Saturday, June 12, 2021


I have just finished a free one-week online painting course with the talented abstract landscape painter Louise Fletcher. She is a great teacher, and her main mission seems to be to instil confidence in students so they can find joy in painting by following what they feel they want to do and ignoring what other people say.

One of the exercises she set us was to paint something without using the tools we normally use - in my case, brushes.

I painted the corner of the bedroom using a dishcloth,  a palette knife, and cotton buds. It was huge fun and very quick and I loved the result.

For a couple of weeks I have been struggling with a self portrait and yesterday I finally gave up because I was so fed up with trying and failing to get it right. Here it is, a good attempt but not good enough:

Now I am having fun trying to paint this:

because I find the bright early morning sunshine so beautiful. The dress hanging up on a picture is there because having found it in the back of the wardrobe I can't bear to put it away again. It's a dress I wore when I was pregnant with Isaac 48 years ago and is now in fashion again. It's made of fabulously thick cotton and I love it.

It escaped the fire because it wasn't packed away when we moved - oddly -  unlike my beloved three pairs of dungarees in turquoise, emerald and yellow.

And because I haven't posted a video on here for some time, I cycled up the hill behind our house yesterday and took this for you: 


marmee said...

Oh sue ! Just love those paintings ! and most especially the bedroom corner! Would enjoy that on my wall!

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you Marmee.!