Friday, June 1, 2012

Back to painting...

Hello everyone...

Wicken Fen Autumn ii 12 x 12 Oil/Linen

Barry and I are finally back at my Dad's in Lincolnshire after a couple of weeks travelling around.  I have managed to get back into painting and I have just finished the above oil, which I started earlier this year!

We spent some time in London, visiting friends, going to exhibitions and visiting one of my daughters, then onto Somerset to visit the other one and popping in to see a good friend in  Gloucestershire.  I thought I would share some photos (difficult to choose, so many good ones) and information from our trip.  At Tate Britain I finally got to see a Vija Celmins exhibit, which was worth the wait!  I have been studying her for my essay and was desperate to see some of her work in reality.  As John Berger wrote in The Shape of the Pocket,

“You have to see them. Words can’t get round them. And reproduction sends them back to where they came from”

How right he is, they are truly exquisite.  She also curated a little exhibit of Turner's watercolours and prints.

We also went to see The Mechanical Hand Exhibit which was fascinating.  25 years of printing at The Paupers Press.  Not as much pure etching as I had hoped for, but some really wonderful work, a lot of lithographs, but I think my favourite was Christopher Le Brun's etchings and Grayson Perry's Map of Nowhere, which is fantastic and very humourous, if you are fortunate enough to be able to see it close up.
Grayson Perry Map of Nowhere  - Heliogravure

Below are a few images from our travels...
Holly (my eldest) and I walking around the Cadbury Castle iron age hill fort.
Me painting just down the road from my Father's house.

I love buttercups and they are everywhere at the moment!
On the way up to Cadbury Castle hill
Our walk with Annie
On our way home with Annie


Deborah Paris said...

Ahhh, England. Would so like to see it again. Its wonderful to know that you and Barry are enjoying it together!

Katherine Kean said...

Beautiful painting Lynne - I love the lightness and the brushwork, and thanks for treating us to the lovely photos as well.

I love that Turner! I'm not sure I've ever seen that. The Vija Celmins is amazing, I'm sure ever much more so in person.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Deborah, one day you must come over and we will go painting together! Thank you Katherine. The Turner is one of my favourites, a little beauty. If you ever get a chance to see Celmins' work, take it. She used to live in CA, so maybe there are some of her work in the museums there.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I love everything about this blog. The stories your painting, the photos, and Turners piece blew me away.
Happy to hear Barry is there. The weather is nice so he will enjoy himself.
Best to you both and will look forward to your next blog.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thanks Julie, it's good to hear I am not talking to myself!! Apologies for failing on the award that you gave me... I just get so overwhelmed when at University and trying to keep head above water! Thanks for your votes of confidence.