Needlefelting got a wee bit out o’ hand recently! The theory is that if I have a lot made then I’ll make things (brooches?) wi’ them!
Continued wi’ the black background and am pleased that they look like a set
Gonna have tae buy mair black pencils at this rate…
I have just finished three years of study!! I have been undertaking the distance version of RBGE (Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh) Diploma in Botanical Illustration. The graduation and opening of our exhibition is on Tuesday the 11th September and I am so pleased to be part of it all. 🙂
I will post a photy or two here one it’s all up and running and any one who is in the capital, please nip into the Botanics and see our paintings – The Fletcher Building from 12th to 23rd September, 10.30 till 16.00
At the back end of the year I submitted three paintings to a local art exhibition. Thought you might like to see them in situ. Now they are wrapped up safely till I (hopefully) get them into another gallery later this year and maybe make a sale?
These are graphite and coloured pencil works on three different kinds of paper, as much a test of the paper as of my skill rendering the subjects. Titles are:”Four Tomatoes”, “Horse Chestnuts” and “Two Plums”
(Titles are not my strong point!)
I’ve entered paintings in this annual open exhibition for the past three years and they have all been botanical subjects and they have all been round shapes. It seems there is a pattern developing!
The Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham, Cheshire always has something interesting coming up and I regularly take a trip to see whats hanging and visit the cafe.
Today I entered 6 categories and got prizes in 5! Yay!!
There were some lovely flowers, vegetables, crafts, baking and floral art and the childrens section had great collections of seeds, wild flowers, herbs, mini-gardens and vegetable animals!! Chewbacca makes a winning gingerbread character…
If anybody is in Liverpool and fancies a wee exhibition, Art Merseywide is on at Editions Gallery till the 12th of September. I’m affy pleased that my picture “Trio” is part of it.
I was also exhibitied in the Halton Open this year and delighted to receive Highly Commended for this work. It is executed in coloured pencil on watercolour paper.