Saturday, 28 December 2013

Jan Painting and Drawing Lessons

The lull between Xmas and New Year, a time to prepare for the coming months

I have my posters all ready to hand out for the next session  of painting and drawing classes. We will now meet in Greyfriars House, giving us more space!
Anyone interested in coming along, just email or give me a call!

Monday, 16 December 2013

January 2014 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

I am planning to take part in another 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge this January! I AM mad but honestly it is very rewarding! One thing I don't want to repeat this January, is not knowing from day to day what my subjects will be! The early morning panic - what shall I paint - help.......ahhh..... lunchtime - what shall I paint - help.......I have to start painting!!!!! That's the pressure point!
So, instead of inwardly shouting "help" at that point, I'd love your help - NOW!! PLEASE!!!! Send me suggestions that I could do a series of, maybe 3 or 4 variations or different colour variations of the same subject, anything that comes into your head.... obviously your suggestions need to include items I can get my hands on!
I have been suffering alot of shoulder and upper back pain over the last few months - which began in earnest whilst I was hard at work painting for the Whitehouse Gallery Xmas Exhibition. I presumed that my osteoporosis was worsening - I am delighted to say it has not, in fact, my bone density has improved! So much so, I am now just borderline!!!! So the pain is purely muscular and needs physio and pilates, no medication!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Male Model Two Life Drawing

This male model could only model for us for one evening, as he had hurt his foot. I don't think he was exactly delighted to see the sarong, coolie hat and parasol our artist brought along but he looked great! 

I hope he can come back to model for us in the new year!

Monday, 2 December 2013

New Session Painting and Drawing Classes

My drawing and painting classes recommence on January 31st to April 4th 2014. Fridays 10-1pm, being held at Greyfriars House, Kirkcudbright. A ten week block costing £100
Email for registration -
I am now working on Xmas commissions - hope I get finished in time!!