At last, the website is finished and published. Brand spanking new, I now have complete control over it so it will be kept much more up to date.
If you spot any typos or errors, please let me know. In time I will add an e-commerce page so prints can be bought directly, but for the moment please email me if there is something you are interested in.
The studio has had a bit of spring clean in preparation for the Henley Arts Trail next week, and it’s been lovely working there, looking out at the driving rain. I did this little landscape oil sketch to distract me from the Jubilee commission, and clear my head a bit! Sometimes working on one painting for too long stops you from ‘seeing’ it – all you can see faults, so it’s good to work on a completely different project for a bit.
Landscapes really aren’t my strong point so always good to have a bit of practise. This is a view to the Cabrach, a couple of miles from my parents house in Aberdeenshire.
New gift cards and thank you note cards
I have had these three images printed to sell at the Henley Arts Trail in two weeks time, they have turned out really well, I wanted something quaint and old fashioned without being too twee or childish. The first two are going to be sold as individual cards with envelopes.
This image is going to be on a set of thank you note cards, sold as a set of 4. I am going to develop a girl version, and hopefully a baby version, for all those notes you write after receiving gifts for a new born baby.
Finally it has warmed up enough to be able to work in the studio without risk of hypothermia and added optional extra of gas poisoning (MUST get that heater fixed!)
I’ve been working on a couple of commissioned paintings, firstly Digby and Mr. Chips.
I dropped my camera, so have had to resort to my tiny digital one – bit of step down in quality, so if anyone has a lens to fit a Canon Eos – I’m looking!
Secondly the big painting that will be revealed in June – here’s a snip of the oil sketch!
Guessed what it’s going to be of yet?? I’m starting on the main painting next week, having just put in a painfully expensive order for brushes and new paints with Jacksons Art Supplies
THE HENLEY ARTS TRAIL is hotting up, with the publicity machine getting going and a giant box of leaflets sitting on my passenger seat, waiting to be handed out….I’ve made a small dent in it so far. I have however managed to source and produce some really fun small gift type items, that hopefully will appeal to the crowds. Like these pincushion jars.
And I found a spare hour this afternoon to make this image of my fabulous chocolate poodle, Whirly.