Recently I have been working on some new oil paintings in preparation for forthcoming events in November. These paintings are a series of small square box canvas paintings based on the Cambridgeshire fields near where I live and walk the dogs – my two border terriers – Rosie and Pip.
I have continued to develop themes from high Summer, with fields full of wild poppies and oxide daisies along the beetle banks, to more Autumnal shades as the wildlife and landscape adapts with the seasonal change. I love to paint in oils, using a palette knife to freely apply the paint in layers, scratching and scribing through the paint surface to create texture and movement.
The paintings are almost complete, so then I can get them properly photographed and uploaded to my website. I will also be adding new ink & watercolour paintings to the Sue’s Originals collection.
These new paintings will be on show at the NSPCC Festive Autumn Fair, at Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridge, on Wednesday 21st November. Hope you can come and support this lovely event raising funds for this important charity.
Over the last few weeks I have been working on my latest painting commission which I have now almost finished.
One of my clients had previously bought two box canvases from my Poppies series of oil paintings, and decided they would like to commission me to do a further two canvases to make a series of four paintings to work together. It is always lovely to be asked to work on commissioned projects – there is an exciting edge to it, working with the client and sharing ideas to create something just for them. I can also find that working with a client’s ideas also helps to create new inspiration for my own projects. Having discussed the proposed ideas and made some preparation sketches, I have been working on the two canvases to create the new paintings. Here are some images of the two paintings so far.
I am really pleased with how these new paintings are developing – let’s hope my client thinks so too! I love to make one-off artworks as each project can be so different as well as a challenge, but it’s all worth it when my customers are pleased with what I have produced for them. A very satisfying feeling!