May 15, 2019 Kate 1Comment

Everything is being delivered to Chantry House Gallery in Ripley tomorrow, ready for the exhibition opening at 10am on Saturday.

This is the last thing I finished: It was on my ‘would love to’ list, rather than my ‘must do’ list, so I saved it til last. I love doing these old printer’s trays. This one came from the US – it’s an American tray lay out. The spaces were large enough to think about a whole, small picture and the theme was trees. I do love to paint trees…

I start off with large sheets of stretched watercolour paper which I treat with lots of inks and paints. Lots of happy accidents. Then I cut choice pieces to fit the spaces. Most of the time something will emerge from the painted papers and I’ll work on what’s been suggested by a happy accident. In this way, they are much freer than other paintings. I don’t have a clear idea how anything will look when I’ve finished.

I would like one wall for all my sea pictures! I’ve tried to catch that first, deep breath you take standing on a Northumbrian Beach. I want the wall to be a big breath of fresh air.

I tried to get the breath of sea air in this new, big piece of Whitby too…

and, one more… This is Flamborough Head Cove:

Please come along and say hello on Saturday if you can!

Chantry House Gallery will be open from 10am – 5pm. And I think there will be tea and cake…

The full list of paintings and prints is now on their website.


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