Friday, June 3, 2011

Garden painting

From Feb to April this year I worked my way through The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. I did it half-heartedly, not expecting to dig up any demons from the past (to explain my laziness, lack of time, lack of drive) - but also hoping for some flashes of insight into what I might do with my life.

One of the things that did come up - was that I want to do some BIG paintings, it's a really long time since I've worked on anything bigger than 12 x 12 inch in paint or lino. (since before I had kids so at least 13 years). By co-incidence Sue from one of the blogs I love to read Mouse notebook has also been dipping into the artists way and had big paintings on her list too!

A month or so ago I started on a canvas 20x20 inch - huge for me! Here are some in progress shots.

And here it is now, I think finished.

My work tends to be about whatever is going on in my life, so of course it's about gardening.


  1. Kate, Your painting is absolutely divine! I have never met you, seen you but this does have a reflection of your personality.. which I have come to know though your blog!

  2. Thanks for your lovely comment, the painting is a sprinkle of reality mixed with the dream life/garden!

  3. Just wonderfully vibrant, the painting is lovely thankyou for sharing this.