Tuesday 27 December 2011


I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday break, and looking forward to a full creative New Year. Thanks to everyone who has supported me this year, it is great to get comments and they have really helped a lot.
Not much to post about, however I did manage to do a little sketchbook work before the break.

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Gillian Ayres

Feeling starved of paint and colour at the moment, and  in need of a vibrant painterly lift, I went looking for the work of abstract painter Gillian Ayres. Bright, bold, patterned and thick luscious paint, I love them.

Also found a video of three paintings that were displayed at Tate Britain to celebrate her 80th Birthday in 2010. Watch it on YouTube on full screen it's well worth it the paint is amazing.

You can see her work here and here

Monday 12 December 2011

Wonderful News

I have been a bad blogger recently but, I have a very good excuse. I don't normally post about many personal things but I just have to share this news. My eldest daughter has given birth to our first Grandchild, Emily Grace was born on the 4th of December weighing a very healthy 8lb. She is so beautiful with lots of dark hair, and it brings back many happy memories of my own three daughters when they were babies.

Hopefully normal blogging will resume fairly soon, but I might have to do a bit more cuddling first!!

Thursday 1 December 2011

Sketchbook and other bits and pieces.

I am not having a very productive week this week, far to many distractions and I just cannot concentrate. Painting number 3 is on hold at the moment so I decided to have some fun painting more stones, some wood and a little bit of sketchbook work.