Sunday, 24 May 2015

New clothing range

I really did not expect to be away from my blog for such a long time!

The reason being I have been working on new designs.

I have now a new line of clothing under my name

The clothing below can be found >>>>> ON THIS LINK


                  




Saturday, 25 April 2015

NEW CREATION - A SCARF


A SCARF "VOGUE"

Has been added to my collection of signed design.





Very fashionable with my signature.

If you wish a different coloured bordure, contact me
I can adapt to the colour of your choice.

£22.73 + postage anywhere in the world.

To order Click >>>> HERE



  • Printed on light chiffon fabric, Redbubble's scarves will keep you cool in summer and stylish in winter. They feature full-length prints on a 57" (144cm) square canvas.

SALE OF PAINTINGS



It has been a great week and I thank my customers who have commissioned me and others who bought a painting on www.artfinder.com.

You have made my day


The commission has been collected by a very happy customer


This painting was bought on Artfinder.com


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

EPHEMERAL

                                                 
"Ephemeral"
Acrylic on board 2015

I am very happy, I have at last created a canvas.
It has been a long time since I had done a serious still life.

I have a multitude of references with the roses I grow in my garden.
It is a matter to think properly about a setting.
I did not use photos of a setting.
I just added as it came in my mind.

The dish was next to me while painting it. I have added redcurrants. I have painted so many of them. I do not need to have some near me.

I thought the dark background on the right of the picture was needing to come down on the cloth and so I have added black cherries.

Well the lot is real Ephemeral. I cannot imagine those fruits lasting very long. They are a temptation!
As for the roses, without a vase and water.... gone in a flash!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

ON THE FRONT PAGE HYTHE HANDBOOK


                      Thank you to the Editor of Hythe Handbook for the publication of my painting on their front page.

I am very honoured!

Monday, 6 April 2015

First Acrylic painting in 5 years!

I have been introduced to Golden Acrylics. One of the very best on the market.

It is with joy that I have been able to paint again with this medium..

I have completed my first Acrylic painting in 5 years!


"Fisherman's cottage - Cornwall -

on Canvas board

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

THANK YOU

Thank you to the lady from UK who bought this bag.
I hope it will bring you as much pleasure as I had creating it.

Very appreciated!

MORE TOTE BAGS <<<<<<< click

Saturday, 21 March 2015

SALE OF CUSHIONS/THROW PILLOWS



SALE IS NOW OVER.





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Sunday, 8 March 2015

CREATION OF THE LAKE TOBLINO IN ITALY

To the request of some of my followers I have created a site where now people interested in my work can see how some are executed.


The Lake Toblino in Italy in Oil is one of them


THE DEMO <<<< Click here

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

HIDE AND SEEK IN PARIS!

Thank you so much Mrs D from Paris

for choosing my tote bag. 

It is exciting to know "Hide and seek" will be on the streets of Paris!



Saturday, 28 February 2015

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Friday, 27 February 2015

INSIDE KENT MAGAZINE

A big thank you to Inside Kent Magazine
for my inclusion in their March Issue.

It always make an artist very happy!

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

END OF THE DAY ON THE BAY OF HYTHE

                                                                           
   Oil on canvas board

Commission completed

Sunday, 22 February 2015

HOW TO DEAL WITH SCAM COMMISSION

I am always nervous when I receive a commission from my website.
The questions that come to my mind are:

Is it a genuine request?
Who is the person asking?

Unfortunately artists receive a lot of scams. I have had a few. Somehow I have always felt there was something not quite right the way the message was worded.

I would like to warn my fellow artists and give them a link for them to read:


Usually, when I feel that the message is genuine but would like to know more about the customer, obviously I ask how they heard of me, where do they live and more questions.

I then, give my address and phone number. We can talk or exchange emails until we come to an agreement with the work and payment.

When I feel something is not quite right, I direct the person to my prints that can be bought on sites where I do not deal with payment.



Thursday, 19 February 2015

PAINT & ALLERGIC REACTION


"For a song"
Golden Acrylic on paper Saunders Waterford
My first Acrylic painting in 5 years! wow!!!


For those who follow me, you will know that more than 5 years ago I developed an adverse reaction to some mediums:

- Pastel: I can no longer even open a tin of pastel. My lips, eyelids swell and I start coughing.
- Oil: I cannot be in a room with the fumes of Oil painting or turpentine. My lungs start to burn.
Acrylic : same problem than with Oil but what is disturbing is the fact it only started when some make of Acrylic decided to change their product to let Acrylic dry a longer time to behave like Oil.

After months of battling and years of Watercolour (the alone Medium I do not react)
I was desperate to paint as I used to!

  1.      I forgot all about Pastel. There is no point to persevere since there is no substitute.              
  2. I have tried Artisan Oil. from Winsor Newton I still did suffer with it but realised that it was all about the  added medium I was using (stand Oil) that is used to slow down the drying time and permits to achieve details while painting fine work. So I can now carry on with Artisan Oil but being very careful to use Stand Oil with open windows.
My major problem was the fact I could no longer paint with Acrylic! I absolutely adore the medium for its versatility. I could paint either on canvas, traditional work or play about on paper and experiment with added texture. Great fun!

As a member of the National Acrylic Painters Association my biggest frustration was I could no longer exhibit with the members. No work created, no paintings to exhibit.

Until... I explained my predicament to its Director who mentioned I could give a try to     Golden Acrylic  

I am so glad I did. I have no reaction to these wonderful Acrylics. 
Their colours are vibrant, they are of high quality.
Today, I have finished this first painting done on Paper.
I have started a large canvas too!


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