Tuesday, 30 June 2009

An iconic view of London

I guess most visitors to the UK will come to London although there are beautiful parts to the UK which often get missed. However, London does draw the majority since it offers so much history and places to visit all in the one city.image

The Houses of Parliament where the seat of our heritage and government sits is viewed in many different guises.  Here I have used my encaustics to create an ACEO depicting an artist's impression of the Houses of Parliament with the river Thames flowing in the foreground. You will also note the tower which houses the famous London clock, Big Ben, whose large bell resounds the time over the City of London.

Remember, ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) can be mounted, framed as a set or individually. Or, simply kept in a wallet as part of your collection. The only rule concerning ACEOs is that they should be 3.5" x 2.5". Thus allowing the ownership of an original work of art at affordable prices.

Check out my Etsy shop or my Artfire shop for more ACEOs and other creations!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Forsaken Landscape

Countries where drought persists; places where farmers have tried to tend to their animals but simply had to give up to the forces of nature which made life too harsh to bear.  Perhaps, something totally different?

imageTake a look at this encaustic ACEO I have called ‘Forsaken Landscape, an original painting in wax and tell me what you see? 

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Weather systems at Sea

Having lived much of my life near the sea, well my main youth years, I have a total fascination with water in its many forms.

The encaustic medium is amazing at helping to create the image of lucidity and volume of water on a support.  Here are a couple of examples to be found in my Etsy shop.

The first painting in wax is that of a turbulent weather system which can produce ‘twisters’.

imageImagine the wind howling as it pulls up the water into an amazing rough sea and then tries to drag air up into twister shapes.

In total contrast my next painting, A Cliff Walk,  is that of an image I often encountered as I walked along cliff tops on an island called Guernsey in the Channel Islands (mid way between England and France).  Although there are many concrete relics of WW2 from when Hitler invaded the islands, there are many areas of peace where the walker is allowed to enjoy and contemplate along with the local birds.


Monday, 15 June 2009

Top Artists’ Directory

Wow!  Look what I found this morning when I switched on my computer!

‘Featured Artist of the Week’  Pat O’Neill

Also Kim has chosen one of my personal favourites, ‘Cascades of Water’


If you want to read about some extraordinary artists do visit the Top Artists’ Directory -  it makes for fascinating reading!

Interested in seeing more encaustics?  I have paintings in a wide variety of subject matter.  Although, my favourite is water in all its forms.  Paintings to suit all budgets are also available in my two main shops on Etsy and Artfire.


Friday, 12 June 2009

Yart Sale

Last year was the first Yart Sale. What is a Yart Sale I hear you ask.  Yard + Art + Sale = Yart Sale!

The first one took place on Etsy.com last year and was totally unofficial but so many joined in, including me.  I took my time changing all my listing descriptions and prices to reflect the sale as well as a special shop announcement.  I can honestly say that it made no difference.  So, imageI ‘unchanged’ all the descriptions and prices as well as returning to my normal shop announcement.

Now Etsy have decided to make the Yart Sale official this year.  Many are joining in and I really wish all a very imagesuccessful sale.

For me?  No, not this year.   I feel my prices are just about as low as I can afford to offer and making them less in the sale would not be of any benefit.

Therefore, you will still find original art to suit all budgets in my shop, all at a very reasonable price!

Do stop by!!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Wild Blue Iris

At last the muse returned from her holidays!

In celebration she allowed me to open my eyes for we are really spoilt at this time of year when we look around us at the prolific display of colour in the form of nature's displays.
I tried to capture the delicate feel and look of the wild blue Iris flower using my encaustic waxes and have now listed it in my Etsy shop.

For starters I decided to create an ACEO (this format can be done in any medium with only one rule – that it must measure 2.5” x 3.5”)


See what you think?


Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Thank you!

A huge ‘thank you’ to all of you who have been coming by to read my blog.  Hopefully, you will have found something of interest amongst my varied posts.

Most of all ‘thank you’ for consistently dropping an Entrecard and for this I am very grateful.

Here are my top droppers for May 2009!

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Thank YOU!

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