Author Archives: sarahejennings

Solo exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

I’m pleased to have just finished hanging 21 paintings in the anteroom at Stamford Arts Centre https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/ which is very exciting 🙂  The photos I’ve taken are not the best so why not pop down and see them in the flesh if you’re local and contemplate them over a coffee?  That way you can get up close and have a good old stare at the way the paint has gone on (…or maybe it’s just me that does that?!)

The exhibition runs throughout November so if you get the time to look do let me know what you think.  With prices starting at £80 they might make someone very happy on Christmas morning (and many years to come).  You can also see better images on my website here http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_743081.html

I’ve noticed that the exhibition has a trees and allotment theme which was not a particularly conscious decision.  I guess you paint what you enjoy.  I’m off to hug a tree…….

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Spring and Autumn

A couple of small paintings with not very imaginative names…..!

I’ve had a bumper crop of apples this year so an Autumnal still life was not hard to set up, although I have tried to add a little more interest by adding collage too.  My little Spring painting arose from using up some paint left on the palette and was really fun to do.  It is based on my favourite bluebell wood at Rutland Water.  Both paintings are now for sale at £45 each from the mini paintings section of my website http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_707298.html

This weekend I will be hanging some paintings in the anteroom at Stamford Arts Centre where they will be on show throughout November.  More to follow on this.

A sur’prize’ ing exhibition!

Looking rather surprised…

I am pleased to report that not only were the four paintings I submitted to The Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition selected and hung – but one of them won the top prize, the Gladys Teesdale award! I’m delighted – and was rather surprised when I found out, as this photo will attest.

The three other paintings on show include a new one I put up on my social media pages a few days ago called ‘Water’s Edge’.  A slight detour into semi abstraction, which I am enjoying.

water rocks and trees

Water’s Edge (20″ x 20″ mixed media on canvas)

Here’s a photo.  Blues never translate well to photographs (although I’m no great photographer).  The version on the wall looks better.  If you are local, why not pop down and take a look?  Lots of other lovely artworks there too 🙂 The exhibition is now open at Stamford Arts Centre until 13th October. See https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

 

Life’s a Beach

 

Inspired by my trip to Spain over the summer I have completed a small series of (well, three!) paintings of beach scenes.  You might have seen them already if you follow me on social media but here they are all together.  They are also now on my website http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_698663.html

I’ve got plenty more ideas for future paintings so watch this space!  It’s been interesting how the Mediterranean light has caused me to change my colour mixes.  For instance I’ve used Cerulean Blue a lot more than I would in the UK.

I am handing in paintings today for selection for the Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition which starts on Monday 1st October and runs until 13th October at Stamford Arts Centre.  I’ll be reporting back on that next time but if you are local and free that day please do come along to the Preview event this Sunday, 30th September from 11.30am – 1.30pm.  It would be lovely to see you! I’ll also be on stewarding duty at the gallery on Friday 5th October from 10am to 12.30pm so please do say ‘hello’.

 

 

 

A refreshed website!

http://www.sarahjenningsartist.com/

I am back to work after a lovely summer and feeling the usual Autumn urge to ‘get organised’.  Rather than buy myself a new pencil case (although I was tempted!) I have spent time giving my website some attention.  Not only do my giclee prints and greetings cards now appear – there’s now a fancy shopping cart and a link to Paypal so they can be bought at the click of a mouse.  Mini paintings also available to purchase this way.  Please get in touch about larger paintings to chat about prices,frames and delivery.

Talking of frames, I am now busy preparing for the Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition which takes place at Stamford Arts Centre between 1 – 13 October.  You are most welcome to the preview on Sunday 30 September 11.30am – 1.30pm if you can make it.

I’ll also be showing paintings in the Stamford Arts Centre anteroom throughout November.  Best get back to the easel!………

Patchings exhibition 2018

‘Blue Sky, Purple Shadows’ hanging in The Artist exhibition at Patchings Art Centre

A rather belated update on the exhibition of one of my paintings at Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire.

I popped over to see the exhibition on 15th July on the last day of the Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival.  Now in its 25th year, the festival is always a lovely event.  There are lots of art materials to tempt the pocket and it’s great to see artists demonstrating their painting in the marquees – although I confess I was pleased not to be one of them.  It was boiling hot! (hence, incidentally, the image above of me looking rather red and weary :))

My painting, ‘Blue Sky, Purple Shadows’ was one of only 70 selected for exhibition in an open competition run by The Artist magazine so I am very pleased to be included, as you can imagine. Although the Festival is now over the exhibition continues until 12th August so there is still plenty of time to visit.  You will find a mix of high quality, mostly figurative, work in a variety of styles and media – and a coffee shop next door too!

Should you feel inclined to vote my painting your ‘People’s Choice’ (thank you!) you can do so here http://www.painters-online.co.uk/gallery/PatchingsGallery.htm  

From that link you can also see the other works on show and you can find directions to Patchings Art Centre via their website  http://www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

I plan to post some new work soon.  There are a few things I have been working on which are a little different.  Touch and go at the moment whether they work…….!

 

Feeling the heat at Open Studios

In spite of the recent heat wave (!) I was pleased to welcome lots of visitors to my Open Studio event over the past two weekends.  There are always so many activities on at this time of year and I really appreciated people taking the time to come.  It was lovely to chat about my painting methods and the inspiration behind my paintings and great to sell some paintings, prints and cards too!

In between chatting to visitors I painted some small studies of subjects in my garden – the delphiniums lining the path, sage planted in a soup can and a small bunch of flowers wedged in a baked bean tin.  Fun!

I am enjoying a tidy studio (for the time being) and getting back to painting.  I am then off to Patchings Art Centre next weekend, where I have a painting in The Artist exhibition.  More on that next time……