Deck the halls….

No limp tinsel and floppy paper chains for us this year – we’re taking it to the max with handmade paper garlands, inspired by ace paper-cutter, Chloe. Everyone’s got a unique take on favourite Christmas motifs. Rachel’s gone for The Holly and the Ivy wreath, Trish has Hark the Herald Angels singing, and Chrissie’s UnderneathContinue reading “Deck the halls….”

What the smartest trees are wearing this year…

Handmade tree decorations are this year’s must-haves and we are setting the trend with jolly ceramic hangings inspired by Sue. First on the virtual Still Life tree is this very festive set by Rachel – including Father Christmas! And then came Beth’s Christmas wonderland scene, complete with penguins and Santa’s elves. Plus a selection ofContinue reading “What the smartest trees are wearing this year…”

A flock of peace doves!

Just a few short weeks to go and we’re starting to feel a bit like Christmas with Chloe’s dove workshop. First to land is Trish’s lovely colourful bird bringing a welcome blast of early seasonal cheer! Just flown in is this very jolly trio of doves from Rachel! Joining the flock is Mavis’s striking blueContinue reading “A flock of peace doves!”

Self portraits – part two!

Following on from our foray into portrait painting – we are extending to the figure, with help from Ruth Bitowski. And this week we were working in pastel crayons – a new medium for our group. Just in is Gemma’s striking Modgliani inspired self portrait. And before that, from Anne are two lovely self-portaits ofContinue reading “Self portraits – part two!”

Japanese-inspired abstract art

Sue introduced us to the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama for this colourful session Just in, top left, is Chrissie’s with a range of colours to make you blink! First to arrive was Rachel’s hypnotic fusion of blues, followed by another blue-hued view from Beth. Next … yours truly. Guess who found a bigContinue reading “Japanese-inspired abstract art”

Portaits of the artist … and others!

Ruth set us what has probably been our most challenging task yet … a self-portrait! Yikes!! First in pencil, and then in paint, the portraits have been inspired by Modigliani whose paintings offer a simplified, and slightly elongated version of the sitter. As usual the rules are there are no rules and not everyone hasContinue reading “Portaits of the artist … and others!”

Collage collection

We were introduced to the work of Welsh artist Edrica Huws, by Chloe Needham, for a collage inspired by the patchworks Huws specialised in. Quick off the mark for this was Trish with an enticing exotic view, followed by Anne’s striking coastal scene, Mavis’s island haven, Rachel’s tropical paradise and Chrissie’s palm beach ! JustContinue reading “Collage collection”