Sunday 26 August 2018

Season's Shift...

It always surprises me,
just how much the seasons creep into my painting.
Perhaps I don't register the subtle changes in my day-to-day life.

That is why painting is so important to me.

Season's Shift.
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Plywood Panel.
50cm x 50cm.

Friday 17 August 2018

A Visit To My Favourite Garden...

On our holiday to Cornwall, we visited one of my favourite places, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Garden in St.Ives.

It is such a beautiful space, perfect for sketching and relaxing.
Even when it's crowded, it's still a calm and tranquil oasis of calm.

Everything has been left exactly how it was, I love peeking in the studio window...

This is the actual room that Hepworth died in, due to a tragic fire.
It felt a little bit eerie sitting here while I was sketching.

You can still see the smoke damage on the vase above the mantlepiece.

(Here's a fine example of my daughter helping me with my photography!)

This is the luckiest cat in the whole of Cornwall!

Here's one of my sketches...

Thursday 9 August 2018

Harrogate I Love You!

A few weeks ago we had a family trip to Harrogate.
The first place we visited was Space Vintage And Retro.
(As you can see the hubby was excited!!!)

Why o why didn't I buy the dinosaur dress!?!

(I have that Tretchikoff picture at home, I found it at a charity shop a long time ago for £5 and my parents thought I'd gone mad!)

When I saw this window display I had to buy the book because I'm obsessed with Baba Yaga.
'The House With Chicken Legs' by Sophie Anderson is a great read, even though it's meant for young adults I really enjoyed it.

And then, of course, we made the pilgrimage to Betty's Tea Room.

I must have gazed at that window display for a good fifteen minutes!

(If it's cauliflower shaped, does it count as one of my five a day?