Monday, June 29, 2015

Mystical Moon Wokshop

Polly came along with her Auntie Sam-1st time for her-lovely shades of purples! No sign of nerves from her!
Kirsty chose shades of purple for her never fails to amaze me how different the paints can turn out ,even when using the same colours!

Kirsty's mum Helen added just a touch of  dark pink to hers...

Sam chose the grey shades...and used a metallic red at the end which made it look very Japanese..

Alice came along with her mum and Nan..she really did well--blended the colours well..and did lovely branches.

Margaret created a lovely background very quickly...very atmospheric..

Sara chose the grey shades--amazing don't do the paintings justice at all!

say one for me while your down there!

Beautiful paintings ladies--well done!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Busy Times....

We had a very busy weekend,,,we took part on the art market on Castle Square on Saturday....and considering the rain on and off it was a very busy day...

Its quite amazing just how much can be displayed in our gazebo!

We were up bright and early on Sunday morning in order to attend Kinver Show,,always a good show for us..

The weather stayed really good for us..

Plenty of room to display everything..

and as always we stopped at the Running Horse on the way home for a lap up meal--always a special offer on there as Kinver Show is always on Fathers Day..

The rib of beef is to die for....

and the strawberry sundae,,,,,, well what can you say--no calories if eaten on a Sunday they told us!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Busy Times...Here There And Everywhere!!!

We have hardly a spare minute these days it seems...lots of shows etc coming up...
This weekend on Saturday 20th June we are taking part in the Ludlow Fringe Festival's Art Market -we will be on the Castle Square near to the castle from 8am --4.30pm .

On Sunday 21st June we will be at Kinver Show--a great event which always proves to be a good one for us..Lots going on for all the family..

Next Wed 24th June we will be on the market as usual.and on Saturday 27th June I will be teaching ''Mystical Moon'' .

Sunday 28th June will see us back on the market on Castle Square--always a lovely market--lots of different things to buy.. we are also back there on Wed 2nd July.

This is when it starts to get a bit manic lol.....

The first of the bigger shows comes in the form of Bromyard Gala on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July--steam engines galore and lots for all of the family to see.

Wed 8th July we will be in our usual place on the market..

 Sat 11th July is a lovely workshop in acrylic and oils ''Tropical Sunset''   

Sun 12th July will see us back on Ludlow market...

Wed 15th July is the market ,,,
then we will be getting everything ready to go to the Festival At The Edge at Much Wenlock on Fri,17th until Sun 19th July..
A lovely event--very laid back --story telling ,music--we can't wait to go there again! We meet up with old friends and have a great time!

Wed 22nd July --Ludlow market...

Thursday 23rd we will be setting off for Welland Steam Rally--a 3 day show--
Fri 24th,Sat 25th and Sun 26th July...the caravan will be earning its keep this year for sure!

Wed 29th --Ludlow market..

Sat 1st Aug--one of the biggest one day shows in the area--Tenbury Country Show...always very busy for us..

Thurs 6th Aug is Burwarton Show--again a very busy show for us...lots going on for all the family..

Sat 8th Aug will be a lovely workshop 50 Shades Of Green in oils
followed by a Book and Craft market the next day Sun 9th Aug  on Castle Square..

Wed 12th Aug is Ludlow Market--always good --a lovely mix of tourists from all over the world coming in on coaches and the lovely locals who come by every week!

Sat 15th Aug will see me teaching ''Grasses'' an acrylic on chunky 12in x 24in canvas you will have the choice of adding poppies to it..

Wed 19th Aug is the market...

Saturday 22nd  Aug is the popular Birches workshop  and there is just the one place left in that workshop..

The following day on the 23rd Aug is the popular Book and Craft market on Castle Square--always a busy one for us..

Wed 26th Aug is the market...

Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 30th and Mon 31st Aug is the brilliant Onslow Park Steam Fair-- so much going on there for everyone...that is the last big show of the year for us-- a few one day ones still to sort out though!

Really looking forward to all the events--its lovely to meet new people and meet up with old friends that we only see at the various shows....

In between all of that there is Ludlow Art Society art exhibition and  Church Stretton Arts Festival..details to follow...

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Waterfall

Due to illness we were down to just 3 first time artists on Saturday...all were quite nervous and didn't think they would be able to create anything close to the examples shown..All were pleasantly surprised --and it was something of a record for me too--- we started painting at 10.30am and everyone was finished in time for lunch at 12pm..All three were using gift vouchers..

Sandra used some lovely bright colours, whole hubby Malcolm went for  slightly darker shades...both equally beautiful results though..

Malcolm adding the finishing touches to his masterpiece..

Well done everyone....

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tommy And Other Bits And Pieces!!!

After losing half of the house to storage over the past few years we decided it was time for another shed! So its been growing and getting done for a few days now.... will free up a lot of space when its finished which should be the weekend with luck...looks a long way off here lol..

Gan Gan Bill has had a little helper in the form of our Tommy...I'm sure he thinks the shed will be a new playhouse for him!

Think you need some boards here Gan Gan Bill..

Builders Yard!!!

Little Tommy is always smiling and laughing-- he is a ray of sunshine bless his little heart xx

He enjoyed his 3rd birthday--took him to the local play centre Monkey Mania-- and afterwards to The Squirrel for a meal...he was as good as gold all day!

Meet Jumble--my son Jim's new companion....he is a right Jumble--a rescue doggie who is a Basscollie Hound!! mum was a bassett and dad as a boarder collie! He is a little star--obviously been loved at some time as he is very obedient and loving..feels like he has been around forever..

Pictures of the shed to follow--has a roof,guttering  etc now...cant it to get everything in there and get the house straight!


Caron had to leave a bit earlier--loved her shade of purples poppie!
The photos really don't do these beautiful paintings justice,,,,using acrylic and melted wax Dave,Janet,June and Irene--used  some wonderful colour create some beautiful pictures--all very unique...

Reeds In The Breeze

Apologies in being so late getting the photos on here---have  problem with my computer--and am using Bills lappy--and its soooo different to mine its taking ages to do anything at all! Am trying to catch up with all the website stuff as well as getting paintings ready for the Art Trail in Ludlow.. Above are Robbi,Jackie and Linda--beautiful results from them all--Robbi chose not to add poppies to her painting,preferring just grasses.Every one in the workshop handled the knife really well to do the waves--and the bashing and tickling brushes proved to be real fun to create the skies..and what wonderful skies we had too...

Pat and Chris --lovely paintings!

First time for John and Roger  great paintings--even if I couldn't persuade Roger to dd a few more poppies!

Natalie and Marion--very first time for the yellow ochre shades she used..

Another 2 first timers--Linda and Wyn..Linda has done a little watercolour previously but Wyn has never painted before--you would never know from the end results of all my first time students would you?
Lovely results from you all--well done and will look forward to seeing you all again