The Blagdon Gallery sold one of my quirky tree paintings. Delighted.
It was great to meet some old friends as well as new buyers at the Hearth Art Centre yesterday. It’s always a pleasure to show people my art and get such positive feedback about my work. Thanks to everyone who attended and made it a memorable day.
Sailing on the Balmoral from North Shields to Norway was an unforgettable experience. I took huge numbers of photographs both with my phone and an SLR. I hope they serve me well as reference material for my art and classes in the coming months. Here are a couple I took with my phone last Friday as we sailed across the North Sea.
I was painting at Bolam Lake yesterday with my students. There are still places left on the painting/ sketching days next week. Why not make good use of this long running warm weather and take the plunge to paint out of doors. It’s a wonderful way to spend a day!
My first session teaching painting out doors at St Mary’s Island. The weather was fantastic with Blue sky for much of the day and warm conditions. Here is my painting created alongside my learners. Why not book one of my art days.
A wonderful day out was had by all at Jesmond Dene House Hotel yesterday. Fifteen artists signed up for an afternoon of watercolour painting followed by afternoon tea in the garden. This event was arranged by the Laing Art gallery to complement the ‘Enchanted Gardens’ exhibition presently on show in the gallery.
Don’t forget, there are workshops and painting / sketching days out you could enjoy over the summer months, before the main courses start in September.
Look at the courses and art days pages to learn more….
A few snaps of the painters section I was in at Patchings Art Fair. These were taken in a few quiet minutes by myself and Paul Maylor, pictured in the last image, before the show started.
A stand holder was told that there was around 3500 visitors on the first day. Lots of art club members on bus trips who were keen to gain inspiration and some useful tips on painting. Some had travelled up from as far as London to see the art and craft, meet the celebrity artists who write art books and appear on Youtube or TV and learn about the latest developments in art materials from specialist manufacturers.
I had a great time and would be keen to return next year.
Why not explore some of the beauty spots of the Northumberland Coast with Jason painting or sketching. The new outdoor painting days are now live on the’ art days’ pages.
This wonderful weather is ideal for painting out of doors. Why not go out sketching or painting with Jason in the next couple of months ? His summer art days are now live on the website, so you can book a day learning how to render some of the North Easts Beauty spots and take home work you are proud of by the end of the day.
Sold this artwork a few days ago. It was a watercolour I painted many years ago. It had featured in an article in ‘Artists’ magazine. The article was called ‘Grandma’s woods,’ because the watercolours were inspired by my time playing in a wood near my grandmas house when I was a child. The woods were beautiful, but just a little spooky.
I am embarking on a series of acrylic paintings of trees, from imagination, to place as a backdrop to my stand at Patchings. This is the first completed painting. The painting below is about half way completed. I am really enjoying working with acrylic using spray cans and metalic colours in addition to my normal painting kit. I will post progress regarding the painting below soon as well as new artworks created for the show.
New painting in my quirky tree series