Sunday, 27 April 2014

Fun Weekend

It's been a fun weekend and a busy one too! Saturday saw me baking cakes in the morning for our Sunday Popup Cafe.
The afternoon was spent in the studio, just having fun, experimenting with indigo ink, a watercolour brush, a marker pen and plain old cartridge paper

Whilst listening to a couple of podcasts and using photos from one of my walks last week. The dead tree was drawn first, all in black ink, just playing and swirling the brush. I then used a light pastel for the highlights. Barrhill Wood was done with the marker pen and indigo ink applied with a brush.

This morning I helped out at our popup cafe in aid of Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail. The monthly farmers' market was being held upstairs and we were supplying the much needed refreshments! We were kept very busy, it was great fun. One of our customers came in with some lovely tulips in her bag, which she had aquired for £1!! After showing interest she kindly went back upstairs to buy me some - when the stallholder knew I would be painting them, she gave them free of charge! How kind!
I finished my shift at 1.30pm so headed home for lunch and to tackle the ironing mountain that had sprouted in the back bedroom. Then I could go to the studio with a clear conscience!! I painted this little 6" square in a couple of hours. Tomorrow I hope to produce something a little bit larger before the tulips go over!

I'll finish the day off watching one of my favourite TV police detectives "Vera." Aaghhhh, the sigh of satisfaction

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