11/20/2016

Colour


We have all had enough doom and gloom for one month so I thought you might like to see some Autumnal colour. These are some of the things that have lifted my heart. To begin with a visit to Little Moreton Hall, a magnificent Tudor house close to my home, set amongst beech trees and surrounded by a moat. The older I get the more important these simple pleasures are to me.


I am writing this whilst waiting for an exhibition called "colour" to open. The Sunday opening times at The Fitzwilliam in Cambridge are from twelve noon so I am taking advantage of a quiet morning to catch up on updating my blog. I have heard good reports about this exhibition and I am looking forward to learning more about colour in medieval times and the work that went into creating paints and pigments.

Earlier this year I worked on a gilded painting and have been trying to create another version to offfer as a digital print. I managed to change some of the golds to reds and worked out a way to reproduce the illuminated effects. White Hart is now available as an open edition print in my Etsy shop.

I hope that your world is colour filled too!


14 comments:

  1. Just lovely, beautiful...
    Have a great sunday!
    Titti

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    1. Thank you, hope your day was colourful too.

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  2. Oh my goodness...not only is Little Moreton Hall beautiful, but there is also a ... moat!

    The Colour exhibit is also calling to me. The White Hart is amazing. xo

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    1. Frances you can see some more of the exhibition here -http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/colour/explore/introduction

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  3. What a beautiful painting Val! And that tudor house...wow! I remember going to see The Book of Kells in Dublin and was so amazed at the work that went into making a book in those days.

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    1. Thanks Kerry,
      we saw The Book of Kells many years ago, it is a wonder, amazing!

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  4. Exquisite as always Val. We need beautiful things at the moment! Little Moreton is fab.

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    1. Thanks Jules, hope all is well with you. x

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  5. Yes, a moat is a splendid thing to have! I did have a childhood friend who had a moat - well 2 sides of a moat - it was pretty exciting!

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  6. How lovely to live near Little Moreton Hall, a few years back we regularly travelled past it but it was closed due to the foot and mouth outbreak. But we have managed to visit since and it's such a special house. I'm pleased you managed to visit the Colour exhibition, aren't the tiny illustrations amazing! Such skilled brush work and jewel like colours.

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    1. They are indeed amazing, it makes you wonder what kind of brushes could paint shell gold so fine!

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  7. Ah! Litle Moreton Hall Valerie. That brought back fond memories as we often visited when I lived in Wolverhampton many years ago. Beautiful building.

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  8. Valerie, I can't imagine how you were able to duplicate the illuminated effects, that is quite a feat. The Tudor house is almost like a puzzle with all the timberwork, how wonderful it is!

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