boulders. Silly but colourful! The image is 8×10 inches (25.5×20 cm), painted in various acrylic media on paper.
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)