Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday coffee break

I have had a good week of work, with lots of different paintings and thoughts on the go. Here is one of my finished canvasses Rainclouds And Sunshine
60x70cm
acrylic on canvas
£625





thanks to Saatchi Art for selling my Tapestry painting this week...very pleased to be sending it off the The States. It is such a thrill to think of artwork travelling the Atlantic  :)




Tapestry
30x40cm
acrylic on canvas
sold

I hope that you are looking foward to a fun weekend, we are joining some friends on Saturday evening to help celebrate a landmark birthday.....discretion forbids me spilling the beans! I am making the cake, which is the sort of task I love.

I have decided on Nigella Lawson's gorgeous flourless chocolate almond cake. it is most delicious and definitely worth the planning ahead time needed to boil oranges (not the sort of thing I do in my kitchen very often it must be said).



This photo comes from a lady named Courtney on Pinterest, it is made using hazlenut flour, and looks pretty good too.

Talking of gorgeous things I have been spending time with a childhood friend and inspiration this week. The amazing illustrator Brian Wildsmith has definitely influenced me on a deep level. His colours!!

 Take a look below at a couple of his works, and follow this link to a major fan on Pinterest


"What the Moon Saw" written & illustrated by Brian Wildsmith. Oxford University Press, 1987.

 

Brian Wildsmith owl illustration from the book "The Owl and the Woodpecker"