Sunday, 27 June 2010

Work in progress...

I thought I would show you one or two paintings that I'm working on.
This one is of a local scene, I started it ages ago but because I've been renovating my house and working full time it's been put on the back burner for a very long time! Now I think it should be brought back out to be finished.
All that's needed is to add more detail in the foreground and work on the little house in the background and it'll be done - simple!

These paintings are finished, I created them for my end of year show at college - oh so many years ago it's scary! They're supposed to line up so that the landscape flows from day to night. For the show I had other bits and pieces attached to the paintings to represent my theme of dreams. I can't remember what this dream was meant to be but the paintings are all that survived of the piece. Each panel is a little scratched as they've been propped against the wall of my art room for the past 7 years - I'm not too sure what to do with them, I don't want to throw them away but I haven't got the room for them on any of my walls.

Here's a couple of detailed pic's - sorry for the quality of the photos the real colours are far bolder but for some reason my camera didn't pick it up.

And this one is the one I'm working on at the moment, it's a large canvas at 3ft x 4ft and on quite a heavy stretcher. I was painting it to go above my bed but I'm a little nervous at the thought of this hanging above my head, if it were to fall on me in the night I'd be in intensive care for a while!


  1. I really, really love the landscapes!

  2. The canvases that you did for your end of year show are amazing. I'd give ANYTHING to be ablt to pain like you. So so talented. All I can do it knit and sew. But to paint would be fantastic.

    The nest is incredible as well.

    Hope you have a lovely week.


  3. Thanks PG & Colette for your kind words.

    Colette, I would love to be able to knit, every time my mum tries to teach me I end up with the stiches so tight on the needles I can't move them - Very stressful!


  4. The village picture reminds me of how I've imagined the village Miss Buncle lives in.
    Beautiful work.
    You are very talented.

  5. Shame you were not closer, I'd trade teaching you to knit for painting lessons!!

    Colette xx

  6. Hi Lizzie, I LOVE your work, especially the detail in the foreground of your end of year show, very beautiful :)

  7. Hi, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I could put on a moustache and glasses and leave a few comments on your blog when you have a giveaway if you'ld like, if you do the same for me!!
    Your paintings are truly amazing. I can't wait to show my daughter when she wakes. She did an art foundation course at college 2 years ago and had always intended to follow an art career but changed her mind and is now doing a law degree. If you don't already, you should be illustrating books, you are a very talented lady!

  8. Hi Rosie,
    I'm sitting here with my fake moustache and glasses all ready!

    Thanks a lot for your kind words and I hope your daughter will do well with her law degree. I'm only now in the position to follow my creative side, all my life I've worked in boring (but well paid) factory jobs, at the moment I'm working in a microbiology lab in a factory - real life gets in the way some times!

    Pop by again, I'll come back to you too x