£40 costs and nothing to show!

Posted by Tina on April 15, 2021  /   no comment

I applied again this year to exhibit at the Institute of East Anglian Artists Annual Open Exhibition, but unfortunately I did not receive a lovely email telling me I had made it 🙁 It cost £10 per picture to enter and, like the Association of Women Artists, who have the same procedure, it feels like […]

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April Flowers in my little wild garden

Posted by Tina on April 07, 2021  /   no comment

Even though the wind is bitterly rasping, some spring flowers in my little wild garden have remained steadfast and continue to give a good show. (Although the Marsh Marigold, or Kingcup, flowers are all lying flat in the water under ice!) I am not sure why Snakeshead Fritillaries continue to grow in my clayey-space but […]

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…Don’t forget the little things!

Posted by Tina on March 14, 2021  /   no comment

Sometimes we wonder why things do not happen when we expect them to. I realised suddenly this morning that I had received no sales of DL Greetings Cards because I had omitted to press a particular button 30 times when setting up my shop page! Very annoying. However, all is now well, so if you […]

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How a little wild garden can change

Posted by Tina on February 14, 2021  /   no comment

It is not a strange title really. My little wild garden has changed enormously since its original inception when we had myriad visiting animals and birds, as well as hubbie’s vegetable patch beyond. There was also a beautiful privet hedge along the bottom, which, along with mature ash trees, was supposed to be protected from […]

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Artist Code 2013: First painting of 2021

Posted by Tina on January 12, 2021  /   no comment

I have been working on a little painting since last September which nearly went into the bin! I purchased some black water colour paper to try (Royal Talens van Gogh black water colour 100% cellulose paper 140lbs). It was on offer and once I started working on it I realised why. For someone like myself, […]

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Artwork for 2020 All shipshape and added to Catalogue

Posted by Tina on December 27, 2020  /   no comment

I have just been updating my latest artwork to the website and my Artwork Catalogue to end 2020 and start afresh with a new website layout and shop in 2021 (hopefully!). The new website will have a much-needed “s” after its http! (Don’t worry about it if you do not understand that phrase—it is all […]

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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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