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.

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…

And now: tote bags!

Do visit and see my pictures on tote bags  – I am thrilled with the look of them. You can adjust the placement of the artwork, or make it smaller – just click the one you like to see the possibilities. (Copyright line on this example won’t be on the bag!)

Beach friends Flotsam & Jetsam
Beach friends Flotsam & Jetsam

Venetian blinds

life model striped by sunlight
Sun through the blinds

Is she an artist’s model? Or just a woman enjoying the warmth falling on her through the blinds which provide seclusion?

A mixed media piece with collage, contour drawing and distortion!

Image 8×10 inches (20×25.5 cm).

Last post of the year – wish it was warm enough to sit around in the nude!

Happy New Year.