Wednesday, September 24, 2014

recording work!

 I decided that l should record the way that my paintings evolve. So here is the first painting that l have recorded. This is the first time l have played around with stencils and moulding paste.

Finished it this morning and then sold it !

The next one is a canvas that l was given by the Charity Shop, next door! It was a pink and white PlayBoy printing. I tried painting it over with white paint ....3 coats and it is still showing through. So l decided to cover it all over with Chinese newspaper. That worked.

Then l did some paintings .... wazs experimenting with shapes and colours. 

Decided to add some black lines .... did some wiping of paint away, to expose the paper beneath.

I added a stencil of figures and a face and l think it is finished!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The second visit to The Tower and it's poppies.

They are just so moving ! I have an ariel photo of the Tower and poppies but don't seem to be able to download it! :(

The many volunters helping to "plant" the poppies.

The History of the Poppy Art.

And it has many more weeks to go ... wow!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bye Bye picture.

Bye bye " Happy Dino " ! This painting has just gone to a new home - My Yoga Centre bought it,  l shall be seing him often.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fungi, rain and Noah's Ark !!

Look ... l am growing my own fungi !  :) Aren't they gorgeous ?

Last year, when we had our Open Studio's Event, there was a purple bike used as advertising. So l was thinking, l might try and do the same this year. And then joy of joys ... l have found an old bike that is being thrown out ... so l think l will have my own advertising bike! Yeh !!

I may not have liked the rain but my garden loved it!

This is the "hanging" art line, that my son put up for me, when he was home last week. 

I am experimenting with painting a Noah's Ark ... titled ... "Who let the tiger on "!
These next images are the way l have been changing it, to reach where l am happy with it , at the moment!

Still away to go yet but l am learning so much.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Some more Art !

Well as promised ...images from my studio ! The image below is the first of my "Dream" paintings to be sold. Yippi! :)

The image below ... is of the shelf my son put up for me, before he left for Australia. :)

This is the next painting, to now be finished.

These are clay pieces, made by some of my students.

This is the sitting room, now turned into another large studio !


This is the old baby room, which is now my sitting room. All  change but it has worked !

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our visit to The Poppies ... Pt. 1

We just got off the train and you must be wondering what all these people are looking at and photographing ?

The amazing Shard. My husband took me all the way to the top ... on Bonfire Night, last year! It was a Birthday present ... it was amazing!

Isn't it funny how people still want to be photographed in a Red, British Phone Box !

Along the river front ..The Thames, of course ! 

 So many visitors, all with little flags being held up, so they can all find each other !! :)

Oh! ... Boris Bikes are no longer blue, no longer called Boris Bikes and will all eventually be yellow. Very strange !

Love this reflection!

As we sat in a resturant, l suddenly realised l could see " The Traitor's Gate " water entrance!

Wow ... l hadn't seen this sculture before! Beautiful.

This is one of the many " Story Book " decorated seats, that are all over London.

I just love the London Skyscape.

Colourful London.

My husband and my son ! :)

The first view of those famous poppies.

Another view of The Shard.

They are all coming to see The Poppies, either by foot, bike or on buses !

One of these is mine you know ! You buy one for £25 and you get it sent to you, in November !

It is even more stunning in the "real"! They will keep growing until November ... wow!