Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Feeling of Spring

Spring is in the air at the Garden Centre.

Such  beautiful markings and unusual colour

Display for Spring

Lovely bright,rich colours

This bee came out in the sunshine
Delicate blooms

Monday, 6 March 2017

Mixed Media Landscape


This is my mixed media painting from the workshop I attended at the weekend. It was at Reading Museum, taught by my former tutor on the Access Course , Cath Baldwin. The background is collaged, worked over in a variety of media.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Tag Tuesday-Farms, Fields and Patchwork Landscapes

This week the theme on Tag Tuesday is Farms, Fields and Patchwork Landscapes.            
I have used a Gelli printed landscape this week as a tag. I have been drawing textures into the Gelli plate, then taking a print. The idea came from Linda Germain in an online course. I am still working on variations of this, with different colour combinations and styles. The landscape is my version of Tuscany, Italy, which we visited this summer.



Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Tag Tuesday-Reindeer and Stags

The subject for this week's Tag Tuesday is Reindeer and Stags. This was a good subject for a tag as there is so much inspiration out there . They must be on trend at the moment,  and so are we! I knew exactly what I  wanted to do for my tag, which meant buying a stag stencil to get the image I had in mind. This meant buying a few more stencils at the same time. I painted my new stag stencil on a gelli printed background, using black acrylic to make it stand out. If you look closely you can see some other touches that have been added.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Mill at Sonning

I have lived near The Mill at Sonning for over twenty years, but although
 I have driven past frequently, I had never been inside. I heard they 
have a new cafe, so popped in to have a warm drink after a cold
walk by the river. Mostly known for its dinner/theatre it is a place 
where you can watch a performance and eat a buffet dinner.
I was very taken by the water wheel and the cosy cafe 
 The mill machinery adds interest to the surroundings.
Another feature is its proximity to George Cluny's English home, 
which is the former mill house!









Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Tag Tuesday-Foxes

The subject for this week's Tag Tuesday is
Foxes.
For my tag this week I was pleased to
be able to use my wood block
stamp sets from Paperchase.






Monday, 31 October 2016

Caversham Court Gardens

The gardens at Caversham Court looked beautiful in the autumn sunshine.
I liked the long shadows of the trees on the grass, and the reflections on the River Thames.