Since the wintery cold set in around December it has consistently made sub zero temperatures at the studio. Especially the three day snowstorm! Once warmed up and kettle bubbling early on I stay warm working on my commissions. I have completed Spring and Summer of the four seasons project for a private home in Bradford on Avon. I am making cartoons of Autumn and Winter so they will soon be underway. The cornish seascape for a new oak door in Corsham is a stained glass that has painting, etching and staining. It will encapsulated before being installed on Friday 9th March I am excited about this as I am with every new commission. I am making an interior panel for a new building built onto an existing Victorian building, it has poppy seed heads, teazels, holly, rosehips and umbellifers. It will be an immensely bright and light panel not too heavily painted.
I have completely restored a lovely window fairly local of the 1930’s era. This front door has taken quite a bit of usage and the leads have oxidised in time, therefore the lead light had deteriorated. The fan light and other windows surrounding the front door are secure although worn. I love the remove the old lead and clean the glass before re-leading it to it’s better form all strong, polished and beautiful.
I have updated the courses for Spring and Summer /anniemulholland.com/courses/ you can email or call to reserve your place. I shall be giving one day workshops during the summer and the dates for these will go up at the end of May. I am reviewing my courses and may offer different days in the Autumn.
I will have a new website which is in progress. My lovely friend and brilliant photographer Ciara Nolan has been taking photos of me in my studio while I work away at different projects. I will write more about this as it unfolds and the transformation takes place. I am preparing for the Cloth Road Arts in May and continuing my range of cards which is growing. There will be a place for you to buy my cards of my work on my new website.
For the next few weeks as Spring pushes up from the cold hard ground and burst into life. Enjoy the warmer lighter brighter days which can nuture your creativity. I will enjoy the range of birds we have locally and on the farm. The Corvids, crows, rooks and magpies and the thrushes, blackbirds and field fares. I even saw two goldfinches on Valentines day which was beautiful because I was painting a goldfinch and I always like to draw from life even if the subject is moving as surely then the drawing has more energy.
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