…and turnips and other earthy things like wheelbarrows. It is really hard sometimes to set aside time to just totally play isn’t it? As soon as I think I can get down to just doodling and using different media in unusual ways to get my creativity going I realise that I have x,y,z task that MUST be done. Above are some let loose … Continue reading Know Your Onions
I was recently asked by my hairdresser who also sells may art would I paint some seasonal flowers. he particularly wanted daffs and so here are some I did recently – with the build up of washes to show you how I did it. Each was was allowed to dry before I rewet each petal and added stronger mixes of the same colours. Here are … Continue reading Daft about Daffodils
Had a perfect day out yesterday. My friend Anne and I went to the Abbey Gardens in Malmsbery, Somerset. We try to make it to a stately home and gardens at least twice a year and this trip was so lovely. Only an hour or so’s drive from home we headed out on a perfect day – sunny but not too hot with a slight … Continue reading Garden Delight – Abbey Gardens, Malmsbury
Last July I had a lovely day trip by coach to Forde Abbey in Somerset. A rural idyll, this abbey was once a monastery but has had many changes made to its architecture which have resulted in a beautiful English stately home and gardens – open to the public. I was drawn to the simplicity and beauty of the abbey gardens and its well-tended vegetable … Continue reading Fresh Out of Forde Abbey
…with bunnies? A year ago I was working on some watercolour bunnies in the summer and the soft fruits that were around at the time sparked this fun and shabby chic range of rabbits with fruits – would look sweet in a country-look kitchen perhaps! To see them individually click here. Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?