Sarah and I will both be showing our art work in our studio at Townfoot at the Network Artists Open Studios event in June and July this year. The studio can be visited from 10am – 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in the last two weekend in June, and the first weekend in July. We are also offering a workshop course each – full details on our websites.

I’m busy painting at the moment. I still have a little more to finish on the last primula square canvas from the Spring set of paintings.

I’ve also been doing some plant based screen prints which I plan to overlap in layers and work into with threads.

On the same theme of Spring Plants, I’ve begun another acrylic painting on canvas, again divided into sections, but on one canvas this time.

The section on the left is based on primulas again, mainly for their larger leaf shapes, and also the opportunity to use purples and lilacs. The narrow middle piece is grasses and buttercups and the right hand foliage is based on enlarged fern leaves.

I’m still using the same methods I developed in the Elsdon ¬†community painting. I like the slightly abstract approach to the shapes of the plants, and the pattern quality it seems to emphasise.

I like the way some of the angles of the stems are echoed in the different sections, but I think I want to make the overall tone of the centre piece paler so that it comes forward more.