Thursday, 13 April 2017

new paintings, plans and photos

Seems a while since I've blogged but had a busy month including a lovely and inspiring family holiday to Robin Hood's Bay but managed to paint several new ones

Also finally sorted new studio out.  I'd collected all sorts of stuff over the 11 years of having retail premises but can finally see the floor and am now getting so much more done.  I do miss catching up with customers but my old premises at Holloway will be opening as a Cafe this Summer so be good to meet up there for coffee and catch up

I enjoyed the recent sunny spell and managed to paint outside which was fab.

Bruno loves the new studio and lives the life of riley!

Thought I'd share some new paintings which are not even on the website yet (another job on my "to do" list) and will be also be available as a giclee limited edition fine art print

Low Tide at Robin Hood's Bay - POA
Oil on box canvas in 50 cm x 40 cm 
in professionally handmade white wood tray frame

Moonlight over Whitby Bay - POA
Oil on box canvas in 50 cm x 40 cm 
in professionally handmade white wood tray frame

Moonlight Mist over Crich Stand - POA
Oil with texture on watercolour paper 
in professionally handmade black wood frame 73 x 37 cm

I've also been working on House Portraits and love doing these

 I work to the customers size and budget
in oil or watercolour, on canvas or paper so if I can help please ask

Over the years I have painted a variety of property types in watercolours and oils from cute tiny terraces, barn conversions to the grand old residence in it's own grounds.

this was for a special lady's 70th birthday from her family

I've also now got a new website purely for my illustration work

I'm still working to commission (can't show you latest as surprises)

Also busy time of year for Purple and Grey (I'm Purple)
and meeting lots of new artists at our Derbyshire Art Group
- we meet regularly at Tansley Village Hall, at other galleries and venues 
and have two"on the road in Stan" en plein air trips 
and many demos and workshops coming up too

I'm also getting ready for this event as part of Derbyshire Open Arts 
as I have been invited to join MEDLEY group of artists and makers

think I've bombarded you with enough blurb so I'll sign off
and wish you a Happy Easter and Bank Holiday weekend

Love Karina x
and Bruno 🐶