First still life with Olympus Pen F.

   I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to pick up my new camera the Olympus pen F! Kid in a sweet shop springs to mind. I opted for the 17mm 1.8 lens over the 40mm although I will add a couple of pros to that list once I’ve got the hangContinue reading “First still life with Olympus Pen F.”

Still life, blossom

         February is one of my favourite months, winter is making way for Spring, and there is new life blossoming. Yesterday I spent a rather chilly day at Angelsey gardens just outside of Cambridge, despite the drizzle I managed to take a few blossom shots. The smell was amazing- winter honeysuckles and daphneContinue reading “Still life, blossom”

Still life, burst.

   Bursts of Spring are emerging throughout the countryside, I love the promise, it’s unbreakable, and beautiful. I love taking pictures at this time of year, the light is gorgeous with just a hint of warmth but still further on the cool side, it’s sometimes hazy which makes for a real atmospheric shot, and myContinue reading “Still life, burst.”

Texture, still life

I love wandering round farms, I know some may find that strange, but the textures of old bits of farm machinery really do make for an interesting capture. I love the detail of these chains and the colours. Shot with my old Fuji dslr with a vintage 100mm nikon lens, cool daylight, iso-400, shutter 125,Continue reading “Texture, still life”

Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.

   I love really good quality blank paper which I like to naturally stain and dry before working on. I feel it gives my drawings/paintings more depth. Whenever I start any piece I have to accompany my work with a suitable cup of tea, as I’m drawing inspiration from wild flowers at the moment itContinue reading “Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.”

Calming February hues.

        My china blue roses linen is the perfect soft delicate background for a February flat lay. I love to take a minute, with a cup of chamomile tea, my wild flowers book for new inspiration, a fresh bloom and a scrap of one of my fabrics. It helps me creatively- to calm myContinue reading “Calming February hues.”