Monday, September 2, 2013

Back in the UK again

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a good summer.

It seems pretty pathetic to be saying I have been really busy, as I know everyone has.  I do post more on my open Facebook page.  It just seems easier somehow and of course I don't want to repeat myself!

The last two months did tend to revolve around my studio, kitchen and bed!  In the beginning,  I spent a fair amount of time in my garden, trying to get it into shape, but then suddenly realised I only had about five weeks left, so I spent most of the time in the studio after that.  Thank goodness for swamp coolers.

One of the things I had to work on as soon as I got to New Mexico was a demonstration article commissioned by Steve Pill, the editor of Artists & Illustrators, here in the UK.    Below is a nice mention  and if you are interested you can buy the magazine online here

Here is the painting that I produced for the demo.

The Bridge 12 x 16 Oil/Linen Panel

By the time the two and a half months were up I found that I had really loosened up and I seemed to be enjoying the paint a lot more.   I guess it's an obvious progression.  I would love to hear if others find this to be the case.

I managed to get my pieces finished for the two Museum shows (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma and Albuquerque Museum), which was good, plus lots of paintings done for my galleries.  On my return I heard that I had two prints accepted into the Pushing Print exhibition in Margate in October, so that's exciting.  

Barry and I spent a lovely three days camping in the Devil's Garden Campground in Arches National Park just before I returned.  It was a full moon and quite beautiful.   I love that place and did some drawing whilst I was there.  There is something really special about climbing up rocks and finding a good place to draw!

Arches National Park - Devil's Garden

I am off to the beach next week for a few days to sit by the sea and to make some decisions about my final MA Project... lots to consider.  At the moment I am 'hovering' (!) around dragonflies and rocks!

Flame skimmer - Male (I think)
Bye bye for now. 


Rozanne Hubbard said...

I downloaded the Artists and Illustrator magazine a few days ago. It's a great article, Lynne! I know you taught us these things in your Scotland workshop, but it was very helpful to have a refresher. And congratulations on your Pushing Print exhibition acceptance...your work is truly beautiful.

Katherine Kean said...

The Bridge is very beautiful! Congratulations on the article and the exhibitons.

It must be quite a change to go from Mew Mexico to the UK.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thanks so much you two! I hope you enjoy the magazine Rozanne... there are a lot of good articles.. besides mine!! It is a change Katherine, but I am used to the back and forth these days.

One day we must have a reunion! It was so much fun having you over here.