After a very successful Open Studio weekend life has just kept on being very exciting. I finished my next painting in the Wuthering Heights series, it was my birthday and my lovely family were here to help me celebrate, was a featured in the local paper with other artists in the area, and then was interviewed over the phone for Radio Sheffield! What will next week bring?
Friday, 4 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
The next painting in my Wuthering Heights series. I love remote moorland and although in reality there is little left of Top Withens I am using old stock photos as source for my inspiration. These painting are for a forthcoming exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery, Pennines, Pathways and Peaks.
To create the effects of moorland grasses I am using texture paste and building up the background with layers of diluted paint which I let run at will to 'just see what happens'.
Now, I have started to use some thicker paint to add depth and detail...have to be very careful at this stage not to lose some of the accidental, serendipity effects. I am enjoying my wanderings around Haworth Moor.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Four days to go until Open Up Studios, Sheffield and so much to do! Not least finishing a few paintings, putting cards and envelopes into cellophane,tweaking the hanging arrangement and printing out the labels.
Outside it would be nice if it stopped raining and I could cut the grass and set out tables and chairs so visitors could enjoy refreshments in the garden!