I'm very excited to announce that my studio is on the move! Not only that, but the contents of our house, the managerie of pets, art, crafts and not least, my husband; the whole kit and kaboodle will soon be on their way back to England!
We've been on the island of Cyprus for the last 12 fascinating years and the time is now right to return home. It will be the beginning of a new adventure. Life and art will change. I hope you'll stick with me to see what happens next. It'll be a surprise for both of us!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
|Oil pastel sketch and mixed media collage work in progress|
I quickly sketched the colourful starter plate with oil pastels on canvas paper. Now it's propped on the studio easel with three collages I'm in the process of making. So far on a hard board support I've used acrylic paint, cut and torn painted papers and drawings from my stash together with sketchbook ephemera. I've a feeling today's food drawing may find it's way into a collage.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Recently sight of flaking Mediterranean-blue painted doorways, worn stonework and rusting ornamental metal-work, opposite comfy sun-shaded pavement cafe tables, made the choice easy. Naturally purchase of a glass of white wine or two had to be made to secure tenure of our spot for as long as we wanted.
I've just finished several months of portrait commissions and feel the urge to let go of figurative work for a while to get some abstract art bugs out of my system. So realism is out, and colour and self expression, is definitely in.
This week I kept my sketch crawl kit to a minimum; Rotring art pen with black ink, watercolour pencils, Inktense blocks, a refillable water-pen, large soft brush, plastic water bottle and an 8 x 11 in water-colour sketchpad.
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|After the wine|
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
|Abstract painting 12 x 9 in by Bee Skelton|
The island is quiet, wounded, holding it's breath before the mass of tourists begin to arrive over the next few weeks. At least I hope they arrive. Cyprus needs people to come to enjoy our beautiful island, now more than ever.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
|Abstract 16.5 x 22 in by Bee Skelton|
It feels strange that my family and friends are celebrating Easter, while here in Cyprus it will be several weeks before it's our turn to have Orthodox Easter. So whilst others are occupied with fluffy bunnies and chocolate eggs, I'm in the studio working on a happy baby portrait and further abstracts in the white series.