Well as you know the painting is flowing again – so I wanted to bring you into my creative space to show you what I’m up to right now…
HEALTH WARNING: The colours are BRIGHT and liable to lead to feelings of intense pleasure.
|My new painting table – I realised that one of the things that was blocking me was trying to paint on the floor – after I moved studios I had nothing to paint on – this solved the problem! I much prefer painting flat – never really been into easels.|
|Come in past my dad’s pots and paintings… (colour runs in the family!!)|
|My work bookshelf, paintings, creative altar and there, on the wall, behind the rainbow mama’s head, is the plan for the next BIG book!|
Unfortuantely they didn’t arrive on a work day, so I went up to unpack them, and 40 canvases ( eeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk!!) and some new brushes, with my sweet 3 year old in tow. She LOVES unpacking AND painting. So we cracked out the canvases (I had bought lots of little canvases for the kiddies as I often have painting helpers!
When I saw all the blues I thought to myself, must try them watery to make a beautiful sea-scape, as watered down they are like the most vibrant watercolours you’ve ever seen. Ash obviously read my mind, because that’s what she did, all by herself. She loved the little wooden stretching pins which come with each canvas, and chose to stick them on all over.
I’m hoping to do an exhibition later in the year. And also to have a couple of Open Studio days. The new paintings will also be added to my greetings card range – nearly out of stock again!! I’m also going to be looking into how to provide larger prints of my paintings – so many people have asked at this stage – if you’re an artist can you let me know who you use to make great quality art prints?
It has been so exciting working on commissions this year – one for a book cover, one for a girl’s empowerment workshop and a couple for JUNO magazine. If you’re looking to commission an image, do drop me a line lucy @ thehappywomb. com. Or if you spot an original work, do inquire about prices – most are available for sale!