Author Archives: sarahejennings

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!

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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.

Trail through the Pines

Trail through the Pines (30cm x 30cm acrylic on mount board)

I’ve not given up on summer yet.  Trees remain a bit of an obsession still and this is based on a small sketch I made in August.  I was attracted by the shadows and the wonderful shapes of the pines.  Pure acrylic rather than mixed media this time.

Shady Tree in a Summer Cornfield

Shady Tree in a Summer Cornfield (25cm x 25cm mixed media on mount board)

A second painting inspired by my summer walk – looking uphill towards a shady tree on the horizon.  I worked on mount board which I pre-tinted purple, the complementary colour of the warm yellow of the corn.  Lots of fun with the mark making!

Cow Parsley and Summer Cornfield

Cow Parsley and Summer Cornfield (25cm x 30cm mixed media on mount board)

This mixed media piece was inspired by the amazing colours I experienced when out walking over the summer.  It was early evening and the sun was low.  The cornfield was bathed in a warm glow and the clouds took on a bluish- purple.  It was all rather surreal!