We are having a very warm few days in the UK!
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!)
Hurrah! One of my entries has been accepted.
Recent small pictures for the 365 course are on my diary page.
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).
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).
A subject which presented itself, emerging from the collage background. Mixed media. Image 10.5×7.5 inches (27×19 cm). Silly but fun!
In celebration of beautiful autumn weather today! A mixed media work with collage. Image 8.25×11.25 inches (21×28.5 cm).
A ‘found’ subject in this mixed media piece. One head peered out at me, so I added the others. Collage and painting. Image size 7.5 x 10 inches (19×25.5 cm).
A vivid/lurid background for the drawn figure with a weary face. What is her story? Image size 7.5×6.5 inches (19×16.5 cm).
An energetic scribble over a base colour-field painting. Great fun!
6×6 inches (15×15 cm) on heavyweight watercolour paper.
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.
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.
I love yellow! Especially set off by blue. This water media painting on absorbent paper has layers of watercolour both transparent and opaque. Image size 7.5 inches square approximately.
A painting I’m fond of and have on the screen of one of my ancient laptops. Various children have asked if I painted it and how I did it. Well, you just get some very absorbent paper, drop colours on it, wait for it to dry, drop more colour and repeat! Then, if you haven’t made a hole or got it a horrible colour, you think of a name. Image size 7.5 inches square approximately.