New Listings

New listings now being added daily. Original ‘Ancient Tree’ etchings are now available in two colour options, six currently available at £20 each. ‘The Path’ and ‘Summer Field’ are original paintings on canvas supports, painted edges and ready to hang at £90 each. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WildThymeStudio

Simplifying

Following on from the last post, this is an example of moving on and then possibly moving too far on. I’m reminded to bring myself back to the awareness of that one fleeting moment… Firstly, in image one, the sky feels expansive, endless possibilities…Secondly, image two (and my favourite) demonstrates the delicacy and brightness of…

Realisation: Autumn Woodland

The local woodlands are still abundant with rich, striking colours. I love to immerse myself, witnessing nature as the sun rises and sets…sometimes I even sketch. It’s never a case of just what I see, it’s an impression, a feeling. Those feelings however can be so expansive and positively overwhelming that I find my work,…

New Work

by Susan Whatling New work from my garden studio this morning, freshly cut soft linoblock and hand pulled prints. For the original drawing, I used chalk on large black paper, to capture the highlights I saw on the life drawing model. Next, I photographed the drawn image, printed off a photo and traced it. The…

Going with the flow

Drawing, painting…creating, let the idea build or just do it. Be realistic about how long something may take, set a reasonable amount of time for your goal and just begin. Every brush stroke or pencil mark is a step forward.

Express Yourself

Last post I was talking about the things you’re passionate about.  Here’s hoping your ‘cup runneth over’. For me the passion is all about colour, texture and printmaking. I love the thick, buttery consistency of acrylic paints, the surprise of the first print when the paper is lifted and combining art processes. I also love…