mercoledì 30 maggio 2012

facebook page - jane minter - artist



.....as an extension of my blog I've decided to start a  facebook page  Jane Minter - Artist  if you wish to follow me on facebook click on  the facebook badge above or on the side bar then press the "like" button on my page .. a huge thankyou to everyone who has already done so.

lunedì 28 maggio 2012

textures - watercolour + tracing paper

© JANE MINTER
"watercolour + tracing paper " 
texture swatch 

.... a small texture swatch painting crunched up tracing paper with watercolour and stamping / printing with some drybrush added afterwards.

domenica 27 maggio 2012




GUSTAV KLIMT NEL SEGNO DI HOFFMANN E DELLA SECESSIONE MUSEO CORRER VENEZIA 
for details of exhibition and works exhibited :

The masterpieces of Gustav Klimt are quintesensual I could have stayed for hours last week , when I visited the exhibition in Venice, just looking at his paintings and drawings.I found his earlier work fascinating to see .The architectural drawings paintings  and designs of Josef Hoffman were also a highlight for me  and reminiscent  of  the art and architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Charles Rennie Mackintosh with The Glasgow Four exhibited with Secessionist  in  1900




The Glasgow Four 





Charles Rennie Mackintosh


You might be interested to look at the watercolours of Charles Rennie Mackintosh  the video above shows some of his watercolours with his architecture  ....I have a beautiful book Mackintosh's watercolours which catologues a collection of his work.


Below I've added a video from the Tate which shows a similiar exhibition on a larger scale in Liverpool UK 2008 which focuses on Secession and work of both Klimt and Hoffman .


giovedì 24 maggio 2012

grey + turquoise ii



© JANE MINTER
"grey + turquoise ii"
watercolour  wash 
30  x 42 cm  Arches 
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....working from memory....a simple wet in wet wash inspired by Venice Lagoon 



domenica 20 maggio 2012

red + turquoise



© JANE MINTER 
"red + turquoise" 
small watercolour wash 

....one of  a  few small  watercolour washes inspired by the striking and intense colours of a collection of Russian Icons  "Icone Russe" Galleria di Palazzo Leoni di PalazzoLeoni Montanari , Vicenza.

giovedì 17 maggio 2012

Highly Commended - Patchings Competition 2012 - The Artist

© JANE MINTER
"squirrel quill mop brush"
 "Highly Commended" PATCHINGS 2012 COMPETITION  - THE ARTIST CATEGORY 
watercolour - still life 
30 x 45 cm mounted 
painted from life without preliminary pencil sketch

I was so very happy to learn  from TAPC  - The Artist's Publishing Company Ltd
that my painting "squirrel quill mop brush" has been "Highly Commended" for the PATCHINGS 2012 ART  COMPETITION  2012 - The Artist Category.

The selected works from The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines' Patchings  open Art competition  will be exhibited at the annual Patchings exhibition 2012 at Patchings Art Craft and Design Festival , Patchings Art Center Nottinghamshire , UK   -  from June 14th  2012 until July 22nd . 


The exhibition with the highly commended works  will  be shown on-line on the Patching's website from June 14th 2012 onwards .



below is the link for Patchings Art Craft and Design Festival 2012:





sabato 12 maggio 2012

ox-eye daisy

© JANE MINTER
"ox- eye daisy"
initial watercolour wash 
32 x 41 cm 
300g/m2 canson fontenay 
painted from life 


...our top field is a mass of wild flowers at the moment  ....posting an initial watercolour wash of a single wild daisy which I painted outside  this week .

domenica 6 maggio 2012

old wrought iron nails - chiodi forgiati


© JANE MINTER
"old wrought iron nails"
"chiodi forgiati"
watercolour  study - painted from life no pencil  - still life
canson fontenay 32 x 36cm 

© JANE MINTER
"old wrought iron nails"
"chiodi forgiati"
quick  watercolour sketch 
 26 x 41cm

we have quite a few of these large hand made  old wrought iron nails in the beams of our house ...they really are beautiful objects  ..the three loose nails which i've made sketches and studies are probably from 16th century .

martedì 1 maggio 2012