I had a great weekend at the Belper Arts Trail last weekend. Everyone was very welcoming and encouraging. The public gave me lots of positive feedback and the experience was really useful. It was really interesting to see what paintings others were drawn to. In the future I will be looking into offering prints or cards of my art work so more people can take home a piece of Burnt Amber's work. My sign and business card holder are rustic wood fairtrade items and I'd like to find a display for prints and cards to match so will see what I can find as I'm slowly trying to build up display/exhibition items that match.
Hopefully, next year I will also get to set up in a different location so I can see if it's any different on the main street too - as part of my business research. It was a little quiet where I was - I think this was because we were slightly away from the main street.
The next event I am looking to participate in, is the Nottingham Society of Artist's Spring Exhibition (http://www.nottinghamartists.org.uk/nsa-main/index.php). I am planning on exhibiting two recent paintings: Fushia and Wild Blues, which are currently in my online portfolio. Their space is right next to Nottingham Castle so should be easy to find :)
This weekend I've taken it easy. Saturday it was raining and a bit dreary so I decided to stay in. I saw this painting, which I hadn't got round to finishing so I spent the day adding some more layers to it.
I'm trying to balance the bright fiery colours so they peek through the soft browns and greys, whilst keeping a sense of movement.
It was a gorgeous day today so I decided to do some jobs in our back garden as we're trying to get it in order. I love the different colours of the green leaves and the smell of the grass when the sun is out. I'm currently growing a large herb collection as I want to use all the plants I grow and I think it's going to be great to sit amongst them in the summer.