Well, I like it anyway!
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.
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).
Picture recently framed for upcoming summer exhibition at a local gallery. Image 8 x 10 inches (20×25 cm).
You’ve seen silly – this is sillier!
Mixed media on paper, about 8×10 inches.
Hurrah! One of my entries has been accepted.
Recent small pictures for the 365 course are on my diary page.
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.
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).
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.
Now, come on! Which of you ate those toes?
Another weird fantasy set of creatures pulled out of random marks.
She holds her dummy close even while she isn’t speaking. An unlikely subject which appeared out of my collage. Image 10×8 inches (25×20 cm).
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!