I shall be running a half day painting workshop for all abilities as part of the Llandeilo Festival of the Senses. This will be held upstairs in Crafts Alive Llandeilo on Saturday November 24th 10.30-1.00. The cost is £10 to include some materials and refreshments. Places will be limited due to space restrictions so it is best to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Contact me by phone or via the website. It should be a productive fun day and we may make some Christmas cards as well as at least one painting.
We shall be continuing with watercolour. This week everyone will be working on a building/or part of a building of their choice using textural techniques.
We were so lucky to have a week of sunshine in North Wales. We had a cottage in the old slate quarry village of Cwm Penmachno. The first picture just says it all. Peace and quiet, interesting houses , even more interesting ruins, wildlife, waterfalls, slate and slate fences…and more slate fences! I just love the shapes and the patterns and texture of the lichens growing on them…and the red barbed wire strung across every which way. Hardly missed the phone and internet…and shops!
Yes in order to get images to the printer in good time I have been painting Christmas cards. Mind you it feels like winter today and it’s August bank holiday ! I think I am going to use these three new images. Bilingual greetings will be inside and they will be sold in packs of 6 six (two images of each scene) at £5.00.
A few of us got together today to walk and sketch at the National Trusts Dinefwr Park in Llandeilo. Thank you Marie for setting us up well with coffee and cake! It was a lovely sunny day and as usual the park was stunning. Today the trees were in full summer foliage which meant lots of greens to paint which can pose problems. I like to mix greens from prussian blue, yellows and earth colours. I sometimes use ultramarine as the blue also. Lots of august flowers and I noticed the hog weed was full of bees….then we saw that the trust has several hives there which might explain it. Or they could have been my lot on a day out….. I read that bees forage up to three miles so well in range.