Sunday, 20 January 2008

KaDe's Arty News

KaDe's News

This area will be for a slot where you can view the most recent projects, ideas etc that we are working on, but not just about our interest in art.

March 2008

Yesterday, we had a private class with our wonderful tutor Sue, when we painted her subject Remember a day. As we have never painted snow before, this was a new experience. We also learnt how to do different trees foliage, with a lacey effect and 2 figures in the painting. Having said that Des has been putting figures in a few paintings already, but this was a new experience for Katie. As soon as paintings dry enough to photograph we will publish them .................

We are currently preparing for our forthcoming (1st) exhibition in May. SCARY or what!!!!! Katie doesn't want to sell Bamburgh Castle, so Des has said he will get a print of it for her to put in exhibition and one to put in the counselling room. I have also been working on a variation of Amber Amblings but with a deer in the background and a sunset with a wolf. Sue also suggested that paint a local scene. I have not decided whether I will try to paint Sproughton or Bramford Church.

I have been busy this month with counselling work and designing and re-developing my therapeutic courses this month so unfortunately have not had that much time for painting at home. Although, I am still facilitating the Art Group at work on Tuesday afternoons and unfortunately our new volunteer art tutor has now got a job, so will probably be leaving soon.

Des & Katie were getting bored with signing there names in english and have therefore been exploring other options, namely: Hebrew, Greek, Egyptian and Runes (from the Vikings apparently). They decided on Runes, Des has mastered his, Katie is still working on hers:

February 2008

I spent most of yesterday evening uploading my sisters work She is a professional artist and has been so since she was quite young. I have always seen her as brilliant since I was very small, which put me off even trying to paint until last year. Some of her early work can be seen here .

During our painting class this month Sue suggested that we enter our 1st ehibition in May! We came home and requested the registration forms and have started thinking about which paintings we might enter or which new ones we might paint. So watch this space !!!!!!!!!

January 2008

Been to Sue's for 1-1 lesson on Bamburgh Castle, as I love purple Sue allowed me to do it in purple today. I normally enjoy attending her classes with my husband and have only ever been on my own - once before. It is really nice for a change to have Sue all to myself, expecially today as this was a intermediate class!

As always Sue ( is brilliant, patience & understanding could be her middle name. I also had the bonus of sharing my chair with the delightful Ziggy.

Well as you can see on 'our paintings from lessons', we attended a new lesson last weekend with painting subject: 'Golden Brown'. This was not the topic we went to do, but as is often the case with our creative instructor, she showed us the work she had been busy undertaking, which resulted in us deciding to do this subject instead!

Thanks Sue, as usual a wonderful relaxed day. Sue has a kitten (well he is growing up now) called Ziggy. He is a little sweetie, who likes to watch the painting, till he falls asleep on one of our chairs (whilst Sue is demonstrating the next stage). Sue also has another cat called Ripley, but we do not often see him, as we are animal lovers this adds to our painting sessions!

Despite the fact that Des (his painting seen here)

& I were painting the same topic you can see that our paintings are quite different! It is relaxing in itself to spend time with Sue as she is has so much patience and understanding and the actual painting, as well as Ziggy is a good way to chill and unwind from the stresses of the week.

For some time now we have been thinking about showing our paintings, but neither of us have much understanding & knowledge of running a website (our business ones are looked after by other people). Unfortunately, we did not consider this to be a viable option for the paintings as we need to be able to update it regularly, without relying on others to do it for us. Sue (Art Tutor) suggested this - which seems to be manageable for even me. I am quite PC literate having designed my own Therapeutic Courses for about 7 years now, but that is mainly word/powerpoint/publisher etc.

Forthcoming Projects

We love Scotland and usually return at least once a year - to the 'wilds of Scotland' beauty & peace, so it is now wonderful to be able to capture the beauty on to canvas. We started some projects when we were there in November, which we will hopefully complete soon and will post them when done.

Katie's Commissions & Presents

These are paintings I have made to order.
December 2007

Forest Glade Skipness, Argyll - December 2007

This is based on memories and photograph shown on our photographs.

Our Photographs

This is a selection of photographs we have taken, to use in future paintings.

Stowmarket, Suffolk Photographs

Stream - Combs Ford Stowmarket 2008

Argyll, Scotland Photographs

Forest Glade - Port 'n' Chro, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2007 (Commission painting based on this photograph. )

Forest Glade - Port 'n' Chro, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2007

Skipness Castle, Argyll, Scotland 2006

The Gatehouse, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2006 (see Des's Painting)

St Brendan's Church, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2006

Arran from Port 'n' Chro, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2000

Rainbow Arran from Port 'n' Chro, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2000

Arran, from Skipness House, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2000

Arran, from Skipness House, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2000

Sunrise, Port 'n' Chro, Skipness, Argyll, Scotland 2000

Highland Cow, Argyll Scotland 2000

Des's Commissions

These are paintings I have made to order.

December 2007
Arran from Skipness, Argyll

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Katie's Gallery own paintings 2007 - 2008

These are my paintings that I have worked on from actual scenery, photographs taken, or ideas in my head and adaptations from painting classes.

January - March 2008

Purple Mountain - 11th February 2008

"Just Grazing" Port na Chro Skipness - November to 2nd February 2008

Sunset Lake- 27th January 2008

This is a photograph I found on internet at:
and my interpretation of it.

Forest Monarch - 21st January 2008

Monarch of the Glen - 20th January 2008

Woodlands Hollow - Jan 08

October - December 2007

Katie's Interpretation of Spring Stream (from Sue Warne's Gallery ) - Christmas 07

Mountain Lake - Nov 07

Ramblers Forest 2 - Oct 07

Ramblers Forest - Oct 07

July - September 2007

Forest of Gold - September 07

Arran from Skipness 2 - Sept 07

Arran from Skipness - Sept 07

Emerald Tranquillity - August 07

Mangrove Oasis 2 - August 2007

June 2007

1st attempt at a mountain - June 2007

1st attempt at a Waterfall - June 2007

Black & White Sunbeams 2 - June 2007

Katie's Gallery from lessons 2007 - 2008

These are some of the paintings I have done during workshops or private classes with Sue Warne ACI (Alexander Certified Instructor) of
April - June 2008

Jesus of Nazareth (Pop Art) - April 2008
January - March 2008

Bamburgh Castle - Jan 2008

Golden Brown - Jan 2008

October - December 2007

Ever Purple - December 2007

Ever Green - December 2007

Leo the Lion - December 2007

Make a Wish - October 2007

Up Hill Down Dale - October 2007

June - September 2007

Purple Haze - September 2007

Cascades - September 2007

New Day - September 2007

New England - August 2007

Hidden Secret - August 2007

Mangrove Oasis - August 2007

Amber Amblings - July 2007

Sunbeams - June 2007

Misty Morning Dec 07

Misty Morning   Dec 07
My interpretation of Magic Brush Art - Jack Kolber