The Northumberland coast is so so gorgeous and I can’t go home without visiting a beach. I definitely have my favourites; Seaton Point, High Newton, Bamburgh. Last time I was back I decided to go to one I’ve never actually been to, despite only living a few miles from it my whole life. I wasn’t disappointed. Warkworth Beach is another huge expanse of unspoilt coastline to add to my list of must see beaches. I also couldn’t resist snapping a vibrant oil seed rape field on the way home!
I’ve just been home for a beautiful wedding by the sea in Northumberland. Whenever I’m home, I can’t resist taking a drive into the hills. One of my favourite views has also been used for ‘The Hobbit’ poster. It’s just stunning and definitely a strong competitor for New Zealand! (When you catch it on a rare sunny day )
I’ve been madly painting for The Alnmouth Arts Festival in June. If you’re around, please come and see more of my work! Here’s a sneaky peak to tempt you….
Monoprinting can be a very quick but effective way of creating imagery. Draw a rough image on some paper or use a photograph (photocopied is best). If there’s writing it’ll be reversed on the final image so bear that in mind! Roller some ink onto a surface, then place the image, face up, onto the inked area LIGHTLY! Now you can draw over the image and where the pressure is applied, the lines will print in ink. I’ve experimented quickly with a few colours. My favourite is the cow! Which is yours?