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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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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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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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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Painters Online TALP Open 2020

Posted by Tina on July 09, 2020  /   no comment

It is now official that I received a “highly commended” award for my little water colour painting entitled “Three New Blades”, and I think it is eligible for the Peoples’ Choice Awards. The big downside is that wannabe voters have to login or register to make a vote, and I would not ask folk to […]

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1514 More Progress on the Barn Owls

Posted by Tina on July 07, 2020  /   no comment

I am thoroughly enjoying painting my barn owls portrait. It is going well and I hope to complete it soon. Here are the latest progress pictures. And here are links to previous updates about the painting:Update 2Update 1

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