Monday, 28 August 2017

Where to see the Corby and Migration Paintings

by Amanda

So far I have completed eight paintings of birds that can be seen in our local woods. These eight paintings will be displayed in my upcoming exhibition, "Animals, Colour & Light", to be held at the Alfred East Gallery in Kettering, Northamptonshire.



The exhibition dates are:
2nd - 30th September

at
Alfred East Art Gallery
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN
(www.kettering.gov.uk/museums, tel 01536 534274)

Entry is free and the gallery opening hours are
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-4.45pm.


There will be a Preview evening at the Gallery on Friday 1st September 6pm-8pm. All are welcome.

I hope you can make it to see the show!


Over the next few weeks I will be completing two more bird paintings to make a total of 10, all of which will be displayed in an end-of-project show in November, in support of the launch of the Tree Charter and funded by Arts Council England. Myself and artist Warren Shaw (www.warrenshaw.net) will be collaborating to develop the project, including holding a workshop in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the blog for further updates!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Completed paintings: Nightingale and Greenfinches

by Amanda

 I've been very busy getting ready for my exhibition but I now have a little bit of time to update!

The Nightingales are leaving our woods now, and are on their way south for the winter. Going back a few months, I began my Nightingale painting with some quite sweeping strokes. My painting style is usually fairly tight, and I can't say what exactly prompted me to take a different approach with the swirl-like brushstrokes in the foliage. Maybe I had in mind the energy of the song I had heard on that drizzly May evening.

As you walk by the painting, the light catches the swirled strokes in quite a dimensional way. (Tough to capture in a photo!)


I quite recently finished both this painting, and the Greenfinches that I began back in March:



Here they are in their frames. The gold coloured one was purchased without a picture in mind, but once I had begun the Nightingale painting I knew it would be a perfect match!


Focus on the Fieldfare Painting

by Amanda   A closer look at one of my paintings for the project; "Fieldfare on Alder". Fieldfare from the window. (See ...