Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The weather seems to have turned again and it is cold and wet once more. I spent a lot of yesterday reading my second Jean Haines book and painting. It is going to take me a long time to learn to think outside the box and to realise that not everything needs to be outlined in black !

Here are some of the paintings that I did yesterday....

Sunday, 29 July 2012

I have had a busy week, as my daughter has been on holiday from work. I have been enjoying lie ins and chilling out.....I have done a lot of painting but not much blogging....so here goes.
Last week we went to Cheltenham for the day and I was thrilled to find lots of art shops and even an art exhibition in the park. While there I bought a book called Atmospheric watercolours by Jean Haines. Wow, what a fabulous book. I was so inspired that I wrote about it on the Folksy forums and several other artists have now bought the book. We are all having a go at new techniques and it is making us think outside the box and outside our comfort Zone. Here is one of my first attemptes.

Monday, 23 July 2012

well at last we are having some sunshine.....
On Saturday we went to Cheltenham and were thrilled to see an art exhibition in the park. Some lovely work to look at. Then we found two other shops selling artwork and the standard was really high.
I have been trying my hand at flowers and here are some of my efforts.


Monday, 16 July 2012

well what a surprise....it is raining...and cold.....snow tomorrow?....what an awful summer......
Good job I am happy to stay home and paint......and enjoy a nice hot cuppa.....

Sunday, 15 July 2012

At last we have had a day with sunshine....I was beginning to think that we would not have a summer.
I haven't had time to paint today but have been sorting out all my paints....I have boxes of acrylics and boxes of watercolours and paper and card......I am afraid to confess how much....lol
Thank you to the lady who left me a comment on my artwork....at least I know that someone is out there and it is much appreciated.
I have over 40 paintings still waiting to be listed....some of my paintings are on etsy..   www.etsy.com/shop/teabreaks
 others are on Folksy

and others listed daily on ebay...... you can find my link to ebay by going to my website.
www.gweddusart.co.uk     this website is static and the pics on there are old ones . Unfortunately I don't know how to use it but you CAN click the link on the left hand side to go to my ebay listings.
Here is a painting that I listed on Folksy yesterday


Saturday, 14 July 2012

I spent the morning sitting in bed watching art dvd's. Saturday mornings are my treat when i get breakfast in bed. I work hard all week so I really make the most of Saturdays. I watched a Bob Ross dvd on skies, mountains, trees and water.
here is the first painting I did after watching the techniques.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

It looks unlikely that we are ever going to get a summmer. So cold and wet and now almost the middle of July. More reason to stay in the warm and paint.
I have been trying to do more acrylics and slightly larger works of art. It is quite difficult when you have spent a few years painting miniature watercolours. .....but if I don't try then I will never learn.
I just listed this monochrome 7x5 acrylic painting that I did yesterday.

Monday, 9 July 2012

it has been a busy week ...quite a bit of painting done and a few nice sales. I decided to sign up for the July weekly listing club on Folksy and so will be listing at least two paintings a week in my Folksy shop
I have also been busy selling on etsy...     www.etsy.com/shop/teabreaks
I also have daily listings on ebay and you can view my work by clicking the link in my OLD static website.
Here is one of the paintings that I did yesterday.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

rain, rain and more rain....we are almost heading towards autumn without a summer...
Never mind...more reason to say in the warm and paint...heating on....jumper on......