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Etching framed,Exhibitions and Xbox

July 20, 2011 Leave a comment

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This etching has been framed and is for sale at Burgess Hill Open Houses see blog for June 4th

Day One hundred and seventy six,

Took lovely aunt with me on my trip to Gallery 26, Field Row
Worthing, she visited a friend she has known since she was eighteen and in her
first job outside London, the war was still on. Her friend is in a care home
where they major on the food and fuss made of residents and their guests, they
get a sherry every day before lunch….I should be so civilised!

Gallery 26 are showing some
of my prints for the next week.

Afterwards we stopped for
five minutes to look at the sea but became distracted by the lithe tanned men
working on their kite surfing…lovely aunt was full of questions about this
and was treated with great kindness by one of them who explained how it all
worked to her. She wondered if it was something I would like to take up….I
was very amused…but if it had been invented in the 1970’s I would have been
very tempted ( by the sport I mean), it looked like the next best thing to
being a seagull gliding on the wind. The sea smelt so good and the sun was
strong . We then went on to find a picture framer who also turned out to be
lovely, what a nice place Worthing is!! It was just what I needed after reading
the obituaries of someone I had been a surrogate aunt to when he was a kid. I
really hate it when people die young.

No2 son has sold almost enough modified game controllers with
extra flashing lights to get himself a flying lesson, he seems a bit young to
be soldering and running his own little business but it seemed only sensible to
look for some accounting software for him…..pinch me someone that’s my baby
boy. No 1 son is off to Suffolk for a few days.

Am already beginning to tire of podding broad beans but I still
love my six foot high peas plants. Courgettes doing well and squash, something
‘Toscana’ are overdoing the productivity -will need to thin or they will all
expand and pop each other off the plant.

Here is a picture of a print that missed the exhibition but that I
really like framed up. It is a Hayter print the second pull through the press,
I love it. It’s called Pale Windflower.

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Beans

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Basket with Salvia patens grown from seed.

#176 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

Baobabs – a painting a day

April 15, 2010 Leave a comment

   5″x4″ 12.5cm x 11cm etching print on heavyweight rag paper

Sorry, that was rather a murky photo yesterday.

Have got back from away. Shropshire is absolutely lovely and travelling through Warwickshire there are so many things to see, it’s always the way when you travel enticing views and buildings flash by, a baroque church, an old tower that looked like the space shuttle, a powder blue cottage with mullion windows ,medieval black and white cottages and town houses stooping over the road. You always mean to return and have a better look sometime but…

I cannot believe how many red kites I saw from the car, seven going and ten going back plus several buzzards and on Tuesday evening two dippers in the river at Ludlow.

It was a perfect week to travel everything a spring requires was there in abundance on the roadside, blackthorn, primroses, cowslips and daffodils planted in the town and along the motorway in places.

It was an area I had not been to since I walked from Malvern to Ludlow as a student. Then Ludlow was beautiful but not fashionable and there were Georgian houses on the road up to the castle on sale for £10,000-£12,000, which although out of reach even once I got my first job was similar to the price of terraces elsewhere, Cemetery Junction even(the same one as in the new film).

The garden is changed even after such a short time away, daffodils finishing tulips coming in pieris coming into leaf.

 Alison

#22 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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Medusa – a painting a day

April 14, 2010 Leave a comment

 

   5″x4″ 12.5cm x 11cm etching print on heavyweight rag paper

By now I should be heading back to London with mother who should be all chattered out with a wedge of completed crosswords behind her. She and B. met on their first day at University and found that they were both doing Maths and Physics, they were both Methodists and both came from the North…then they both taught, got married , both had two girls and then a boy. A friendship spanning 60 years should really have a party along the lines of a diamond wedding …..I’ve never heard of it and have only just had the notion, and have also missed the occasion by several years.

Today’s picture is the first etching I ever did, its Medusa trying to look her best in order to catch a mans eye and turn him to stone. She’s  been like that ever since people stopped thinking of her as an important god and saying she was ugly. She could have done with Max Clifford.

Alison

#21 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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