Saturday, 20 July 2013

St Ives Seagulls

Today it's been a seagull day....

I had already decided to paint some today & when a lovely Australian visitor bought 2 seagull brooches for her daughters this morning plus a couple of feathers blew into the shop I thought it was a sign I should do it!
These, like the fish illustrations, will become greetings cards.  I'm going to do another couple of designs too along this theme....I really like the 'Pasty Seagull' picture - I'd like to see him try & eat one that large!



Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Fishy illustrations..

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside....
St Ives is influencing my work already!
These designs will be made into greetings cards & I'm planning some metal versions too soon.....








Feathery panels...

Today I've been finishing some feather panels - a change from the leafy designs.  The details have been etched & decoration has been applied with heat & what Tim as christened 'Leopard flux' effect!  I'm getting ready for my first Cornwall event next month...The Cornwall Design Fair.








Saturday, 13 July 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Love bird creation....

Yesterday (before it got too warm in the garden studio) I made some of the Love Birds wall pieces.  I usually prepare all the sections before I start soldering, choosing the hearts & flowers etc.  This time I've used some of the goldfinch etching -  I think the little feet sit on the wire quite nicely!


The wren is usually the most popular...
but at Cheltenham Open Studios it was 
the bluetit!
 
Wren lovebirds
 
New goldfinch & flowers design

Lovebirds Goldfinch


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Mini panels...

Yesterday I completed these little panels....
Made in copper & brass with the red & gold rich colours. 
The squares are 5m x 5cm each

Priced at £36 each