That title is me nonchalantly pretending like I didn’t just disappear off the face of the digital-earth for 5 months. Not coincidentally, the last time I blogged was in July which was also the month we moved into our first home! Yes, I have been a tad preoccupied. I’ve also really missed the ritual of documenting my life and art for the blog. I feel the loss of not having documented the first 5 months of life in our new home. It’s a very seasonal garden and it’s a shame I haven’t photographed our first winter and spring here. Ah well, one can only lament what cannot be undone so much.
2015 Owl Lovers Calendar is Now Available!
This handsome rogue is my contribution to the 2015 Owl Lovers Calendar which you can download for free over at My Owl Barn. The original concept for this piece was for the owl to be in the form of a playing card with another owl in mirror-image below this one, gripping each other’s talons. I quickly realised however that the aspect ratio of the calendar made this unfeasible. I still really like the idea though and have squirrelled it away in my heaving Evernote of ideas.
I’ve been having an absolute romp with this commission painting. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of painting balloons. You can commission your own custom painting from the commission section of the Nellie Windmill Etsy shop.
Work in Progress
Next time I draw the tiles no smaller than this brush! This piece was for an exhibition for the End of the Line Festival. The exhibition didn’t have a theme per se but we were briefed to paint the painting we’ve always wanted to paint but never had an excuse. I’ve long had an unnatural obsession with chimneys and roofscapes hold a singular magic for me. I’ve always wanted to paint tiled roofs smothered in chimneys but never have for some reason. I’m not sure if I found all that detail a bit intimidating or worried that it might be a bit boring for normal people who don’t harbour a chimney fixation, or maybe I was just busy painting the other things I’m equally enamoured with?
I have more announcements but I don’t want to info dump after 5 months of radio silence so I think I’ll leave those exciting morsels until next time!