A new year – and hope springs eternal…

Time to start choosing which pictures to enter in the digital round of some exhibitions. Which pictures, which exhibitions, how much can I afford?

The man in the park

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!)

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).

Modelling umbrellas

Modelling umbrellas © Catherine Redmayne
Modelling umbrellas
© Catherine Redmayne

Hmm. An ink drawing collaged onto decorated papers. Sadly the paper turned out to be very delicate and one of her legs fell off in the process – poor lady! But I like the picture anyway. Image 8×10.5 inches (20×27 cm).

Dark enjoyment

Dark enjoyment © Catherine Redmayne
Dark enjoyment
© Catherine Redmayne

A picture built up and destroyed several times and bearing the signs of this attack. Patches of gold, text, hand-decorated papers and added paint combine to create the final image. It measures 8 x 8 inches and is on heavyweight watercolour paper, ready to frame under glass.

Swimmer

Swimmer© Catherine Redmayne
Swimmer
© Catherine Redmayne

A cheerful blue sea with billowing surf and a figure free in the water. Image 7 x 5 inches. Collaged hand-decorated paper with stampings.

Reproductions of this painting in different formats or as a greetings card are available here.

Other times

Other times© Catherine Redmayne
Other times
© Catherine Redmayne

A strange mixed media image which changed with each layer… What are the pyramid and the red arc doing there? Who is the character with a crown or a punk hairstyle? Image size 7.5 x 5.5 inches on heavy watercolour paper, ready to frame under glass.