Saturday, 23 February 2013

Reflected In You for Sale!

My latest painting is now up for sale and can be bought via my website 

"A beautifully painted original canvas in oil of a row of trees at sunset.  The beauty of the iridescent, brightly coloured sky is reflected in the tranquil water as the trees observe the beauty in the mirror that is the water." 
For sizes and price please go to my "landscapes & seascapes" page of my web site and "contact me and commissions" page for contact and delivery details.
View of the painting on the wall and close up details of the artwork.  Please note that all my canvases are delivered ready to hang.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Back to the paints!

After a week off because of half term, i was back oil painting this week!  I was eager to get back to my work in progress and really enjoyed myself!  I have brightened up the background this week and added highlights ready for the dark areas to be put in next week together with some bright splashes of colour to bring it alive!

The figures aren't gelling with their surroundings at the moment, but now the preparation is done, the dark areas can be put in when the paint is dry next week.  This will bring everything together.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Valentines banner

My Valentines banner is up and running on the Tigerprint Carousel in preparation for Thursday and looks fab!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

It's all about Art!!

Today it has all been about art for me!!  I have had such an inspiring, wonderful day at the SAA's event at Event City in Manchester.  I just thought i'd pop in to see what it was all about and ended up spending 7 hours on non stop art madness!  There was of course the usual tempting art supply shop there (which did suck me in!) but there were also some amazing artist's there.  Some giving demonstrations to a watching audience and others ran workshops!  So i was in my element drifting from one workshop to another, each allocating 45 minutes per session.  Here are the results of my arty day!
I am so proud of this pastel drawing!  I learned a lot from Artist "Jeremy Ford" about pastels and am inspired to now do more!  I even bought some of his special pastel paper so i have no excuse now!

Watercolours have always scared me a bit as they can be a bit uncontrollable, but "Matthew Palmers" workshop showed me how to create this lovely painting.  He even commented afterwards how well i'd done! 

I just had to go to to "David Hyde's" workshop to try out water-mixable oils!  I must admit i like them a lot!  They have the fluidity of oil paint but without the hassle of using spirits.  They are across between acrylics and oils to me which is good as i love both media.  I just love the sky and David even commented about it too so i'm really pleased!
This workshop caught my eye as it mixes two things which i tend avoid!  Watercolour and figures!   I think i have done well with this thanks to artist "Marilyn Allis".

Back to my old favourite acrylics, in Haidee-Jo Summers workshop!  This ones a bit of a rough painting as it was all very rushed!

Friday, 8 February 2013


I started a new oil painting this week.  I love this romantic image of two shadowed people together in the rain.  The glow of lights from the street and shop windows light their way.  I've always avoided painting figures in my artwork but i thought i'd give it a go and it's turning out really well!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Reflected in you!

My new painting "Reflected in you" is complete!  I am really happy with my latest creation.   I love the reflections of the trees i managed to get in the water and the blend of colours work beautifully together.  It's my little treasure of the moment!

"Reflected In You" By Christine Heyworth