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…
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 (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 (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 (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 (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!