Slight Progress on “I Bow to my Queen” and Tawny is ready to fly

Posted by Tina on December 02, 2020  /   no comment

Not had much time for personal painting (Turtle Doves) because there is an unusually high amount of river friend stuff to sort out. Thank you to all those lovely people and organisations who are furnishing me with plenty of news about rivers and rare plants—it is all very much appreciated. Here is the latest on […]

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New Painting started: Artist Code 2017 “I Bow to my Queen”

Posted by Tina on November 29, 2020  /   no comment

I was fortunate enough to be commissioned to portray the beautiful turtle dove for a “birders” 80th birthday—being his favourite bird. The commissioner contacted me on a Monday when the birthday was the next Saturday. In that short time, all I could produce was a graphite drawing, see bottom of this post. I was much […]

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Nettie’s Nature Puzzles coming soon

Posted by Tina on October 28, 2020  /   no comment

After a successful run of jigsaw puzzles previously made especially for me by JHG Jigsaw Puzzles Ltd, I am very pleased to announce that a new series of 500 and 1000 piece puzzles will be out in the next few weeks. Why “Nettie’s Nature Puzzles”? I just wanted something different and catchy and my “proper” […]

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Another Online Exibition: Iceni Botanical Artists

Posted by Tina on October 03, 2020  /   no comment

We should have been exhibiting (with workshops) at Ely Cathedral, but of course everything is on hold. Please visit and check out the beautiful artwork by the IBA Artists. Direct link to ONLINE EXHIBITIONDirect link to ICENI BOTANICAL ARTISTS WEBSITEDirect link to IBA ON FACEBOOK

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2012 The Almighty Reed and Reedlings UPDATE

Posted by Tina on August 03, 2020  /   no comment

This little painting for Book 5 in the River Friend Series (REED: ON THE EDGE) is going along quite nicely. Lots of fiddly bits, which you come to expect with my work, but great fun. It is just so annoying that I take so long to paint something! Here is the latest progress picture:

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2012 The Almighty Reed and Reedlings

Posted by Tina on July 25, 2020  /   no comment

Just started the illustrations for the next River Friend book: “REED: ON THE EDGE”, number five in the series. There are lots of nice things to say about reeds, both from a commercial and a leisure point of view. If you think a reed is dull, then this little book will enlighten you and broaden […]

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1604: Tea & Cake & off to a new home

Posted by Tina on July 15, 2020  /   no comment

This little painting, which received a Highly Commended award in the latest Patchings Festival (online) exhibition (The Artist, and Leisure Painter) has now gone to its new home. The buyers visited the studio and we had tea and cakes on the patio (all socially distanced of course!). A lovely farewell to a little water colour […]

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Artist Code 2010: Colour plate for book (or not?) Illumination border

Posted by Tina on June 01, 2020  /   no comment

I have just completed typesetting (I hope for the last time before publishing) the fourth book in the River Friend Series I am co-authoring with Sylvia Haslam. The first page in this book shows the famous poem by William Henry Davies (1871-1940) “Leisure” surrounded by an illuminary border which I composed and outlined with pen […]

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