Pre-Selection for RI Exhibition

The Old Shed (30cm x 30cm mixed media on paper)

I am thrilled that this painting has been pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (‘the RI’) exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London this April.  I won’t know until next month whether it makes the final selection but to have even got this far feels amazing!  Very many thanks to the selection panel and to those of you kind enough to support my work and offer encouragement.  I’ll keep you posted – fingers crossed!

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Brussels and Leeks

Brussels and Leeks (25cm x 30cm oil on board)

Green.  Yellow-green, Blue-green, Viridian…..

Rather ambitiously I decided to challenge myself to create a painting comprised almost entirely of green and to mix those greens rather than use greens out of the tube.  This did turn out to be quite tricky – both to paint and to photograph for this blog.  Let’s say it was a learning experience, which I guess is what it’s all about!

They say, incidentally, that frost is good for leeks and sprouts as it makes them sweeter.  They should be delicious this Winter then as we’ve had heavy frost (and some snow) here for what seems like ages.

Studio Sale and Giclee Prints

Christmas is proving to be a very busy time this year.  Starting today (5 December) I am having a Studio Sale – 12 framed original paintings at significantly reduced prices – my own 12 Days of Christmas if you like.   You can find the link to my website here http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_730078.html If you are local to Stamford come and take a look at the paintings in person (message me first to ensure I am in!).  The kettle will be on and there may be a mince pie too…

I have also had some high quality giclee prints done of 5 paintings.  I am really pleased with how these have turned out.  These are available to order through the website too – see http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_729515.html

Still trying to find time to paint – and more about that soon!

Black-Eyed Susans

black eyed susans allotment

Black-Eyed Susans (25cm x 25cm mixed media on paper)

Something cheerful on a cold, dull day.  I think the proper name for these colourful daisies is Rudbeckia, but Black-Eyed Susan somehow sounds more homely.  They certainly brightened up a dull corner of a local allotment recently  and I loved the fantastic little shed with recycled guttering on the roof.  My fondness for sheds is now starting to rival my tree obsession……!

Last of the Dahlias

Last of the Dahlias (30cm x 30cm mixed media on paper)

A week or so ago I took advantage of the Autumn sunshine and popped down to my local allotment .  I do think it’s lovely when people grow flowers as well as veg.  I gave this the mixed media treatment as a way of trying to reflect the different textures in the scene, which was a bit of fun.