This was a bit of an experiment...painted midway through last year..maybe I was hoping that a painting with rain may have encouraged a downpour here.Sadly my "rain painting " did no good at all!
However, it is a reminder of times when it did rain...and of times when we were not amused by a downpour at the finish of a work day.
What we would give to get some rain now!
This pastel is actually a self portrait. The only thing I changed was my hair colour.
I was quite a lot younger then and knitting and sewing for the children took up most of my spare time....painting took a back seat until Target Stores came to town.
Thank you to Target for freeing me up so I could paint!!
This work is now part of the Permanent Collection of the local Art Society.
Another "oldie" long sold.
This one was right outside my back door...I walked right past it many times, only paying attention long enough to attend to the watering.
One day I really looked at it and this painting was the result.
I really like familiar subject matter...it's sort of comfortable to work with.
It has been sooo hot here today! It is 4pm. and it is still about 42 degrees.
I stayed indoors with Missy (dog) and Hazel (kitty) they both lolled about while I painted the snow scene.I have just finished it!
I have not been doing any painting for a few months and I feel very "rusty" (both mentally and physically)!
This is one of a number of small paintings that I am doing in an attempt to get back to some serious painting.
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.
Size: 25cm x 20cm
Because I have been away from painting for some months now, I thought I would start off with some small paintings...anything to get back to painting again.
The Agapanthus (although a problem plant if not controlled) are rather beautiful. I love their stately elegance.
Watercolour and gouache on gessoed Arches rough... 300gsm.
Size: 27cm x 13cm