Painter's diary

Winter into SpringPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 23 Apr, 2018 21:04

I picked up this small twig with some lichen to paint and then added some snowdrops and violets and a few fading grasses to make a more interesting composition and show the transition from winter into spring.Blog image



CrocusPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 01 Apr, 2018 20:08

After all the snow and ice at last some spring flowers to paint!

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Larch in Pen and InkPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 18 Mar, 2018 19:44

Another study in pen and ink, this time of larch reworked from a similar study previously.Blog image

Craft FairPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 18 Mar, 2018 17:13

This is my stall at Flitton's Craft Fair today in Wallington. It was a very friendly place with lots of regular stall holders who were very welcoming. I didn't expect the weather to be freezing with snow on the ground in March but we had some customers and I sold some cards. I am hoping to attend again in May when hopefully the weather will be better.

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Pen and ink 2Paintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 20 Jan, 2018 12:05

This teasel was found while walking on Pulborough Brooks in April last year. I liked it because the teasel head is at an interesting angle which gives the plant character.
The main challenge we transporting such a prickly specimen home!
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Pen and InkPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 19 Jan, 2018 19:16

Now winter is here and there is no colour around I have returned some to pen and ink drawing as the subjects around at this time of year are suited to this medium. Here is a recent drawing of a Douglas fir cone I have completed. I drew it magnified to 1.75 it normal size so it makes more of an impact.Blog image



CardsPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 27 Dec, 2017 19:32

Today I was making these cards for a craft stall I am doing in March. They are a series of original pansy paintings I did last winter. Most of the cards I sell are prints of paintings but these are the original watercolours.

The teasel is currently being used for a pen and ink study.

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Oak StudyPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 12 Dec, 2017 19:46

A small study of oak before all the leaves lose their Autumn colours. Again on cold pressed, this photograph shows the texture of the paper. The Silver Maple below has had the shadow on the background erased which means that the texture of the paper does not show in the photograph.Blog image