Tuesday, 16 October 2012
There are many things that inspire me and this little indoor landscape is something I'd love to base a painting round.
I got the table quite cheaply at an auction, loving it's Deco look. I was really after a large bookshelf to house some of my many books but came home with this instead. Excuse was it fitted in the car !
Lillies at a Window
I'm already trying to work on this painting but don't know what to do with it, where to put the next brushstroke. The usual story !!
But I love these orchids and I'm hoping I manage to keep the plant alive long enough to be part of a still life. After all, the label says it only needs a thimbleful of water a week. Surely even I can manage that!!
Posted by Bridget Hunter at 10:41
Friday, 5 October 2012
I've stepped outside the comfort zone of using a paint and brush and been attempting to print from watercolour paintings. This is from a 10x12" work though I printed it onto card first and intensified the colour with paint and pencil. Then it was reprinted in a size to fit the square frame I'd bought in a bargain basement.
Gone Fishing 6x6"
I'm feeling very clever, having actually managed to produce something that looks OK and it's set my mind to thinking about producing greeting cards from some images.
But choice of support is important, floppy cards would be no good, and, as I'm not the tidiest person and known for covering everything in paint, I'm wondering about employing a professional printer.
Then, if I want to do this properly, there's the problem of marketing, though there are small gift shops in the local area I could approach. Be a bit brazen.
So lots to ponder before I even think about this new venture!
Posted by Bridget Hunter at 10:11
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Oil on board 8x6"
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Gallery at Dereel
This small local venue holds exhibitions now and again. It's the home and studio of Irene Walker . I know she's been very busy clearing her studio to make it into an exhibition place and want to thank her for all her hard work and for including my work amongst the exhibits.
I've 3 paintings there, including this small oil.
Posted by Bridget Hunter at 23:16
Monday, 1 October 2012
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Sorting through old artwork, binning some and wondering if others could be salvaged and found this washed out watercolour of my youngest when she was 5 and fishing in the burn. I'm thinking maybe I can redo this in watercolour achieving a better effect, or even try it in oil.
Posted by Bridget Hunter at 22:12