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Forthcoming exhibitions – and a magazine appearance.

I hope the summer has gone well.  Whilst I am not looking forward to the colder weather and darker mornings I do enjoy painting Autumn light, so there are some compensations for the change in the seasons.

Welland Valley Art Society poster for Autumn Exhibition 2019

Another bonus is the chance to take part in Welland Valley Art Society’s autumn exhibition , which this year takes place between 7th and 19th October at Stamford Arts Centre.  I was very flattered to by told by those organising that one of my paintings Two Trees had been chosen for the exhibition poster, which was a lovely surprise.  Do pop along to the exhibition if you are local – indeed you are very welcome to the preview on 6th October, if you can make it.  Just get in touch if you would like an invitation.  The exhibition, which is free, will be open from 10 am to 5 pm each day, but also some evenings when events are on.  Check the Arts Centre website for information https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

Currently I am also showing 19 paintings in the anteroom at Stamford Arts Centre in my solo exhibition which continues until the end of September.  Many thanks to those who have visited and commented so far.

September 2019 issue of Leisure Painter magazine

Aside from exhibitions,  I was delighted to be informed by the editor of Leisure Painter magazine that she had chosen one of my paintings for appearance in the September issue.  Here it is – together with a bit of information about myself and my working methods.  Needless to say, it is lovely to know that people appreciate my work – and the art materials prize has come in handy too!  The painting concerned – After the Rain – is available (framed) for £325 and you can find a better image and information about size on my website https://sarahjenningsartist.com/photo_16423868.html

As always do get in touch if you have any queries, about my paintings or otherwise.  I am frequently posting on my Facebook and Instagram pages and I also have a monthly newsletter you are welcome to sign up for here http://eepurl.com/dNxYMQ

 

 

Summer? Where’s the sun?

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Summer sun at Open Studio 2018

I’ll be opening up my studio to visitors this weekend and next (22/23 June 10 am – 4 pm  and 29/30 June 11 am – 4.30 pm) with Rutland Open Studios   https://www.rutlandopenstudios.co.uk/ and Peterborough Artists Open Studios http://paos.org.uk/  – do come if you can!   Preparing this year has been rather a challenge, due in part to the extremely wet weather but mostly because we have a new puppy at home.  He is adorable but of course rather time consuming!

When I have managed to find a little time this has been to create some small paintings, each measuring 6″ x 8″,  in my little ‘pochade’ paint box.

The first was a small study of some pink geraniums which I was supposed to be planting out in the garden.  I couldn’t resist painting them first 🙂

The second was completed during my stewarding session at the Rutland Open Studios taster exhibition which took place in Oakham between 25 May and 1 June.

I am hoping to do a few more small ones as and when I get the chance.  These two will be available at my open studio unless they are snapped up first from my website where they are currently for sale unframed along with some other little ones for £50 each – https://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_707298.html

Do keep in touch either here or through my social media channels.  I would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

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……