Moving was interesting. I knew we were in for fun when they packed the shoes I had been slipping in and out of all day, without asking; and my knitting, the garment, not the spare wool or bag, was packed with some cushions that haven't turned up yet. Most of it was OK apart from that, but on the Monday when they returned with the rest of the stuff, they wedged their lorry between the front of the house and the fence, and had to get a recovery vehicle to pull them sideways. Red faces all round!
She decided to do a spring flower picture and took some photos of the daffs and primroses in the garden but it wasn't a sunny day and the photos were disappointing. So this is based on a picture she liked on line, cropped and done in pastels. She found the hyacinth very tricky but really enjoyed the colours.
Frances took her previous work inspired by Sally L's icy puddle of a few weeks ago, and mounted a linocut of an owl printed on tracing paper onto it; the first in a series? She showed us another on Zoom.
The second picture is an oil done in fit of frustration after unpicking knitting about three times!!!
1. My final attempt at a self portrait, in watercolour using a photo taken In 2019. Not enough jowls and wrinkles, but strangely they didn’t show in the photo.
2. An experiment with using a candle as a wax resist, Quink ink and watercolour on mixed media paper. I shall have another go, planning a composition rather random marks- it’s difficult to see white candle marks on white paper.
3. My interpretation of Jane’s wonderful photo of her mineral collection. I decided not to be realistic but go slightly abstract. A hotchpotch of acrylic inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and metallic acrylic paint. I enjoyed doing this, thinking about a previous life as I painted.
And finally, a photo of an unusual cloud formation over my house at lunch time. It’s called mammatus, because it’s supposed to look like mammaries hanging down! It indicates really violent weather which seems right for today.