Thursday, October 30, 2008
We took over 700 photos in Scotland and have only learned how to get those sorted tonight!
You will all have to bear with me while I get the hang of it!
I have a full class this Saturday with people coming from all over!
As usual they will have the choice of painting the birch trees in either the monochrome or the sepia colourway.
This is always a popular class with lots of different styles coming through the work.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Yesterday we left Inverbervie and travelled to Dumbarton via a beautiful scenic route as you can see. The mountains had snow on the tops of them.We stopped at several places en route to admire the scenery.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Bill is going to pick up Jean who is pet sitting first thing tomorrow-we have been busy getting everything sorted ready.The fridges are full of goodies for both Jean and the livestock
We have packed the cases and got everything else ready(I think) sure to be something I have forgotten I expect!
Got the 2 cameras at the ready-the colours should be pretty amazing at this time of year.
As our first stop is Carlise there is no hurry to get away in the morning.Around 4 hours should see us there.
So a nice relaxed journey up there with a Sunday lunch en -route !
I will be keeping everyone updated as to where we are etc--we are going to be travelling around quite a bit.
We had a lovely day today in class-we were one short at the last minute due to one of the Shrewsbury WI ladies having to cancel at the last minute.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
My chest infection isn't getting any better and I'm coughing a lot.
Its a real nuisance-Ive let everyone know, and I will sort out a new date a soon as possible.
Im off for some more cough mixture now and curl up on the sofa.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Joining them is Carole who is one of my long standing students.
Carole has painted all of the class subjects except for this one.
She currently has an exhibition of her work in the window of the Leominster Information Centre-its lovely to see just how she has developed her own style.
She called by the class yesterday and admitted to having withdrawal symptoms -its ages since she came to a class-though we keep in regular contact via the phone!
So that leaves just one place for this class.
This is just one version of the finished result-we put fences and all sorts of extras in on the day.
Its suitable for first time students as well as more experienced ones.
Please contact me via my website www.paintingmyway.co.uk
if you would like to join us in this class.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
After the class while we clearing up I spotted Chris's palette-what a work of art in itself--we were all having fun spotting what had appeared in it-we could all see sky, trees, and water-Im not sure what he was most proud of-his painting or his palette-which he took home!
Friday, October 03, 2008
I was approached a short time ago by Richard who has a small company.
They have been looking for a suitable painting to use as their logo on their Banners,business cards etc.
After checking out my website http://www.dianetheartist.com/
he found several paintings that were suitable and got in touch.
The printer had told him that the images needed to be original size-not re sized as they were on the computer.
Unfortunately all of the paintings were already sold and the remaining one was the wrong colour.
Fortunately my friend Annette was able to do wonders with a full size image I took of the pink poppy painting.
I'm useless with the computer--cant do anything like that---Ros has promised me some lessons when we see her later this month in Scotland!
Annette manged to colour the pink to the scarlet red wanted by Richard,and we are just waiting to hear if it is suitable.
I have asked for a donation for the British Heart Foundation for using the image and Richard is happy with that.
I have raised money before from people using the images of my paintings-one of which had been made into gift wrapping paper!
PLEASE NOTE THE IMAGE SHOWN IS NOT THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE COMPANY--WILL SHOW YOU ALL WHEN ITS ALL CUT AND DRYED!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Should have been on the craft market today but didnt feel life facing the cold winds and rain-so stayed in!
So normal service is being resumed now-looking forward to class on Saturday!