Having the time, energy and the inclination to paint today was fab! Despite the rain and the hail (yes, it is nearly July), it was great to be back in my corner of the ‘shudio’ (shed/studio). The past month or so has been manic for a variety of reasons and so I really appreciated being able to slope off for an hour or so to paint.
I returned to a favourite idea – sunset colours, a tree and the use of salt – and this is the result:
I have a few ideas for my next painting, hopefully I’ll be back in the shudio again soon.
Having looked through my photos recently, I discovered this sunset that I did a few weeks ago. It’s similar in style to others that I have done, but different in colour :
I had some of the lovely beach hut material left over from when I made some napkins a few weeks ago (click here to see them) and decided to use it to make a panel for our bathroom window. Now that we are experiencing some warm weather it’s lovely to open all the windows and let the breeze through the house – we can now open our bathroom window but maintain privacy, a plus for us and our neighbours!!!
My son had his art homework to do today and so, I joined him in painting in sepia tones. His work is a stunning portrait of a native American which isn’t quite finished yet. My sepia painting of a tree is less stunning but I enjoyed myself nonetheless:
With the rain pouring down outside I completed my trio of balloon pictures framed in embroidery hoops:
They are now up in our front room:
A frame with a difference was used today, I really like the idea of using an embroidery hoop as a frame for a pice of fabric art. This is hopefully the first of a set of three pieces that I hope to make this week:
I had a lovely half hour in the ‘shudio’ (shed/studio) after work today. Even though it’s only a very short distance from the house, it really does feel like somewhere I can recharge my depleted batteries at the end of the day!
A simple sunset is today’s offering, focussing on the opposing colour mixes of blue/green and red/orange: