Painter's diary

Field bindweed on birchPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 16 Dec, 2018 10:44

A painting from late summer.

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November Craft FairPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 31 Oct, 2018 21:00

Blog imageOn Sunday 11th November I will be attending Flittons Garden Centre Craft Fair from 11-4pm. These are some of the original painting cards I will be selling along with printed cards from my paintings and small original framed and unframed paintings.

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Autumn Oak LeafPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 27 Aug, 2018 20:45

I picked up this oak leaf while walking in the gardens at West Dean in July. When held up to the light it had amazing colours despite just looking brown and this is what I have painted. Blog image


Posted by Debbie Craddock 20 Aug, 2018 19:59

This is a painting of Clematis Lady Northcliffe which I purchased in the spring. It flowered early in the year and is now flowering again.

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West DeanPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 29 Jul, 2018 21:22

Last week I attended weekend Colour Workshop at West Dean near Chichester with Mariella Baldwin. I chose a yellow flower to paint as yellow is a colour that is difficult to paint with and obtain the correct shadow colours. The course was excellent and I learnt a lot about working with colour e.g. mixing greys, colours for glazes, the way colours can be used for different effects.
The gardens were beautiful to walk in early mornings and evenings when we weren't painting.
I painted the Rudbeckia below.

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Below is a picture from the stunning gardens.

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Silver BirchPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 15 Jul, 2018 21:15

Silver Birch with Ivy and Herb Robert in watercolour with a more detailed close up below

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Spring BulbsPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 17 Jun, 2018 19:05

Recently I have been working on this painting of spring bulbs. They are from left to right daffodil, hyacinth and tulip. This is my first attempt at painting bulbs and the hyacinth in particular was very interesting to paint.

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May Craft FairPaintings

Posted by Debbie Craddock 13 May, 2018 18:52

A couple of pictures showing my stall at the May craft fair at Flittons Garden Centre in Wallington today. I sold some cards, including some of those pictured in the previous post and the painting of pansies pictured below.