Thursday, July 10, 2008

My favourites!

These are my current favourite pieces of work.....hope you like them! Let me have your comments!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

EXHIBITION 28 JUNE 2008 and Blog update!!

We had a steady stream of visitors and some nice feedback. It seemed to be mainly other artists who wanted to chat and exchange ideas etc which was nice. I don't think it helped however that the wrong address for the venue was printed in the local ad mag!!

I did feel a little embarressed about putting 'myself' (as it were) on show! My artwork is a hobby and is still relatively, in my eyes, unpolished. I am finding I really like sketching and drawing these days so hope to concentrate more on this aspect of my art. I have been approached to draw a portrait so am considering this! Watch out for new drawings soon to be posted and please leave any feedback, it is always nice to hear your comments.

I have a few other hobbies in the pipeline and made a tentative start this week with both, one by accident: horseriding! I met a lovely couple whilst out cycling who run a horse sanctuary who let me sit on their beautiful Suffolk Punch; a rare breed and absolutely huge! It was the first time I had sat on a horse and what a magnificent creature he is! He was led around and I had my first ride! The second thing I want to do is learn to play drums and my son, Kevin, had bought me a 'drum lesson' voucher for Mother's Day which I used yesterday, it was absolutely fantastic and I am hoping to make time to continue with lessons in the Autumn!

On a more serious note I have been thinking long and hard about returning to college soon and really fancy furthering my education/career, so I am busy researching my options at the moment!

Anyway there are lots of things in the pipeline but I still want to concentrate on my art - at least I have plenty of food for thought!!

Watch out for more updates coming soon and please feel free to e.mail me or leave a comment.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Just for a bit of fun whilst my pencils were out-thought I would have a go at sketching a 'body'....hence Mr Muscle!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Lakeside (in graphite)

The first 'Lakeside' was a sketch created using graphite and watercolour pencils, this one is purely sketched using graphite.

Pink Rose

After a successful attempt at sketching in graphite I decided to have a go using watercolour pencils and 'Pink Rose' is the result! A softer image but still quite effective. Which one do you like best....let me have your comments!

Black Rosebud

Recently I have turned my attention to sketching using both graphite and water colour pencils. 'Black Rosebud' is sketched using graphite. I was quite pleased with this first attempt! Let me know what you think by attaching your comments!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Blog update

Hi everyone

Just a few words to update the blog......

My family and I recently had a bracing week away in sunny (yes..I jest!) Filey. Wow, never had snow with my Easter egg before, but there's always a first time!
It sure was freezing in that caravan, we knew it would be but I reckon we just didn't realise how much!

I have recently 'had a bash' at watercolours and am quite pleased with the results. My first painting is entitled 'Tulips' which I will post soon.

I am pleased to say that my enthusiasm for painting seems to be returning at long last. I think I am going to concentrate on watercolours for a while now.

The picture shown on this post was taken from clifftops in Filey on Easter Monday early in the morning after overnight snowfall and I reckon it's a great subject for another painting-it really is beautiful.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Scrolling overview of artwork

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bev's blog update!

Hi all blog viewers!

Well I haven't managed to get brush to canvas for many months now, but I am hoping to get back into the swing of it real soon! My shed is beckoning! I have been attempting to put pencil to canvas instead and it's not as easy as I thought (as the two attempts below will show) but what the heck, it's been fun and that's what life!

I decided after my recent birthday to write (mentally!) a list of goals I would like to achieve before the next milestone birthday; the first is to start horseriding lessons and I am hoping to start real soon, my sister and niece are encouraging me all the is my son, Adam, who bought me some riding boots for Mothers Day to kick start me along the way!! Another unusual and exciting gift I received for Mothers Day was from my son, Kevin; a voucher for my very first drumming lesson! It's something I've always fancied doing, although I am a bit nervous about booking the lesson as I reckon I will get some odd looks when I turn up as I'm not exactly in the first flushes of youth! Still, you gotta keep shocking 'em haven't you! I am really excited about these two impending events! I would also like to write a book and have tentatively started this and registered with an online publisher, it may never happen but I sure will try to make it happen! My mum is a keen childrens story writer so I must get it from her!

Last weekend my husband took me to the Palladium in London to see 'The Sound of Music' which was a birthday surprise and a great day out. I hadn't been to London for several years and really enjoyed the whole train and tube thing and the hustle and bustle of London.

I am both nervous and excited as I have 3 paintings entered into a local exhibition in mid March! I always like to hang around and guage reactions, no matter how much I cringe!! My painting is still in it's very early days but it's good to get totally honest feedback and going along to an exhibition showing your work sure is the best way to achieve that!

Don't forget to contact me with any comments you may have about the blog or the posts on it! It's nice if you are kind but constructive critisism is always helpful!

Roll on summer sunshine!



Another little dabble, this time with watercolour pencils......Lakeside.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunset SII Leicester Mercury Feature!

Well, I was really pleased to see my painting in print in the Leicester Mercury on the 16th of Feb! The picture quality of my painting is not too good as the colours look a little muted, they are much more vibrant on the actual painting, obviously the photograph of the sunset has good clarity. Nevetheless, you can hopefully see the comparison of the skies in both pictures.

They are shown above - side by side

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sunset SII

Since re-posting Sunset II on the blog I have been contacted by the Leicester Mercury who are, I am excited to say, featuring my painting on their 'Mailbox' page (page 14) on February 16th! Although it's just for a bit of fun it is still going to be exciting to see one of my paintings in the local newspaper!! I hope to be able to post the featured item on the blog once it is published.....Can't wait!

I have not picked up my brushes for many months now but am feeling rather inspired to get back to my painting now! I hope to start a new project in the next week or so -
so watch this space!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sunset SII

I have posted this painting as a bit of a revival after seeing a picture in tonights Leicester Mercury which shows a sunset photograph over Coalville, the sky colours are uncannily alike in my can be viewed on page 12 in tonights edition (12 Feb)... if you get the chance to see it let me know what you think!!