Monday, 22 May 2017

More about Caversham Open Studios

Caversham Artists held their Open Studios at the weekend. It was great to see so many visitors, despite the heavy rain on Saturday.

Jane with her work

Jane's work on display

Mixed  media garden piece

Hand embroidered butterfly

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Caversham Open Studios 2017

Caversham Artists Open Studios is next weekend, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May from 11 till 5.
I will be showing work in mixed media and collage. The pieces I have created are firstly mono printed on a gelatin printing plate to create a textured background, then stamped using wooden print blocks and found objects. Some pieces are completed with hand stitch. Each one is individually created. I will be exhibiting at Venue 3, 14 Kidmore Road
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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!