Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Brotherton Park

Some photo's of Brotherton Park, Wirral. It's a great place for a walk, and even in the winter there is colour and beauty to be found.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fun with clay and flowers

What do you do with a ball of clay? What does every artist need?

I know! A paint brush stand here's this weeks step by step:

Make a sausage. Precision engineering is now required to create brush shaped dips. Fingers are good for this.

Paint is important - you want to avoid your brush stand being mistaken for a bar of Toblerone.
When mine was completely dry I applied a couple of coats of dark green acrylic paint and of course a few flowers.
The flowers are not botanically correct.

And voila!

See what Sarah did with her paint brushes and new stand by visiting sarahwoodart.com or check out the latest prints available on Imagekind.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Beginnings

January is quite a gloomy time of year. Here are some photo's I took at Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral. New life and promise. It is great to see plants springing into life.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Delamere Forest

The winter colours of the forest are beautiful. Delamere Forest in Cheshire is a lovely place to go walking. I visit the forest more often in the winter than the summer. The forest is a very popular place and is a little quieter in the winter months.
I always find when I go for a long walk that it helps to concentrate my mind on finding solutions to any painting problems I am having. 
There is nothing quite like walking in a forest.