Monday, March 30, 2020

Garden Art, Scotland

Pamela Grace is an artist in Scotland, making pen and watercolor images of gardens, old greenhouses, gates, laundry lines hung between apple trees—beautiful things. Her site is a comfort to visit.

Wheelbarrow Washing

September in the Walled Garden

My friend Brie found and sent the first wheelbarrow. I found the other two as I relaxed into the collection. (It might be that same first green one and a companion wheelbarrow, in the second piece.)

There are several places on the site where the artist describes her process and methods. She is mixing her own inks, so that even the inked layer is not monochromatic.
I make a range of limited-edition original prints using solar-plate etching techniques . I use traditional oil-based inks mixing blues and burnt umber to create individual dark tones which are both strong and subtle. I print on to high quality traditional printing papers. Some prints I hand-colour with watercolour.

Please visit her site:
Her art is displayed variously in Dumfries and Galloway, where she lives, and has shown elsewhere.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunny Spain

Ester Siroky posted this; I snagged it. They're in Spain.

I had already posted what's above, and came upon Part B. Perhaps it's still cold, at night, in sunny Spain!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Yard cleaning during pandemic

People are asked to stay home more, and some yardwork is being done!

In Corrales, New Mexico, Laurie McPherson has tulips up, and weeds out!