Painting at Talmont sur Gironde

For four glorious days in October I painted at this historic Commune on the Gironde estuary, not far from my family’s house near Cognac. Staying at the excellent Maison de la Vielle Douane, right on the water’s edge, I became totally absorbed in the colours of the coast, the ancient Church of Ste Radegonde, and the carrelets under the limestone cliffs. The famous hollyhocks were past their prime, but some still remained. I came home and worked in oil pastels, a new departure for me, but a medium which does justice to the luminous colours of the Saintonge. I also made more paintings of the landscape near Cognac.

Failaise du Caillaud    Trees, Larceau     Carrelets, Talmont   Paysage Charentais Tree by the Rabbit House Pin parapluie Talmont Fleurs de TalmontLa porte bleu, Talmont           Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

Exhibition at The Millinery Works, Islington

This group show, with the theme Botanic opens on 9th July. I have 20 pictures included: many of them are from sketchbooks of my garden, and others from France.

Summer Garden, watercolour    Pines at Roussillon, gouache    Poppies in the Barn, watercolour    Poplar Copse, L'Arceau watercolour    Oak in a Cow Field near Abercych, watercolour    Hyacinth     Trees at Gregynog, watercolour

Small Bunch on Grey, oils    October Garden, oils

Sketchbook – Welsh National Opera’s ‘In Parenthesis’

WNO book WNO flyer email

The drawings were made during three days of dress rehearsals in May of this year. As well as the music, this new production was visually amazing. The drawings have been made into a book 7.5 x 5.5 inches, 24 pages, stiff cover, and are £20 + £1.50 p&p. Available from me, contact haines_studio@hotmail.com

WNO 7   WNO 6   WNO 5  WNO 3

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Open Studio July 2nd-10th 2016

My studio at Brynmorris will be open from 11 to 5pm on these days.

I’m sharing the space with Dick Evans (original prints and watercolours) and Helen Taylor Gilbert (batiks):

Helen Taylor Gilbert batik Dick Evans collograph - Copy

As well as my new works, there will be numerous unframed sketches, collographs and monoprints. Prices from £50

Entragues, Lot valley  Preseli mixed media 6x9 cm P1170172   Wooded Hillside Acrylic, 15x10cms

And my garden looks amazing!

Brynmorris

Look forward to seeing you,

Elizabeth

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‘New to Us’ exhibition at The Millinery Works, Southgate Road, London N1

This exhibition of 13 artists new to the gallery will run from 2nd until 28th February. See www.millineryworks.co.uk for details.  Here are the paintings I will be showing:

Fields 8x8cms oil   Windy Headland 18x13 cms  Mixed Flowers 20x20 cms oil   Preseli Sun 20x20 cms oilRed Shed 20x20 cms oil

I am also planning an Open Studio at Brynmorris in July….details to follow nearer the time

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