I’ve been so busy enjoying life, painting, travelling around my lovely island home and sorting out my studio I just haven’t made time to post . Here’s a few pics from my last 3 months… What have you been up to?
It’s been awhile since my last post because I’ve been so busy with commissions, teaching a pastel class and being a student in a printmaking class that there’s been little time left over for anything else. I’ll post some of my favourite commissions after Christmas when all should be happily gifted and it’s safe to … More printmaking – my new obsession
Born out of COVID lockdowns this is the book I dreamed of when I started my eco printing journey! … More Eco printing ebook- everything you need to know as a beginner.
I’ve been discovering the joys of ecoprinting on vintage woolen blankets. I’d already been working with silk and cotton but had been wanting to try some wool which is either very expensive if new or difficult to find if recycled . Vintage blankets are a good way to get a decent amount of yardage at … More Eco printing on wool
I can’t believe it’s been over 4 months since I last posted! What have I been doing with my time you might ask. A big chunk of it was spent travelling to the US and Canada again . Some highlights were: …. getting caught in the big Montana snowstorms which was a bit scary for … More Has it been this long???
I’ve been dabbling with my eco printing again. I invested in some timber and built a small bench and shelves outside the laundry area so I can keep my soaking leaf collection and dye pots in some sort of order! It should be complete ORDER but I get too carried way with the excitement of … More A bit of ecoprinting…
It’s been awhile since I posted so thought I would share a few pages from my current travel sketchbook. I’m swanning around the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts for a few weeks and enjoying all the sun, sea and swimming. In between I’m snatching a few minutes to do some watercolour and ink sketches to remind … More Some pages from my sketchbook
I’ve spent a few days doing some eco printing this week. Mostly scarves and upcycled cotton tees. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve discovered some new ways to mordant to get different results so it’s been educational as well. Here’s a few of my results It was a fun week!!! Now I have … More This weeks eco printing
A couple of weekends ago I was a student at a Maxwell Wilks pastel workshop. I had a great time and broke out the hard pastels which was a bit of a novelty for me. Have never owned any Rembrandts before but bought a small box of half sticks and reallly enjoyed working with them. … More A colourful workshop
I’ve been trying out a few new gels and pastes lately in my acrylic paintings and having some fun. Here’s a 30 x 30 cm canvas I just finished using some clear tar gel and molding paste to help create that tangle of flowers and weeds in the foreground. Will be trying a few more … More TEXTURE WITH GELS