My third painting for the City Gallery art exhibition was inspired by autumnal views from Collyweston. I adore this village. Ancient stones, grand houses, quaint cottages, and the best scenic views. Above is a detail image of the autumnal landscape painting. You can view more images of the painting on Instagram. I will also be releasing the paintings in my next email to The Collectors.
Another great Monday at Gallery Stamford watercolor class. Practiced clouds today as they are ever-so troublesome. One could think, "Clouds are white, sky is blue," but if you really look closely, clouds are a rainbow of colors in all shades and tints. And it's important to mention they are always moving so some sort of brushstroke or technique is required to get that feeling. Best piece of advice for creating these clouds: what you do not paint is equally as important as what you do paint. Above are the two pieces completed today, I hope you enjoy.
We visited Belvoir Castle this past weekend. It is a family favorite. The home is so lovely and who doesn't love visiting a film set? (The Crown was filmed here!) We always end up with an arm load of future presents for the girls, goodies for a delicious meal, and one-of-a-kind loose leaf tea from the Engine Yard. As we drove into the car park, there is a rolling view of the fields below the castle that are magnificent. In an artist daze, I left my family and wandered towards the view snapping photos as I traveled. Don't worry, my husband is used to this by now :) Below is the first painting created the day afterwards.
A sunrise and sunset landscape duo will be entered into the Peterborough City Gallery exhibition. I love watching the watercolor washes interact. New colors emerge and shapes are defined by saturation and transparency. One more painting to make for the exhibition and then will be submitting the last week of October. Exciting!!
A lovely note from a Collector yesterday and it absolutely made me tingle with joy. The connections I make with each Collector is very important to me. It's an incredible part of what I do as an artist! Over the last few months, people from all over the world have taken the time to write me an email or two and it really warms my heart. A huge thank you to all of you.
Much like a screen print process, I used only Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow, and Cadmium Red, layering in that order on the paper. The secondary and tertiary colors created were very fun to uncover. I focused on the tints and shades of each hue and applied the paint appropriately, leaving white space as the main highlights (very important). Overall I think I prefer the monotone blue best, but the end result is also beautiful. Now available in the Shop.
In addition to my paintings and collections, my watercolors can be found on fabrics, where you can make what you'd like, or homewares, decor, and wallpaper. I'll be updating this shop frequently and will release new patterns within The Collector community.
Feeling the love from Peterborough Telegraph! Thanks for sharing news about the launch.
Excitement and nerves are running high as the Just Beyond collection nears the official launch date. The pre-launch has started and collectors have been browsing the shop and virtual exhibition since this morning. The press is releasing the news across the world, literally (EEK!). On Sunday, we are hosting a family-and-close-friends video cheers which will be the perfect way to seal the launch (pic will be posted!).
This has seriously been such a trip. So much painting. So much learning. So much planning. And above all else, so much fun. Pre-covid I was a stay-at-home mother of two looking for ways to get back into career-life. Now I've launched an online shop showcasing my previously-private works of art. I have a wonderful network that has pushed me through to success. So to all of you, thank you. And to myself, THANK YOU.
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Images are ©Ashley Stuart. All reproduction or use of images is prohibited without written consent. If you see an artwork that you would like to own, but it's not in the shop, get in touch and I'll try to make it happen!