Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Harbour Lights exhibition

I have an exhibition in a little gallery in Harbour Lights in Southampton.

That cinema and cafe have a wonderful atmosphere, I have always liked it. The films are normaly exelent, and there are deleicious cakes in the cafe.

It was all very stressful, I had very little time to finish everything. So there are some wet paintings hanging !

But it all came together in the end. We put the titles and prices up today as a final touch.

No time to slow down though because the next one - a joint one with my husband Ben who is a photographer, is coming up in December.

We didn't do a private view or anything like that for this one because we are planning to do that for the December ehxibition.

Wish me luck;)

Friday, 7 November 2008

ROI Event, I got a third prize;)

I am just soo happy.

There was an event yesterday in the Mall gallery organised by the Royal Society of Oil Painters.
Members and non-members were painting 3 different models. We had 3 hours and it was great fun.
Some fantastic paintings were produced and I saw some radically different approaches to the same subject.
The atmosphere was great, people were working and socialising.

It came as a bit of a shock to me when the judges gave me the third prize at the end of it all !!
By the way i really liked the paintings that got the second and the first prize.

Wonderfull experience:)
And I got some painting materials that I will enjoy using!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Light and Shadow

Recently I am focusing on the light and shadow. It is back to the basics in fact.
The light and shadow create the shape. I am truing to increase the range of in between tones I use.
I just finished two still lives. Normally I paint urban landscapes and I have got a little tired of them at the moment. So this was very enjoyable and I could concentrate on the light.
The pond is also very recent, and also part of this light obsession. And its autumn out there it is full of colour.
I am looking at the yellow and red leaves when I walk out side, I may do something with that sometime.

I am painting a self portrait as well; it is time for self reflection again…
I think that the way I paint is evolving.

The portrait is not finished yet.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Mosty painting lately


I have an exhibition coming up in December, so I am painting a lot now!
Some of my work will be posted here..
The summer was long; we drove to Macedonia, stopping on the way in different places in Europe.

It was great fun. We just didn't have enough time to visit all the places we wanted because I had an exhibition booked in Skopje.
Here are some images from that exhibition..