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……!
Back to it after a week off – and back to the allotment. I saw this on a sunny morning a few weeks ago and loved both the apple tree and the oil drum!
This summer I came across a stone wall that looked rather worse for wear. Some stones had clearly fallen and the gap in the wall had been repaired by means of a sheet of corrugated iron. Although I expect the repair was intended to be temporary it looked as though the sheet had been there a good few years. I loved the way the iron sheet had weathered and that a profusion of wild flowers had crept in. I knew at once that I wanted to paint it and here it is. The challenge was to create lots of different textures and using a mixed media approach was ideal for this. Here I used oil pastel, watercolour, acrylic and acrylic inks.
Black Friday? I prefer Colourful Friday! Here’s a reminder of Summer to end the week. Have a great weekend.
I thought I would get all splishy splashy with the mixed media again. This painting is inspired by the view walking along a forest track near Feshiebridge this summer. Hope you like it.
We’ve picked more apples from our tree than we can possibly eat for now. I thought I’d paint a few before storing them for the Winter.
I’ve been beavering away in spite of the gap since last posting here.
One of my daily paintings, ‘Side-lit Norfolk Pines’ has been dispatched to a new home, where I hope it will be very happy. Check the website for the availability of the others http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_707298.html
I’ve also enjoyed a great workshop tutored by Roger Dellar ROI RI VPPS http://www.rogerdellar.com at Old Bank Studios http://www.oldbankstudios.co.uk/ painting cafe/street scenes and, inspired by Roger, have been experimenting again with water-mixable oils.
Look out for some cafe/coffee shop scenes in the future but in the meantime here’s a small study of …another tree. At least it’s in oil for a change! I spotted this a couple of weeks ago when the sunlight was fantastic. Rain soon followed. I wonder how many leaves are left on that tree this week. Must check.