Monday, 21 May 2007

Stafford Exhibition

I was approached by a fantastic looking gallery in Stafford not that long ago to exhibit in July at their Country Life exhibition. What a fantastic opportunity. Up until now my exhibitions have not ventured past the M4/M5 junction, so this is new territory.

Trouble is I only have one original to exhibit - not much of an exhibition - so I'm on painting overdrive.
I met these guys by chance when I was dawdling back from nursery with my 2 year old hoping she would snooze in the back of the car. It was one of those glorious sunny spring days where the light is fresh. I stopped by the yard gate for ages trying to get the cows accustomed to my presence but every time I moved a muscle they all panicked and backed off. Eventually these three decided their curiosity had got the better of them and came and nosed at me at a safe distance.

I like the way my current painting is working out. I'm using more bold colours on a vivid ultramarine background. I have a bit more work to do to them all, especially the cow on the right. Just need to think of some names then...

Sunday, 20 May 2007

A novice cow blog

I have been inspired to blog by a talk I heard on Thursday at the Women in Rural Enterprise (WIRE) conference in Taunton. It was from Heather Gorringe of Wiggly Wigglers (what a great name). She was telling us how she progressed from farmer's daughter with a compost heap and a dream to a successful business woman with 16 staff, 900 product lines and a successful blog.

I think I may have to paint for 100 years before I reach 900 different cow paintings but at least I can start a blog.

My idea is that I can show the progress (or lack of progress) of my paintings and give a bit of background to them.

I will link it to my website cowsoncanvas.