Has it really been over a month since I've posted here? I do believe it is!
I have some new paintings that I've recently finished but first of all I'd like to show you some of the delights that I saw on my visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
The picture at the top of this post is a beautiful embroidered silk portrait of the wife of Charles I. Her face is made from linen covered wood with painted features and the hair is real! The date is c.1660.
The picture below is a small section of a larger painting that caught my eye. I love the blue ethereal landscape, it could be a painting all of its own couldn't it?
more detail below...
The painting above is by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609). It was quite a small painting but something about it kept making me go back several times to look again. There's such emotion in her face.
The painting above is by Roelandt Savery 1576-1639. I love all the detail and the slightly surreal quality of the animals. The waterfall's pretty amazing too!
I found a small room off one of the main halls that I hadn't noticed on previous visits. It was a small treasure trove of medieval art...
Isn't it exquisite?
I would describe myself as a very spiritual person although not at all in a religious way but I do find religious art so incredibly beautiful!
So then, are you ready to see some of my own newest creations?
This first one is called 'Under The Trees'. It's painted on board which is something I haven't done for ages. I enjoyed the feel of the paint on the board so I shall definitely be doing some more.
It's not available on Etsy yet because I'm going to be framing it before it's ready to go out into the world.
This one above is called 'Down By The River' and is on canvas measuring 20 x 16 inches.
Here are some close-up crops of 'Down By The River'.
Please Click here if you'd like to see more details of how to buy it. :)
Lastly, I'd like to show you my painting (below) which I've called 'You Are My Sunshine'. This one is on heavy 300gsm watercolour paper and measures 12 x 12 inches.
I began 'You Are My Sunshine' as I do with all my mixed media pieces by layers of colours and abstract mark making. Before I knew it a goose appeared.. a GOOSE! I've no idea how or why but I knew it needed some love so I painted in a girl to take care of it and...et voila!
I'll be listing this one on Etsy very soon.
Thankyou for coming here to see my doings, it's very lovely to have you here. xx