Saturday, 27 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014

The Cosy Intimacy of a Smaller Art Venue

If I did not have a prior commitment tonight, I would certainly have gone to Mudlarks Cafe in Hertford to listen to the fabulous duo The Goldbacks.  C’est la vie as they say.  Shame we cannot be in more than one place at once especially at this busy time of year. 



“Flavours”
   Watercolour   


It has definitely been a busy time for me over the past couple of weeks with one thing or another and with Christmas just around the corner.  Selecting sixteen paintings for the Mudlarks Show took up lots of time.  Knowing that the venue was a cosy and quirky hub of activity with all ages frequenting at different times of the day, I wanted to keep the collection fun, contemporary and eclectic.  So hopefully there is something for all to enjoy. 

 




Me straight after hanging the paintings.  
Thanks to David Holliday, my close friend and Chairman of Mudlarks and my hubby David Moore for helping me with the display. 





Who knows maybe the crowd listening to The Goldbacks tonight may even appreciate my Flavours painting.  A bottle of wine, some blues and soul music and there we have it.  A perfect evening perhaps.  


My previous blog post about Mudlarks.  

Mudlarks Cafe, Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK 

 






Thursday, 4 December 2014

A November Day in Cambridge

Last week Hubby and I spent a fabulous day admiring and enjoying the wonderful sights and sounds offered by a late chilly November day in Cambridge.  A city obviously getting ready for the Christmas festivities to come.  

This is a tiny glimpse of how I experienced Cambridge through a camera lens and then eventually with the aid of a brush back in my studio.  


Sketch of a Cambridge Clock Tower


A quick watercolour wash of autumn leaves.






I could not resist taking a photo of these gorgeous teddies sitting so well behaved in a shop window.  All of them are waiting patiently for someone to give them a hug.