Bright but chilly – spent too long looking at shadows on the boat hulls and then lost the light.
Better weather this morning at least. Spent the time looking at tone and colours – detail will have to wait as it was really a bit gusty for that type of painting!
Taken just before the whole easel blew over yesterday!
Well here I am making a start on something a little larger than of late. A total of 5 panels – I managed to finish the initial drawing and colour mixing on Monday whilst it was gusty but mild.
Well, yesterday was my last booked teaching day for 2015 and I’d like to wish everyone who I’ve taught (small or not so small), or taught with, this year a Happy Christmas and New Year break.🎄So as it says in the #NadoligLlawen!
This is a school chair reindeer – but I’ve also made school chair giraffes, elephants, cows…..you get the idea. The eyes were added later by an adult – I’d prefer child drawn ones; I think they were enjoying it as much as the children! Anyone else made a school chair animal ?
Oh and just 7 more days left to view my work in Aberaeron.
I was going to put these on a table but the box held them in such a good pile and has a great subtle pattern.
This is fresh – so it’s not available in Lloyd Motors, Aberaeron – where there are only 9 days left to see my work and shop for original artwork gifts. Christmas is coming!
Contact me via my website contact page if you’d like to buy the pears!
(Pears 3 after MW)
Really delighted to have helped raise funds for the Hospice at Home charity, with Lloyd Motors Aberaeron; the winner being drawn by Dr Axford a director of the charity….. the lucky lady winner received a telephone call informing her yesterday afternoon!
Thank you to all who bought tickets to help this worthy cause:)
Well done everyone.
Sad News – it’s the last day of the exhibition here in Aberaeron and I have slightly mixed feelings as some of my pictures depart to their new homes.
Good News – Lloyd Motors have invited me to leave an adapted exhibition in the showroom featuring additional paintings and drawings. It will be here until they close for their Christmas break.
Dwirnod Olaf/Last Day – and the Hospice at Home raffle draw will take place at the end of today. Tickets are still available in the showroom 🙂
Aberaeron – Diolch Thank you to all who have supported me by visiting the exhibition. An especially big thank you to all my customers and Lloyd Motors for hosting me.
Raffle winner to be announced ….
Well it’s the last day to visit the full Aberaeron exhibition tomorrow – Monday 30th November – and your last chance to buy raffle tickets in aid of the Hospice at Home service; which hopes to extend in the Aberaeron area in the new year.
Please form and orderly queue to buy your tickets – Lloyd Motors opens at 9am!
Thank you to all who have already bought tickets – I’m crossing my fingers for you all X
I’ve always been a bit of a girl about drawing cars (not really my thing) – I don’t think this Volvo is too bad – and I was reasonably happy with the Fiat in the one below. The Fiat is off to a new home on Monday. Diolch yn fawr to today’s customers. There is another final chance to get a unique Christmas gift here on Monday if you haven’t made it to see the exhibition yet!
Please contact me personally if you need a Sunday viewing via my website contact page – or telephone.
Thank you again 🙂
Another rainy day here – I can see the attraction of painting wet roads – great reflections. I’m liking the chimneys and the shape of this roof.
Lovely to see so many brave people out in the wet. A massive DIOLCH to this mornings customers- looking forward to more visitors this afternoon 🙂
What a busy website I have had – I must paint in the rain more often! Thank you for all your visits!
The lights go on this afternoon at the Aberaeron Community Christmas event 3-6pm in Peniel!
I’ve a few Christmassy things and some hand painted signed Baubles available in the exhibition too!
Looking forward to seeing you all in Lloyd Motors this morning!
And then it really rained!
This is the first time I’ve completely painted an oil painting in the rain! My eye was caught by the yellow leaves and the building.
Great to meet everyone (and have an excuse to pop into the dry) this morning. There are only three more days of the exhibition (closing Monday eve and closed Sunday) for those of you still planning to come 🙂
A calm but damp day here in Aberaeron. I’m lucky to be able to be around for the remainder of my Aberaeron exhibition and have enjoyed meeting some visitors already today. I am doing some drawing and painting near by too, so if you visit and would like a chat, drop me a text or call. My business cards have all the details in the exhibition space . I won’t be far. Hope to meet some more visitors soon 🙂
Tabernacle Street in Aberaeron. I painted this from my van which was parked opposite the former Nyth yr Eos building. Lots of memories.
Come and see it in Lloyd Motors Showroom 🙂
This is off to a new home too. Thank you to all my customers in the Aberaeron exhibition, which will be on until Monday 30th November.
Please call to check opening times if travelling a long way 01454570312.
Great to have my exhibition opening this morning here in Lloyd Motors Aberaeron. Bore Da!
One of my favourite paintings that I will be showing in the Arddangosfa Aberaeron, Lloyd Motors. Boats are such great shapes and I love drawing and painting them. Combine this with the bland, yet complex colours of Autumn, and I could paint this scene many times over.
I will be setting up and hanging today!!!! Come and see it and me….. 23-30th November, in Aberaeron.
See my website for full details!
Here is my shortlisted – (but not finalist) Sunday Times Watercolour piece; ‘Stones on a slate windowsill’. It will be in my Aberaeron exhibition 23-30th November. It shows stones collected from the beach in Aberaeron, by my husband as a child, in Aberaeron, on the windowsill of my Inlaws house.
My finalist piece, ‘Queue for HMS Victory’, is currently on tour in Guilford as part of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015.
I love the grey sky of Autumn – come and see my tree, church and sky picture of Aberaeron soon in Lloyd Motors ‘Showroom’, Aberaeron.
Exhibition 23-30th November – See my website News and Events page for details or call the showroom for opening times- See you there?
I will be there Thursday – Monday 30th., and at the Saturday 21st PV!
Edit Why is it so hard to get a good drawing photograph – it’s big and much lighter than this photograph shows. I had to pin it to the fence to fit it all in the shot.
Why not come and see it in my Aberaeron exhibition soon?
View my News and Events website page for details.
I’m amazed at the volume of visitors to my website that the upcoming exhibition news has initiated today ! Thank you for all your interest. Looking forward to showing you what I do and discussing my work with you soon, in Aberaeron 23-30th November, Lloyd Motors Showroom.
Look at my News and Events page for more details.
This one here is half of a pair – the right hand side, and this will be in Lloyd Motors Showroom soon!
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Here’s one of the oil paintings that will form part of my exhibition in Aberaeron November 23-30th. 2015. It’s detail features on the poster. Hope to see you there!
See website- News and events- for details.
I’ve been busy finishing off for the Aberaeron exhibition recently. These jugs from our Welsh dresser are more successful in watercolour I think. Interesting that as the jugs were hand painted – it translates well into a painting – the marks are already ‘brush shaped’ on the decoration. I think I read/heard somewhere that the houses decoration were often painted by children?
A rainy start to the day, but it has cleared up as I finish up with this one in Aberaeron today.
I keep the same colour’s in both my palettes – makes things simpler. I have Marc Dalessio’s blogging to thank – he’s has lots of sound advice about mixing greens.
The boats are all safely out of the harbour for the winter months in Aberaeron, Ceredigion.
I’m not a sailor in anyway, or a marine artist – I just like the shape of boats. This is a 2 page drawing, image aprox 142cm X 47cm. It’s very hard to take a ‘non grey’ photograph of a drawing, so this is a bit dull – it’s much brighter in real life.
Reworking an oil plein air sketch on cardboard, of the beach and harbour wall in Aberaeron, West Wales, on to board.
The view from a similar spot. Isn’t it odd how flat a photo makes everything look? And how lovely and sunny it was – it was actually a very cold morning indeed! I had sketched the wall the day before and had a quick oil paint there the following morning.
Working from watercolour into oil.
I made a very quick colour sketch of the sun going down and hitting the Georgian buildings in Aberaeron. Now I’m seeing what I can do with it in oil.
Had a good start to the day here in the sunny Aberaeron by the riverside. Starting to prepare for a later autumn exhibition.
I had the chance to make two sketch book sketches. It was a warm sunny day but the sun made a great deal of progress between the two drawings, and the shadows moved considerably. The slate windowsill is a complex purple colour.
I had a lovely comment about this which I replied to, but for some reason it’s not appeared here! Confused…….