Thursday, August 23, 2007

Flower heaven

'Inspired by hydrangeas'.......I was...........

................ so I painted this. This months Country living had a beautiful article on Hydrangeas. The jewel like colours got me very excited indeed. I might take a little trip to our local garden centre tomorrow to see the colours they have. Very busy painting for Baxters gallery in Devon still. This with two more went today, more to follow. My two favourite magazines these days are Coast and Country Living. the pictures inspire me no end. We are househunting at the moment, looking and dreaming of that Seaview! Back to painting Dartmouth!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Perfect day.

I keep meaning to write, really I do, I have so much news that I don't know where to start with it all. I have updated my site, there, I've started! One thing a day maybe, that might make it easier.

Here is the final painting i started last week. The sky was at least 8 different colours and they never felt right. It is currently in Oriel gallery in Barmouth, Wales, and will also be in my shop, in the next couple of days. I added more daisies as I thought they really drew you in to the painting.

I am busy painting new works for Baxters Gallery in Dartmouth ready for the Regatta that is coming up there, so lots of colour and bunting.

We had a well deserved day off yesterday. We drove with friends to the coast. Of course I forgot to take photos, I am so rubbish like that! It was windy and the waves were crashing onto the beach, just how we like it. We went here, here, and hereWe had a lovely Sunday lunch here and then came home to meet some more friends whose birthday it was. As a birthday gift Sean designed site a site for our lovely friend Amy whose cakes are magical, more images to be added soon. They really are spectacular. So a perfect Sunday really, the sea, good food and good friends! (some sun would have been quite nice too I suppose).
Oh and I told you a long time ago that the one thing I do whilst painting is light candles. So I am very excited that I ordered a few new ones this morning from 'Coasts of Cornwall' I can't wait to smell the Raspberry and Vine tomato and also the smell of Cotton sheets. Victoria lives in my beloved Cornwall and has a really lovely blog here.
So I promise I will be back again this week, sharing more. x

Thursday, August 09, 2007

taking shape.

I thought for fun I would record my painting process. There are more decisions to make with colour than you realize. This is probably my personal favourite colour palette, greys blues and pastels. I am secretly quite happy with this, I think I might go to print with it as a limited edition. It will be on its way to Avalon in Cornwall next week I think.

Oh, and I forgot to say yesterday, I bought these in Cath Kidston last week and I love love love them, I don't think I have worn anything else since, whether they go with my outfit or not! xxx

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

How does that happen?

How does a week just disappear????
In all honesty, I have locked myself in my studio for the last 10 days with the exception of a lovely trip to London last Thursday. I have been coming out for coffee and supplies. I am swamped right now. Galleries are selling out fast as its Summer and quite frankly I am struggling to keep up! it is a great feeling though and I have treated myself to lots of new music to keep me going. But I will. I had to come up for air for a quick post. I just need a half hour break. break.
Here are some photos from my London day out. I met up with a very special lady, enjoyed a spot of lunch at The Bluebird and shopping on the Kings rd, we got told off for taking photos in Designers guild!!!

We talked and talked over cake and coffee mmmmmmmm then we parted and I went off to meet a friend in Spitalfields.

This has to be my favourite area of London, great little cafes and restaurants and shops shops shops and this special shop (below)

Unfortunately most of the market was closed which of course was good for my bank balance. Doesn't that photo of the cafe look like Paris? A lovely dinner with said friend then last train home. I LOVE London, but I also love coming home to my little house in the country surrounded by fields and fresh air and no black snot!!!!!