Friday, 4 September 2015
It is starting to get cooler here in Wales, not that it got very hot at all this summer! Still, I love autumn and winter and last night we had the log burner on for the first time in months. Here is my latest watercolour "Winter 1" it is 20x20cm, it is one of a series of "wood" paintings I am working on, inspired by our little part of Wales. Have a great weekend!
Monday, 10 August 2015
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Friday, 10 April 2015
Spring has sprung in Wales, the sun has been shining and it has been surprisingly warm which is just lovely :-) I thought I would share a couple of new pieces in one of my favorite formats - small and square. I have always encouraged people to own art - original art, direct from the artist - and these little gems sell out at my workshops.
Spring 1, watercolour, 8x8cm
Spring 2, watercolour, 8 x 8cm
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Thursday, 19 March 2015
I am very much aware that this blog has not received much attention from me lately and for that I apologise. 2014 was rather overshadowed by our move to Wales which took the whole of 2014 to happen what with 3 sale chains falling through and the stress created having a major effect on me. However, our move finally happened at the end of January and we are now living in beautiful rural Wales.
I have a lovely large studio here and will be able to offer opportunities for you to come and paint with me. I am also going back to Sweden in August and to France in September for workshops - please see my website for details.
Last year I had the opportunity of being trained by Golden Artist Colors and I am now a certified Golden Artist Educator. I am really enjoying experimenting with the array of Golden Mediums and luscious acrylic paint, it really is like being a kid in a sweetshop!
Over the next few months I shall be painting to my hearts content, getting ready for the annual Ceredigion Art Trail that takes place in August when my studio will be open to visitors. I will also endeavor to update this blog a little more often!
Here are a couple of my most recent available works, they are all minis at 8x8cm :
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Saturday, 14 June 2014
I have just returned from the beautiful Aquarelle Centre, Dalarna, Sweden after giving a very successful workshop. The centre and surroundings were perfect, situated in the middle of a pine forest and leading down to a crystal clear lake. Accommodation was comfortable and all food was delicious. A light and airy studio with lake views was the location of the workshop. My way of painting is, shall we say, a little different to traditional watercolour techniques and my workshops are challenging to begin with, however, I believe a challenge is important and the participants are always delighted with the progress made from day 1 to day 5 and I always feel so proud to have taught them - it never ceases to amaze me how I can help bring out the inner artist in my students! I thought I would share a few pictures with you from my time there. I will be returning to Dalarna in August 2015. For now, at the end of the month I am heading off to Norway again for some more workshop fun and then home for a workshop in Devon. See you soon! Ax
view from the lake up to the house
my group of lovely girls and my hosts
view from my room
wild lupins grow along the roadside everywhere
Flora 32, painted in Sweden
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Thursday, 10 October 2013
I am excited to announce my first workshop in Sweden! 4-8 June 2014 at the beautiful Akvarellcenter i Dalarna. Details will be added to their site shortly. For further information contact Maria Ginzburg via the website.http://www.akvarellcenter.com/
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Friday, 13 September 2013
AUSTRALIA WORKSHOPS OCTOBER 2013 - I am excited to share the flyer for my upcoming workshops in Australia! I am looking forward to seeing you down under!
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
This is a recently finished landscape. I do not do many landscapes as I am not the best painter of buildings! However, I was recently challenged to paint some landscapes and I also posted a small landscape painting I did a couple of years ago which received some favourable feedback from my followers on facebook . So, I decided to come out of my comfort zone (florals/abstract) and have a go at some little landscapes using the techniques I use for my other paintings. I am quite pleased with the results and will certainly be doing a few more. I hope you like it.
Sunday, 11 August 2013
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Friday, 24 May 2013
Friday, 3 May 2013
Really happy that my painting Zebra Print Dress has been selected by the Society of Women Artists for their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, to be held 27 June to 6 July 2013.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Watercolour/Mixed Media Workshop
Saturday 4 May 2013
Looking forward to seeing you on the workshop, still places available if you would like to come along. www.amandaspencer.co.uk
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