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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Last night I completed another tree painting similar to the red one I completed and sold last week except with a sunset yellow/orange background.  It is also available for sale on Folksy and Etsy.

Tree Painting - Abstract Two Birds in a Tree at Sunset Painting on Canvas

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Busy Bank Holiday!

Back to work today after the bank holiday weekend. I'm looking forward to sitting still at least even if my day job is busy!

On Saturday we (my husband Kieren and my stepson Henry who is 6 and I) went to the Tate Modern in London.  Henry made me laugh as he stood in front of the first item we looked at, pondered it for a moment before loudly exclaiming, 'that's not art!'  From the look on some people's faces I think he was voicing the view that several adults harboured but were too polite to say out loud.  He continued with his critique throughout sometimes asking, 'so why is this art?'.

What Henry did love was the 'Tate Movie' film project they were showing on the ground floor.  The project was set up to get more children aged 5-13 interested in art.  He was glued to his seat and didn't want to leave!  If you have time you can check it out at the Tate Movie Website.

I sold three paintings in all over the weekend including one commission which had to be posted to the US today so I had to work quickly to get that one done.  The other two were from my existing collection for people in the UK.  I have to say I was thinking of giving up on selling on Etsy because I hadn't had any sales but I have been getting sales on Folksy.  Then all of a sudden I get two sales in the same number of days from Etsy and another on Folksy.  Think I'll stick with it a bit longer then as the US is a big marketplace!

Tate Modern

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Last night I completed a new piece of two birds sat in a cherry blossom tree.  The background is a rich red sunset and the foreground is an abstract impression of a cherry blossom tree.

Two Birds in a Cherry Blossom Tree

Red Abstract Cherry Blossom Tree Painting

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Candy-floss Sky!

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight!  I had to take a picture of the sky tonight as it looked like giant candy-floss was floating about!

Candy Floss sky

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Old Pictures Found in the Loft

My husband was having a root through the loft for some of his old vinyl and he found my old art portfolio from when I was at school.  I need to find some time to dig through it properly but here are a few I just found.  I keep meaning to do some pencil drawing again and maybe these could be some inspiration to get me started!

Strange Screw Pencil DrawingHair Scrunchie Pencil DrawingPainting of View from window Ben Jonson Close, Torquay, Devon

Monday, 15 August 2011

So here are the new original abstract tree paintings I completed at the weekend.  These are on canvas.  It's interesting to note how the background colours take more deeply on the canvas.  Partly because I used gesso.  I love these vivid colours!  All for sale on my Folksy and Etsy shops.

Purple Abstract Circle Tree Painting on square 12 x 12 CanvasPink Abstract Circle Tree Painting on 6 x 6 Square CanvasTurquoise Abstract Circle Tree Painting on Square 12 x 12 Canvas


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Productive Weekend

Paintings Ready to be ShippedIt's been a pretty productive weekend all in all.  Pretty much finished three canvas paintings - more trees (photos to follow tomorrow when it's light enough to take some)!  And I sold two of my new tree collection so had to varnish and finish those ready for sending.  All that and I managed to find time for a roast in the local pub and empty and refill the hot tub after it got a puncture!  Yesterday I also managed to sit down with my husband and stepson and watch Harry Potter - the Order of the Phoenix over a big bowl of popcorn.  Bliss!

Time for bed soon I think!

Monday, 8 August 2011

I finished work early on Friday and managed to have a really productive weekend. I finished 4 paintings in total, 3 of which I haven't gotten around to posting yet. They're all available for sale in my Etsy shop and I'm looking into getting some prints made for those of you wanting smaller/lower cost versions to brighten up your wall.


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Large Abstract Tree

Trees are definitely my favourite subject at the moment.  I'm still painting on fibre board currently and have just completed this large one.  It's also for sale with 25% off on Etsy until Sunday.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Wedding Anniversary

The weekend was a bit of a write-off for painting because it was our first wedding anniversary and as well as going for a lovely dinner, we ended up getting rather drunk!  We spent all day Sunday laid out in front of the TV like a couple of slugs dehydrating in the sun!  Such a shame as we didn't even venture into the garden to enjoy the sunshine.  I tried for 10 minutes but the heat didn't go down well with my headache.

We had a lovely time mind you.  We went to Villa Marina, an Italian Restaurant in Henley and it really was very nice.  We're not usually particularly soppy as a couple but it was quite nice to spend some time reminiscing about our wedding day and honeymoon etc.