Its been a busy time since Saturday and still four days of Open Studios to go! Selling lots of handmade cards, prints and wooden postcards. Today the first of the original Gwithian Rocks is off to a new home. Here it is… and the photograph I took down on the coast at Gwithian which gave me the inspiration…
Here are some of the stages that the 4ft Oak beam has gone through since I brought it home. I’ve loved every minute of working on this big chunk of wood. There were so many different ways it could go and I could have quite happily spent many more days sanding and scratching and painting and then sanding and scratching and painting again. Its been a real thrill to work on something three dimensional. I must finish the tiny wooden block you can see at the side (also found at Shiver Me Timbers!). It’s like a little patient animal sat waiting for a cuddle. Here’s the beam finished… I’m looking forward to Open Studios starting this Saturday! I’ve been preparing the texture on an 8ft x 4ft sheet of aluminium. I’ll post pictures once I start painting it!
I’ve started to experiment with 3 dimensional things! I found this 4ft oak beam at ‘Shiver Me Timbers’ apparently it was once part of a mast on a Cornish lugger! Also next to it – a tiny wooden block which was crying out for some love. I’ve only put the texture on so far but I’ll be back with pictures once the paint goes on 🙂
Here’s one of my Gwithian Rock paintings being hung in the Penwith Gallery ready for the Spring Show! The gallery has been undergoing refurbishment and I’m excited to see it in all it’s glory tomorrow night for the opening. There’ll be lots of amazing work on display from the gallery members and associates. The show runs until Tuesday 19th April. Click on the painting to go to the gallery website.
Each time I walk the dog through the woods I can’t help but see if the river has a surprise for me. I’ve collected so many pretty bits of broken pottery in the last year and each time I put the pocketful of pieces on my bench or on a rock and take a photo and here they are. The brown deer and the blue and white man holding a gun are my favourites, it was a real thrill to find them! I’ll keep collecting and add more photos as and when. I might make a mosaic once I have a bucketful.