Thursday, 19 February 2009
This is the piece closed -
and open -
and in detail - Its always lovely to make artwork for friends and really heartwarming to find that it makes them happy. This was a particularly enjoyable commission as it gave me the opportunity to do something I'd had in mind for a while - to make something that was very much about the history of a place and using old imagery and found objects. I'd love to do more work like this.
Talking of historical places, here's my very own time team on Tuesday exploring Vindolanda - an ancient Roman site near Hadrians wall. Its not far from Charlies mum and dads house but the first time we visited here. The girls seem to be just at the right age for it now - both mad about history and old things. What lovely enigmatic smiles.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
This is the biggest piece - the show stopper which I knew was not guaranteed to sell in the run up to Christmas when everyone is shopping for those little gifts ( especially in current times.) Glad I created a good number of little 20cm square pieces -they did pretty well on average across the four Galleries that showed them. Have done more since and they can be found in my Etsy shop.
Well tis half term and we are taking the opportunity to visit both sets of grandparents. Off to Charlies mum and dads in Cumbria today. Its a lovely part of the country beside Hadrians wall. I'd really best get packing.
Friday, 13 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Monday, 9 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Trying to have a break fom work for the weekend now -which is difficult when the piece is here at home, but i'm going sledging with the girls now so what could be more fun.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
For my first post I thought I'd show you my interpretation of the kind of weather we're having at the moment. I did this a couple of years ago but it shows that we're not strangers to heavy snow up here. The painting is called 'Snows up at