Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Pumpkins

Over the last few years I have been trying my hand at a bit more detailed pumpkin carving, my ultimate goal is to create a face of some sorts, however as it only comes around once a year and I usually  suddenly remember the day before, it doesn't leave me much time to practice, I suppose I could use a turnip or similar during the rest of the year, I'll see .

These are this years efforts



Thursday, 23 October 2014

Guitar Lino prints

I have still been busy playing with the lino printing, as well as finishing of some other paintings.
This week its my husbands birthday, what to get for him.... always tricky so how about
a lino print of his other loves in his life, I cant compete with one guitar let alone 4 of them.
this was my inspiration.
A few practice ones first, without writing , I have learnt after a few mistakes how hard it is cutting out text, let alone doing it backwards.
This is one of the first ones

Here are the finished prints mounted and framed, I have to say I was really pleased with how they turned out, and yes my husband loved them.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Beach Huts

Earlier this summer I came across this great picture that my brother had taken on a trip to Brighton.
Immediately I could see the potential in creating a painting from it.
This is my interpretation , a storm on the horizon,