Who cannot smile when they see a cute piglet frolicking around in straw or a large sow wallowing in mud on a sunny day? Yesterday I visited Warren Mill Farm near Pendoylan just outside Cardiff for the fun of spending time petting some farm animals. These are some of the shots I took with a view to painting them at some point. I was … Continue reading Painting pigs
I spent a very restless night last night.Up at 1am and still awake at 5am…with art on my mind. Over the last few weeks I have been very unsettled and looking to create some art that is really rich and intertwined with the mysteries of nature. I wanted a cozy and homely feel where nature rules (as she does despite our best efforts to impede … Continue reading New Ideas – Animals in the Landscape
That’s it! I’ve decided to really go outside my painting size comfort zone. Now “big” to me is A3 as I am usually an 8×10 inch kind of girl. Also I can’t go bigger than A3 as my scanner won’t take it and I want to be able to scan my artwork and make cards and possible prints in the future. The reason – this … Continue reading Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!
This week I held another Art Blossoms Painting Day (I refuse to use the word “workshop” as it conjures up images of people doing difficult and unpleasant activities and anyway art isn’t work!) Two sisters – Mary and Pam came over from Tonyrefail and Efail Isaf respectively to build on their watercolour skills. They had requested activities on flowers and animals and some general watercolour … Continue reading What you can do with some watercolour and paper!
What a fun morning we ladies had down at the Woodlands pavilion yesterday. Situated in Pencoed just outside Bridgend in South Wales the low level building is surrounded by lush mature shrubs and trees and wide open green spaces making it a gorgeous location to come for a morning of watercolour. Below are some photos of artists in action! The day was boiling hot but … Continue reading An Art Blossoms Morning with Pencoed’s Kestral Art Group
This Thursday I had two ladies – Christine and Barbara – come to my home studio for a watercolour painting day. They are members of Pentyrch Art Society and I have also know Christine from when we were both painting at Arnold Lowrey’s watercolour classes years and years ago. There was much chat about types of paint, brands of paper and models of palettes and … Continue reading Art Blossom Day