Thursday, May 13, 2010

Transparent Couple

'Transparent Couple' Acrylic on canvas board 30 x 30cm 
For Sale £75 (inc worldwide shipping)

I have not managed to paint all of this week. Family life and other work has prevented me but I 'broke the duck' today and spent some time in the 'garden studio' (with a rug over my knees and the heating on, mind you!). It is a lovely place to paint as I don't get disturbed by the 'house' and can concentrate. Not too easy today though, as there were noisy blackbirds on the roof and a hedgehog scrabbling around under the floor!

I am really enjoying trying to get the effect of glass and the wonderful reflections that it throws. I had to buy some new WHITE acrylic yesterday. The one I had, didn't give me enough opacity and I was getting very frustrated with it. I have gone for GOLDEN Artist Colors (USA brand) which has been very good today and helped with the light sparkles on the glass.

I have joined WANA (an artist association in Pershore, Worcestershire) and they are putting on an exhibition on Friday of members art so it will be the first time any of my work has been in an exhibition! Very exciting! 


  1. Holy smokes, this looks so fantastic! I really loved how you handled everything (glass, background and drop shadows). You are such a rockstar with painting glass. :) Love your paintings! :) Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  2. Fabulous job Cat!! Love all the effects of lighting from the glass! Such interesting patterns. Sounds like a great get away place to paint too. :D

  3. Beautiful work Cat ..Shadows and reflections are awesome.
    I wish you all the best at the Exhibition.

  4. I like this very much a good painting

  5. Superb, hope your exhibition goes well - you may know Rob Kirbyson, he is a member of WANA (I think) and lives in Pershore? I will mention you to him anyway, he will prob want to see the exhibition if he's not in it himself.