In mid-December I hosted a successful🎄 Christmas Open Studio 🎄. (A bit more about that success below) So what did I do that worked? And what would I have done differently? But first some background. I woke up one morning in early November with a flash … Continue reading5 actions for a successful open studio
$90.00 (plus postage) 21 x 30 cm 8 x 11.5 inches My poppy painting is available in my Etsy shop. Buy now Or send me a message to discuss details The red poppies flowering in my garden are the inspiration for this poppy painting. … Continue readingPoppy painting flowering in my Etsy shop!
The red poppies flowering in my garden are the inspiration for this poppy painting. Drawing the flower, adding the watercolour paint into the different shapes, watching the flower bloom on the paper. That’s what I love about creating! Sewing this flower wasn’t going to work, … Continue readingPoppy painting
You have seen my sewing on paper creations. (If you haven’t, then you might like to look here.) For a few days of last week I was intensively sewing on material, making myself a dress. I learnt to sew as a young teenager, with my … Continue readingNot my usual sewing….
Yes, it’s finished, a second lily painting. It’s another in my series of realistic paintings, created by mixing watercolour and sewing on paper ~ a variation on my botanical art practice. I would love to be able to tell you that it is available to … Continue readingAnother lily painting
Oh, these gum trees, these river red gums, are magnificent trees, growing along the banks of the Darling River. The drought in the Outback has put stress on the environment, with the annuals and many perennials not appearing. This has made these ancient gum trees … Continue readingEucalypts, the giants of the Australian Outback
While it is still chilly, the magnificent magnolias are blooming with the promise of Spring and warmer weather……although not too hot, please. They are striking flowers, both as a whole tree of pink and white, and as individual flowers. That’s what I have tried to … Continue readingMagnificent magnolias
Or maybe I should call it my lily collage., because I am never really sure what to term these works. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. The finished work, shown above, is available in my Etsy shop. [Like to find out more about … Continue readingCreating my lily painting
I have loved trees all my life, and over the last few years they have become my creative obsession passion. The latest series are these three trees. (You can see more here.) Let me take you through how I created them. The first step was … Continue readingHow I created my sewn trees