Are you eager to get outdoors in the summer? I love sewing so much that I mourn lost sewing time before I even go on holiday. But, as soon as I’m at the cottage, I want to be outdoors! Dyeing fabric is the perfect outdoor summer textile project. Summer Projects Every summer, I set myself a creative… Continue reading Summer Dyeing: Outdoor Textiles
As I promised myself, I have been painting a lot since September. These three mixed-media, watercolour paintings are part of a group I completed at the end of last year. The new year is difficult. Lots of chores and catch up to do. I have been painting, but I’m feeling a stagnant.
This is a picture of the studio we built in our backyard. Three years ago, a massive Victorian water pipe exploded outside our home in London. It flooded our garden, kitchen and lower floor. Flower pots with trees, from the back of our garden, ended up in our kitchen. The fridge had floated away. Our… Continue reading Backstory to my Garden Painting Studio
I’ve been getting my studio organised and ready for the year. Quick watercolour studies of whatever flowers I get from Columbia Road Flower market on Sundays. I love the tangle of them. Went to the 20/21 British Art Fair. Favourite thing: Seeing Ann Oram’s paintings at Duncan R Miller gallery stand. I will definitely be making time… Continue reading Watercolour Flower Studies
My big new art crush in Geraldine Girvan. So far, I’ve only seen her work in reproductions, but I aim to seek some actual works out to gawp at soon. I love her use of bodycolour/gouache. In the (slightly fascist) world of watercolour painting, bodycolour (aka gouache) is a bad cousin. Most watercolourists wax lyrical about… Continue reading Art Hero: Geraldine Girvan
I’m back from my lovely summer in Canada. I spent most of my free time painting. And have resolved to keep going everyday. I have dabbled with painting for the last 10 years, watercolour in particular, but never committed. I have been frightened that I would end up with useless paintings, filling my plan chest, with no… Continue reading I’ve Been Painting all Summer