Tuesday, July 31, 2012

On the bench

Thought I'd post a quick photo of work currently on the bench. It's a 'sundial' window for a spectacular treehouse in Portland, Or. The window also contains a compass and the sun and moon, and I'll post a bit more about it when it's finished!

In this picture you can just about see half the window is leaded and the other half is still just the glass bits.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The tiger who came back to tea

'The Tiger who came to tea' is a great kids book about a little girl called Sophie who gets a visit from a tiger. It's by Judith Kerr and was first published in 1968. It's a favorite in our house, so I decided to create a painting based on the idea.

In the book - the tiger never comes back again, but in my painting 'The tiger came back to tea', Tiger surprises the little girl in the painting by popping round for tea again. The table is covered with all sorts of yummy things, and Tiger promises to share nicely, as last time, he ate everything!

This is a collage and acrylic on canvas board 16" x 20", and the original has made it's way to the UK as a present for my three year old niece Fritha (who also loves the story)

I am selling giclee prints of the painting though, over at my new Etsy store - The Magic Bag.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Etsy Treasury

Brief post today - still busy busy behind the scenes, but today my painting 'The owl and the pussy cat' was included in an Etsy treasury. Kind of a 'little' big deal for me as it's my first one!