Unimaginable that nettle soup can be delicious and yet, it is! Once cooked, the stinging effect disappears completely and all that is left, is a dark green, flavorful soup. Stinging nettle grows everywhere, the sign of fertile soil, and costs nothing. So why not make use of it? It reminds me somewhat of watercress, of […]
Whether we love it or hate it, it needs to be done. Laundry. Washing. Some of us are lucky enough to just fill the laundry basket and someone else does the washing. And the ironing. Some of us do it all ourselves. I am one of those. Partly by choice and partly by force. Laundry […]
Our postcard project this year seems to be spluttering along a bit erratically, but to see a colourful rectangle in the postbox is always a thrill. This time it was one of Liz's wonderful rock-and-beach scenes from her recent holiday at Port Macquarie (fairly recent, as I've taken a while to get to posting this!) I had been thoroughly enjoying see […]
May almost swept passed me in a blur of rain, rain and more rain; budding green leaves bursting in translucent glazes of green; azaleas and hydrangeas dressed in lavender blue, hot pink to coral; birds flocking to seed filled feeders eager to quench their youngs' budding appetites; stagnant winter lawns overnight sprouting to the height of pasture grass […]
End of a busy first day ay Lower Slaughter, there is a small river running through the village in front of the exhibition, the perfect place for my dog to practice her doggy paddle...only wish i could join herMellow Yellow. Watercolour, 16x20 inches plus frame To purchase please send me an emailwebsite
Sketching from the TV. Profiles are alway so fascinating and I find myself looking forward to any outside reporting in the crowds as they are usually full of interesting characters. I obviously don't do this nearly enough because when I was completing these two pages I realised they are from events months apart. Above, the two smaller faces are people a […]
We had the loveliest West Coast weather here. On a bright and warm star-filled Saturday morning, my darling husband passed away peacefully in his own bed with three of his family around him. There is not a hand book or guide for these things, they happen and you are stunned.I will love him always: Philip was my best friend for 50 years and my husband for 47. […]
Road RunnerJo Reimer6" x 6"Collage on canvas boardI've been thinking about non-representational and abstract art where the underlying design has no subject other than the design elements of the painting or collage. I like to work this way because of my design background and love of color, but when there's nothing else going for it, when t […]
This is a request to any of my artist friends, whose blogs I follow or who read this one. Would you consider painting, drawing, collaging, doodling a small artwork 13cm x 18cm in aid of a fantastic charity...read on and see if you can help... Secret Art for Water is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks in support of the Falmouth Rotary […]
A commercial job made it impossible to complete Everyday in May 2013. This month-long daily drawing challenge comes around every year in May. This year it was fun to follow on FaceBook. I made it about 2/3 of the way through. Maybe next year I will do better...EDinMay #19—Something that belongs to someone elseGeorge's can of old brushes left behind at t […]
from my personal collection"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade." —Gertrude JekyllSing a song of summerGo outside this weekend! If you're in the northern hemisphere, not only does t […]
Bolsa Chica Salt MarshInk on paperThis was a beautiful California spring day with clear sky and a slight breeze. I walked the path for about an hour, sketching about every 20 or 30 minuets. This one is with the ocean behind me facing north/east.
I can't believe my painting's on the front cover of The MacLaurin Gallery magazine . It seems unreal, that it's someone else. It's because of a new venture, a wall featuring local artists. This, however, does feel real - three of my four granddaughters and their doting Grandma!
THURSDAY JUNE 13’13 Gorgeous day and none of the pouring rain Wednesday’s class got. We are doing old glass & stone jars and bottles, with a tiny lustrous Satsuma porcelain dish tossed in. All collected over the years and all with a story. The colours needed to be soft and translucent and pick up the touches of reflected colour nearby. The stone bottles […]
I came across a version of this painting that I did a couple of years ago when I was cleaning my office and decided to try it again, taking more care with lighting and adding a background to the new … Continue reading →