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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some progress

These pics are of 5 of the 6 paintings, the last one wouldn't load so ......they are in a very rough state with the basic composition drawn and the background blocked in - now the real work starts.

Monday, March 15, 2010

big jobbies

I'm being quite ambitious with this idea - Falklands Conservation are asking for paintings to celebrate the endemic flower species of the Islands (there are 13 of them) for an exhibition in June. I've got really fascinated by the whole concept, although flower painting has never been my thing. The endemic flowers are small, and I have for a long time been interested in the idea of painting a big picture of a very small thing. So I have picked out 6 species, and the paintings are in two groups of three each of which will be arranged in a metre square - three are in warm colours - the flowers are yellow/gold/orange/touch of red, and the other three are in cool whites/silver greys/grey-green.

These pictures are work in progress:-

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This is a pastel painting of the old gear shed on the farm where I live with my partner. Until a very short time ago, all this stuff was being used, but the horses are retired now, as we are, and living the free life in the horse paddock!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Here goes 2

The title of this oil painting is simply Mrs Macks. The house is called Goring House, and it is a scene which will be very familiar to anyone who has driven down towards Fox Bay from Port Howard, although I've painted the view from a difference angle. Many years ago it was the telephone exchange for the old single wire system that connected all the farms, and was manned, if that is the right word, by a formidable lady known as Mrs Mack.

Here goes

I've never had a blog before, so this is all new. Blogger said it would take 5 minutes to set this up.....two hours later I have finally got to this point. Perhaps being called Grizelda means that I do, after all, have unexpected reserves of patience.

Bear with me, please; what I hope to do is eventually to have this set up as an on-line gallery where anyone can wander round and have a look at my work, post comments if you want - if you don't like it try not to be too rude, just say you don't like it and that will be enough. After all I won't be breathing down your neck trying to pressurise you!

It may take a little while to get all the pictures uploaded, but it has taken so long to get to this point I guess a few more weeks will hardly make that much difference.