I went to the private view of ‘Paintings of Eaton Hastings 3’, work by Mina Stevens on Saturday at Coleshill Village Shop. She paints landscapes, cows and portraits which are imbued with a wonderful sense of light. Her colours and spare use of paint give the work sense of immediacy and freshness. Each time I see her work she inspires the painter in me who has been cowardly hiding away for some years behind various other preoccupations.
People were always my subject though I have always enjoyed being transported by painted landscape. This afternoon I took my camera with me on a walk with Molly and Mabel across Coleshill Park. Foraging for new sources for leaf prints but also hoping for inspiration.
What a lovely day. One of those cold, crisp and clear days with dramatic late afternoon light sinking behind trees
I should have been sitting in the landscape sketching. Maybe another time.
Dear ALex, Lovely to see you yesterday, and to catch Dan too. Thanks so much for tea and b.bread. It couldn’t have been nicer after Worst Omlette in the World!! I have briefly looked at your Blog. What fabulous pictures – your effects are fabulous – loved the “polythingamingus” and the Coytimus – sorry not tres good at remembering Latin names. Oh and the Moon one is just heavenly! And am intrigued by the origami paper work. Just off to have tea with my Pa and soak in the remaining light on my way there. Must meet up again soon – you always do me good! Love Claire. P.S. Saw Mina Stevens show. Very sparse and immediate, as you say – but I found some of them a little flat. Particularly liked the cow paintings! And the very large landscape.
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