Developing Fine Art practice

For the past year  I have been following ( physically) a course  on Developing Fine Art Practice. I should have posted more about the course, as I have found it very helpful, but time is all!!

Two thirds through the course  we have had an exhibition of  Work in Progress, so here are a few photos of the work so far and of some of the participants hanging and displaying work.

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Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 2015

the washing up watercolour

the washing up watercolour

my painting shown in the exhibition for the Sunday Times watercolour competition 2015

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Sunday Times watercolour exhibition

This painting has been accepted for the Sunday Time watercolour exhibition this September, and I am really pleased about that.

wall with growth

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It’s been a long time….

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Hmm, it has been a long time since I posted. Well, my excuse is that just as my broken ankle and damaged tendon was healing, and my walking improving, I broke my wrist and vertebrae in another accident,  at the … Continue reading

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Watercolour winter sketch

View from my kitchen window

As I did not go on the sketch crawl I tried out a watercolour sketch  of  a snowy, neighbour’s garden, as seen from my kitchen window. I am trying out using water colours straight, without  any pencil or pen drawing first. Perhaps it is a bit “chocolate- boxy”,  but  there it is.

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New studio

I finally made it to my new studio  last week  and set up for the first time.  It is small but perfectly formed for my needs. The light is very good and I have it all to myself – I shared my last studio. This  picture of  the empty room shows it  the way I will never see it again, until I have to leave it that is. It is very cold in the building as the weather now is very cold and it has snowed this week.

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I had  intended  to join  a Sketch Crawl at the Tate Modern this Saturday, but the snowy and icy pavements around  my home have defeated me.  I am still wobbly on my repairing ankle and foot and it was just  too slippery  underfoot for me to walk  to the station.

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Boots and Shoes

I have had a particular relationship with this footware  over the last 3 months.

boots and shoes

 The walking shoe is the only shoe that I  can get my still swollen foot into and I am so…  bored with it.  

The boots are  the main culprits, I was wearing the pair when I broke my ankle.

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