Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Portrait of Em

Portrait of Em; gift for a friend.

Bev's news

Once again, It has been a while since I updated my blog:
There has been much to do since my last post, mainly at the allotment! Although I only acquired my plot in April my veggies have been quite successful and we are now planning to rest the ground over winter. We have had bumper crops of runner beans and beetroot and have done quite well with parsnips, carrots, tomatoes and raspberries to mention a few! Still growing are pumpkins, squash and sweetcorn. I am now also planning to bake pies and make jam with the apples and blackcurrants I have at my disposal!

On the painting front: 3 paintings: Marilyn, Sophia and Audrey have now all found new permanent homes! I was also privileged to be asked to sketch a portrait for a friend of her 103 year old mum who sadly passed away earlier this year. I was apprehensive as I hadn't attempted a personal portrait in pencil before and wanted to do the picture justice but my friend was thrilled with the result and is now happily displaying the portrait in her home. She has now asked me to paint a portrait of her mum too!

I really hate to rush through the year, especially as time seems to fly by so quickly these days but Christmas looms on the horizon and with that in mind please don't forget to order well in advance if you would like to give the gift of a portrait or painting to a loved one this Christmas. It really is a unique one-off gift which can be treasured and isn't available in any shop!
As a Christmas special offer I will be painting portraits for £17 each or two for £30. Drop me an email for more information (sizes, postage (if necessary) etc).