Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Drawing Lesson number 2

The second session of drawing lessons with Jenny.

This is not quite what she expected!

But she was very pleased with what she learned...

Slawit Bob is on hand in case  extra input is required at any time.

He likes to keep an eye on things....

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Newly Framed Work

These pictures have come back to me beautifully framed by Adrian Burnham:-

For Sale:  Pink Poppy   £200

I am extremely pleased with how they have turned out.

For Sale:   Clematis  £200

Both pieces are due to be exhibited at Oakwell Hall next month.

Thursday, 16 January 2014


There is a lovely gallery in Uppermill which is in Saddleworth - that rather strange area which is neither Lancashire nor Yorkshire but somehow both - to take some paintings to the Saddleworth Gallery.

It was a beautiful morning, more spring than winter so we pootled over the tops and down to Uppermill.

There were seven pieces wrapped up in acres of bubble-wrap and I was really pleased that they took six of them.

They are there until the end of February so if I'm lucky, I won't have to bring them all back.

 I live in hope...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Preparing for the Art Arcade

Although Dan and I have some extra table space at this weekend's Art Arcade, I do rather feel that it will still not be enough to display everything I am gathering together!!! I daren't leave anything at home - just in case it might be the thing that someone wants....

And I have to cobble something together on which I can work there, as I am demonstrating as well.

I may stay in bed all day Monday....

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Back to teaching....

Had a visitor walk into the studio yesterday - a lovely lady resplendent in pink who is desperate to learn how to draw and paint and did I know of anyone who might oblige?

She starts in January!

How could I resist such enthusiasm....

Friday, 29 November 2013

Painting things as opposed to pictures...

My little lidded pot is finally painted and only needs to be varnished now.

I will wait until my other bits are finished before I start chucking the varnish about - not looking forward to that bit...

This is the beginning of the painted tray...

Friday, 22 November 2013

More work to do...

I've decided to decorate papier mache boxes and a tray. Have primed them and scribbled on them so that I vaguely know where to slosh the paint. So far so good. 

Rather hoped that they might be ready for the Art Market but I fear that this is unlikely...