This painting of the walk down from Mam Tor in Derbyshire sold this week- after much admiration. I’m kind of sad to see it go, but happily I met the customer, and now I have a good reason to go back to one of my favourite parts of the country!
After a busy few weeks preparing for Christmas here is a little taster of what I’ve been working on. Cathedral miniatures, Christmas cards for Harding House Gallery’s ‘Feast!’ show and a lovely little watercolour of some deer at Wollaton Hall. Oh, and a commission in amongst that too, but that’s a Christmas secret…
A gorgeous sunny Sunday morning spent painting at Hall Farm, Harpswell. The tall scabious at the back of the meadow are stunning!
A watercolour/pencil piece from our Yorkshire trip. Love the bright greens this time of year!
These new paintings are showing at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre until May 2nd. I’ve used pastel and gouache on black paper. I’m really liking working on a dark ground!
I’ve been busy with a couple of commissions and in between searching for sunshine and bright skies!
I’ve also been experimenting with painting on a dark ground. So blocking the canvas with dark purples and greys and then using my favourite whites and lilacs to emphasise the bright contrasts you see at this time of year. I used the dark ground in both these pieces. The Staithes beach is oil on board for a change from my usual acrylic, and again the buttery texture is what I love about oils.
Wintery work…Bit chilly and frosty out there this morrning!
My radio debut! A great opportunity to talk about my work and hopefully get some new people to look at my work
I’m a member at Harding House Gallery, Lincoln, and twice yearly we change the whole gallery around, and get a new space for our work. Today was ‘change round’ day, and this is my new space!
Perfect for a sunny day!
Some new work to share with you. I’m getting a few pieces ready for our Harding House Gallery summer show, quite excited about this as it’s about one of my favourite subjects, the seaside!
On our last morning in Derbyshire, the light was so beautiful as the sun cast its glow across the hills. I painted this diptych to try and capture a fleeting moment. So quickly the clouds changed the colours dramatically.
I am working on my landscapes of Derbyshire in preparation for Fools and Angels show at Belper in May. This large one (1m square) is in progress…
My post Mother’s Day blooms..
“Gill Vines Walther has painted a most wonderful and exquisite portrait of (the sitter) in water colours as a commissioned present for my birthday. Capturing a likeness in both the physical and the unmistakable spirit… The wash of colour is vividly alive and at different times of the day transforms almost photographic at time. Thank you to both model and artist x”
Details of this morning’s painting. A portrait commission for a special birthday. Three and a half hours intense scrutinising of the model. Model and artist very happy. We will see what the recipient thinks!
Bit obsessive at the moment. Exploring colours, layering paint, watercolour, gouache, acrylics. Intense colour is the thing!
Exploring layers of watercolour for different subjects. I’m really enjoying watercolour. Having been a mainly canvas painter for the past 15 years I’m surprising myself at how well watercolour works for me.
Years ago I ‘almost’ won a prize for best watercolour for a portrait of my mother. The catch was the portrait was painted in oil… But, now I’m exploring what it was about the style that had the feel of watercolour.
Daughter of the artist…
My portrait project continues…