Monday, August 17, 2009

Going, going, gone!!

Apparition has found a home.
He certainly made an impact on people
and has now found someone to watch over

"Apparition going..."



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Go! Wildlife! Go!

In the jungle the mighty jungle.....
Though it's no longer a "fashionable" genre I still
resolutely refuse to stop painting my wildlife pictures.
If seascapes are my bread and butter then
wildlife is the icing on my cake. I do think there is a
slight resurgence and I've just sold a piece at the
National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
I've also sold a few wildlife images recently through my
local,and very supportive, gallery Hepplestone Fine Art.
This piece, entitled "Apparition" is currently available from them.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Painting Live

This was me in full flow at a VIP evening held
at Westover Gallery. I really enjoyed this event,
met some great people who showed a
genuine interest in what I was doing.
It's great to get out and show people how it's done.
Well not too much, don't want to give all my secrets away

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


My name is Wendy and it's been 12 days since my last post!!
I now accept that I have a problem.
So bear with me and I will put some orangutan photos up,
I just need to find a bit of spare time.
Does anyone have any or know where I can find some?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Just a Taster

Back in the freezing cold UK!!

It's about 20 degrees colder and I'm still running on Borneo time.

It was a truly amazing experience and we are already planning to go back and do the Sabah end of the island. I've tried to upload a video clip but it doesn't want to play ball so I'll just use a photo for now to give you a taste of jungle life.

I got a huge amount of reference so I'm really looking froward to starting on some new work!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


This is going to be AMAZING
Just one of the things planned on this trip,
a canopy walkway over the rainforest.

The itinerary is pretty full on so I won't bore you with
all the details, but of course there will be...
a trip to see the ginger monkeys:-)

Watch this space for real pics when I get back.
See ya!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

And Finally!!

The finished ellies!!
Do you know, I had never called them "ellies"
before I went to Botswana, but that was what
everyone called them, so I sort of picked it up!!
Still waiting for inspiration on the title.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nearly There!!

Slowly it emerges.
One more ellie to go and then
comes the hard part.
The Title!!
Any ideas??
Not "Sundowners", please!
Been done!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Got holidayitis!!

Need super gluing to my board!!
The only good thing is that I'm working on a wildlife piece,
I don't do as many as I would like.
Come on you wildlife lovers start buying wildlife pictures again!!
Just think every picture you buy is helping to preserve
an endangered species!!
Ellies in progress.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Still so much to do, argh!!

Countdown to Borneo -15
It seems to be coming round incredibly quickly.
I thought I had everything organised but stuff happens.
This latest piece is a commission request so I'm
working really hard to get this finished.
Still have some gallery deliveries to do as well.
The good news is that the picture I put in to
the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year sold,
so at least I don't have to go down to London
to collect that. Phew!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Finally Got There!!

It was a looong day!!
We left at 6 in the morning and got to
the gallery mid morning. We were just going
to the hotel when we got a call to go back and
do a video interview. So there we were
no shower, hair do or make up!!
Hmm I'll leave you to decide
who looks the worst.

We thought we could get all this in a Ford Focus!!

You have to be joking!!

Fellow artist Toni Hargreaves and myself
did a painting live evening
at The Balnave Gallery in Newbury.
Slight panic ensued when we picked up the last of
the work from the framers, no way was it all going to
fit in the car!!Frantic phone calls managed
to find a van to hire and, frankly it was still
a bit of a squeeze. You can just see
Toni peeping through from the front.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Something different this way comes..

Well it does if it works out OK
I'm working on something really different for me
so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all turns out right.
Last time I tried something new it ended in the bin!!
Oh well!! The joys of being an artist!!
Onward and upward, nothing ventured nothing gained.
OK enough cliches....

Friday, April 24, 2009

I've been converted!!

No I haven't got religion!!
I've been painting with acrylics!! Yes me!!
I've always said I'd never use them but I saw
an article in "Paint" magazine and fancied having ago.
And Yes!! I am now a convert!!
You can't see from this image but I've used modelling paste
to create texture on the rocks.
If you go to my website,
On The Easel page gives a blow by blow account!!
I'm already painting another, not least because I have
loads of this sort of reference from my years in Devon.
Onward and upward!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It may take a while!

But I got there in the end...
This was the piece I started on 14th March at the demo with Toni.
I've only managed to get back to it this week as I've been working
on commissions and other stuff.
Some of it really tedious like doing my books for the year end, yawn!!
So I was really glad to get back to the easel, though it took a bit of
time getting back in to this piece as it had been such a loooong break.
Still tis done!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

This Techno Stuff is a Doddle!!

Well that's what I think now I've got the hang of it!!
I've now managed to upload all my available artwork to a web album.
It also shows a map with their locations.
But I can't really take the credit cos it's all down to those clever
people at Google who make all these things available.
And actually quite easy to use.
Must get back to the easel tomorrow though!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Finally Did It!!

What? You may ask!
Managed to upload a slideshow to my blog. Yay!!
It's only taken me a couple of months to work it out.
They need changing as they are a bit out of date now.
Oh b*****, another job to do!!

Panic setting in now!!

Where has this week gone?
It's been a week full of paperwork and computers, horrible!!
Can't wait to get back to my easel next week.
I know we all have to do the dreaded bookwork,
well not if you can afford to pay someone else I suppose,
but it just takes so long and it gives me a headache!!
And the worst part is it's so the taxman can help himself to
my money, my hard earned money.
OK done ranting now!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Well!! What happened there then??!!

Who pinched my photos then?
Just noticed that loads of the pictures I'd
put on my blog had gone.
No idea why, I never touched them.
Must be one of those things that makes
me love computers sooo much!


Toni Hargreaves & myself at a recent art demo organised by
Hepplestone Fine Art.
We weren't quite sure what to expect, but it was a really
great afternoon. Lots of people turned out,
which made for a wonderful atmosphere.
Thanks all round!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Whoop de whoo!! Yes folks I'm cock-a-hoop!!
'Cos Catch of the Day has been shortlisted
for the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year.
So it will be going down to the Mall Galleries
in June to be part of the WAY exhibition.
It's all about raising money for endangered species,
something which I'm very passionate about.
"Catch of the Day"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I must do better, I will do better!

I know!! I've been really bad at keeping my blog up to date.
No excuses, other than the usual, been busy.
But I will update with some more pictures soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I've just finished this piece, it's a scene from my Devon days.
Peace and tranquillity where are you now?
Long morning walks along the creeks with the dogs,
seems but a distant memory.
Mind you it was a long way to go for a pint of milk!!
And don't get me started on the Grocles!

"Misted Dawn"

Thursday, February 26, 2009


No not me, although it's been a long week!
I've finished the commission I've been working on,
or at least I think I have, will check it tomorrow
in the cold light of day.The worst part will be
showing it to my clients,always hate that bit,
probably why I don't do commissions very often.
If it gets signed off I'll put a photo of a part of it
up, want my customers to be the first to see the
whole picture.It's a large canvas so will need a bit of
drying time before I can take it to show them.
Off for a very large glass of wine to celebrate!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Blood Donor

For those of you of a certain age,
I'm off shortly to give very nearly an armful of blood.
You had to see it!!
Definitely an up day today will post picture tomorrow.
Thank crunchie it's Friday!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A More Positive Day:-)

Am feeling a lot better about work today.
I'm setting myself a time limit on the piece
I'm working on so we'll see how it goes.
Had a restless night so have two Sainsburys,
or enter the supermarket of you choice,
bags under my eyes. Who'd be an artist?