I’m doing a few art fairs at the moment, for which I’ve been looking for new ways to sell my art. This Saturday for example I’ll have a stand at the 2dartmarket at the Bluecoat in Liverpool. The framed painting here was featured in my last post. On the mount, I’ve today sketched some additional … More Osteospermum ecklonis, 24 June 2013
This is the first sketch I’ve made in a couple of weeks. It was a trial run for a new French-style easel. The painting depicts a pretty little flower with striking yellow petals. I painted it in Winsor and Newton acrylics on Crawford & Black canvas. I tried to keep this as simple as possible … More Osteospermum ecklonis, 18 June 2013
This is another drawing from my trip to Cornwall last month. It’s a sketch in pen on paper. Depicted is the coastline of the Helford River, as seen from the beach at Trebah Garden. The view looks down river, towards Mawnan. I’m spending much of this week preparing for the Wirral Open Studio Tour event, … More Trebah, 19 May 2013
Another beautiful day and another opportunity to spend a little time sketching in the garden. This sketch was painted in acrylics on watercolour paper. It is a little smaller than A5 in size, and took around an hour to complete. I’ve depicted a plant bought recently at Trebah Garden in Cornwall, a beautiful Erysimum ‘Apricot … More Apricot Twist, 4 June 2013
Another sunny day and another chance to get in the garden with the old sketch pad. The Contorted willow depicted in this sketch was bought recently at a plant hunters fair at Norton Priory. It has beautiful curved leaves that gracefully twist and weave. I drew it here in pen on A5-ish paper.