New Website & Facebook Page

Barry has now returned to the US and I do miss him, but life goes on and I am back in the print room again, as we have open access this month.  I am also trying to finish up some paintings to send over to the US.  Plus I have finally finished my new website,  and have created a Facebook page for my work.  I hope you will take a look and ‘like’ my Facebook page!  Thank you!
Below are a couple of photos of some glorious roses from my Dad’s garden.  Plus a finished painting… I think… although using oils again I have reverted back to my tighter style… it’s so difficult to break old habits.. does anyone else find this?
Trees on a Hill 6 x 10 Oil/Panel

Back Home in the UK

Well, I have been here for a couple of days now and thank goodness this morning I woke up to a beautiful sunny autumn morning after one very gloomy day and a day of continuous rain! Above are a couple of photos from my Dad’s garden, since I haven’t managed to get down to work yet as I have my son with me. My daughters met me from the airport, which was lovely!

Loriann Signori posted the second part of her interview the other day, so I hope you will take a look. I think she has done a great job!

Plus I have finally managed to do a new website. I keep finding little glitches, and hopefully I have fixed them all, but do let me know if I missed something!

Amy’s Nest at 50

8 x 8 Oil/Panel – Sold

This painting was commissioned as a gift for someone’s birthday. The eggs indicating how many children had already left home and the one cracked egg left in the nest is the teenager… about to embark on independence. It was a lovely commission to paint since I had been doing my own nests, with my own symbolism… First Born, Then there were Two and The Complete Set. I guess I should post those too! It’s Monday morning and I am planning on getting some large paintings started this week.

It’s Thursday and that means etching!

Wren – in progress by Lynne Windsor

El Rancho Sunflower – in progress by Barry McCuan

Whoops, I think these are a little out of focus! Will try later to get better images. I love etching, but find it challenging. I work away on one or two etchings for weeks on end. Barry usually has a few going as well, but Arlene, my cousin in law produces two in one day! Hers are usually dry point though, whereas Barry and I do the whole aquatint, acid bath (ferric chloride) thing. Quite often I will end up going too far and have to burnish back to light! We are trying to use less toxic methods, but the results are less guaranteed… or at least for me! Still, it’s a wonderful afternoon and evening and great to socialise with a bunch of artists. It’s a little like going back in time when we go to our class. We use a beautiful old press and it’s in an old adobe building and Eli Levin (aka Jo Basiste) has been creating in Santa Fe for years and years. It’s a real connection with the old Santa Fe that I never knew, back when Canyon Road was a dirt road. (Barry remembers those days too!)