in the depths of winter…

… I have been painting imagery from summer.

With two heaters going, my trusty hairdryer warming me as well as drying my work, the following pushed themselves onto my canvas recently: hot fields of poppies, acres of gold barley – the pattern and texture of the local fields of my new Norfolk home.

No doubt I’ll get the urge to create winter images of the recent snow scenes in the sunny spring months of 2011?!

'Summer fields with poppies', © Mari French 2010, 60x60cm, acrylic/mixed-media on canvas.

'Summer fields with poppies', © Mari French 2010, 60x60cm, acrylic/mixed-media on canvas.

'Walking near Castle Acre', acrylic/mixed-media on board © Mari French 2010

'Walking near Castle Acre', acrylic/mixed-media on board © Mari French 2010

'Track through poppy field', © Mari French 2010, 50x50cm, acrylic/mixed-media on canvas.

'Track through poppy field', © Mari French 2010, 50x50cm, acrylic/mixed-media on canvas.

10 thoughts on “in the depths of winter…

  1. I can really recommend Chris Guillebeau’s http://artmoneyguide.com
    a great jumping off point and food for thought – he’s all about how the old system of gatekeepers is breaking down via self-publishing, self-representation and so on. Will go and have a look at that book link ….

    • Just had a quick look at that link – seems to be along similar lines to the book i mentioned. I’ll check Chris’s website/advice out more thoroughly, thanks again.

  2. Happy New Year Mari!!
    Love the blog – hope you had a fab Christmas & New Year – my head is still full of snow and shadows, but I love the saturated sunshine colours here. Will put a link to this blog on my site (I’m assuming you’re keeping the other site going? If not let me know and I’ll update accordingly).

    E xx

    • and to you Elaine! thanks for visiting the blog and for the positive feedback, really appreciated. A link would be great – still need to work out how to do links myself! Yes I’m keeping the main website going too. I got a brilliant book on art business marketing for christmas and my new blog and new facebook page (for my art) are the result of the kick up the proverbial it has given me. It’s american (aren’t most of them?) but v relevant anyway, and not just another how-to-set-up-in-business guide, its full of guidance and tips on ideas for getting your work out to people. In case you’re interested its on amazon and at this link I’d rather be in the studio. (don’t let the screaming cover put you off!) M xx

    • good to hear from you on here sam! v pleased you like the paintings. It’s good to have somewhere to explain why i do what i do as well as showing some of the results. : )

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