It’s been a long time since one of us managed to host an art challenge and I’m so thrilled that we’re back.
Thank you so much Woolfie girl!
Nadine suggested room, with a view, so I looked outside my studio here in West Cottage and guess what? My studio looks out onto our back garden, the fence, garden gate, and the meadow beyond!
I’ve loved this meadow for years and years now and, even though the land has been sold and will most likely be developed, (with all sorts of conditions to provide for the wildlife which has been calling it home, so not to worry), I’m so happy I’ve had use of it this long.
The meadow and our hedges and verges provide me with so much lovely material for inspiration that I don’t need to look any further.
Here is a little bouquet of teasel seed heads, hops, rose hips, crab apples and ivy, all from our hedges and verges and the meadow. Took me all of 10 minutes to assemble. Isn’t it beautiful?
And here is a little twist of wild hops hanging from a stray nail in the wall of the cottage.
So with all this luscious late summer beauty just outside my room, I decided on a little painting.
Now, I don’t have a lot of time just now, so I just grabbed the cardboard end of a used up sketch pad and painted a quick abstract background in acrylics and inks.
And then I grabbed a handful of wildflowers…Queen Ann’s lace and hops…
…and painted them in inks and acrylics and chalks right on that abstract background.
That’s all the time I had this week, but I’m happy I got some art time in and so grateful for the art challenge inspiration.
Thank you so much Nadine.
When you have a chance, pop by Nadine’s for a peek at everyone else’s rooms with views.
And consider joining us. Any art form will do. You can photograph, paint, sketch, sculpt, carve, print … bake a cake … anything you like. Always check Ariane’s for upcoming art challenges.
I like my wreath. Wonder if it will dry nicely?