Sunday, December 28, 2008

Matts latest painting St George and the Dragon

For a change I thought you might like to see my son Matthew's latest painting, this is his third one that he has done and it is approx 6 ft x 6 ft he works in Acrylics and PVA and is on his final year of his Fine Arts Degree, the first year and a half he made sculptures and then decided to have a go at painting, he does not use a brush and has devised his own technique which the Dean of the University said they have never seen anything like it before and have it now hanging along with his other two paintings which are also huge on the main stairways of the University building so needless to say I am very proud of him and wanted to share his latest with you all. He has called it St George and the Dragon

Friday, December 19, 2008

I won the Beginners Class

Congratulations to Bobbi Price the winner the Advance Group and for Kay Fuller the winner of the Intermediate Group.
I am just tickled pink as I have won the Beginners Group with my painting, we are all members of Cia's Watercolour Group and the challenge was for a painting of our own choice with 'Snow'

Friday, December 05, 2008

Old Swinford School Doorway in the snow

This is the old doorway of the Headmasters entrance to the Old Swinford Hospital School This is painted on Arches paper and is a quarter sheet size. I worked from a black and white photocopy of the colour photo and yes I know it looks strange but the snow is only falling across one side of the picture.

This school is only a short way away from where I live and is a beautiful old building and highly thought of in the area

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Sheep in Field in winter

Not sure if this has worked, I finished it yesterday

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pumpkin Project

This is just a fun picture that I did for Halloween,

Monday, September 22, 2008

My latest painting

This is my latest watercolour and it is of my own front door it is small approx 5 x 7" and is on Arches paper with Winsor & Newton paints

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Finally painting again - Blue Door

I bet you all wondered when I would post something again, I have had a few problems of late and one of those is hurting my middle finger of my right hand and for the past couple of weeks have had great difficulty holding a brush however have just finished this Blue Door which is from a photo I found on Wet Canvas. I hope to have some more paintings that are nearly done finished over the next week or two and then in about another 4 weeks will be able to hold a needle and do some more embroidery and it is stitting there looking at me shouting 'stitch me' but I find it just too difficult with two fingers strapped together, still one good thing like this there is no pain.
I have used some artistic licence with this painting and added some extra wysteria and a couple of planters for added interest, hope you all like it

Friday, June 13, 2008

Its been framed

It has been framed, I have chosen this frame for my beautiful watercolour painted by Rhonda as I thought that the wood looked just like a real window frame so we now have a window within a window.

Friday, June 06, 2008


As Bargello seems to be all the rage at the moment I realised that I had never added a picture of my Loretta Spears design Bargello Fantasy after I had it framed. This was made as a Companion piece to my Bargello Symphony

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Watercolour Play Time

This was my latest project at my watercolour class where the subject to choose was Alleyway and I found this which is in the Medina Kairouan in Tunisia and thought that the subtle colours were a change from lots of bright colours

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Brazilian Embroidery

This Rose is Brazilian Embrodiery with a touch of Stumpwork it is from a design by Debbie Kelley.

Initially it seems rather daunting but in fact turned out to be a quick and easy design to finish

Friday, April 18, 2008


This is a watercolour I did today of a derelict cottage from a photo I found on Wet Canvas

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Latest Watercolour - Yellow Roses

This is my latest watercolour, it is done on Arches 140lb CP paper and from a photograph from an online group class that I belong to run by the well known artist Cecilia Price, details are here her personal website details are Cecilia Price. She is a very lively and very kind tutor who is always ready to help a newcomer to the world of Watercolour painting

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Stumpwork project finished

This is a little stumpwork project that I finished, thought I better take a photo of it before she swam away as she has been a slippery little devil over the past couple of weeks but now is all finished, so its onwards and upwards and let's see whatproject is next and this moment in time not sure but have lots and lots of options so watch this space

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A couple of recent watercolours

This is a 'Poppy Field' from a Terry Harrison tutorial in one of his books
This 'Bluebell Wood' is from my watercolour class on a Friday afternoon

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Playtime with Watercolours

This is a little watercolour of some Anemones that I did yesterday afternoon whilst playing around

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Goldwork (This one is Silver) Butterflies

I have just been working on and finished a little project of some Butterflies that are in Rajmahal Rayon Threads along with their silver threads. This is a picture of of the project as I have been waiting all day for the sun to come out so that I can take a photo of mine then I will replace this one with mine

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Princess and the Pea

This is a blackwork design that I have recently finished of a Marion Scoular design from her Fairytale series of 'The Princess and the Pea' this design was a pure delight to stitch and I customised it making the princess to be a little Redhead with curls after one of my grand-daughters called Holly .

If you look very closely at the bottom of all the mattresses you can just see the little green pea on the bed.