Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist
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Apologies for disappearance of blog images!

Vistaprint, my web host, has lost my blog images!!

But, "don't worry," they say, "on our new platform this won't happen." 

So, before too long, my blog will  be resurrected, complete with images relating to this exciting text. Watch this space!

Marcia

Open Studios

This year I am taking part in Harrow Open Studios for the first time. 
I've visited other artists' homes and studios as part of this annual event, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing a huge variety of art and meeting other artists but have always either been too busy to take part or the time has clashed with our holiday arrangements. Now, I've bitten the bullet!

HOS takes place over the first two weekends in June and local artists open their studios/homes to the general public so people can see the wonderful creativity that abounds on their doorsteps.

It's a One-Woman-Show for me, something I've always wanted to do. So as not to have any last minute panics, I've already begun preparations: painting (as always), hanging - and preparing invitations for my neighbours to accompany the 300 printed brochures given to each participating artist to distribute. 

As drinks and nibbles will be served in the garden, I'm also trying to get that in good order. 

Most work will be available for sale - but it's really an opportunity simply to welcome my neighbours and art lovers to my home to see, and hopefully, enjoy my work.

If you're in Stanmore, London during the first two weekends in June, drop in!

Summer in the Park: new watercolour

Watercolour: Pinner Memorial Park - Summer. Size:20.25
Pinner Memorial Park is a lovely place to spend a Summer afternoon. As I have an exhibition opening in West House in the park from Saturday 27 September until Sunday 5 October, I visited and had a coffee in the cafe at West House overlooking the artificial lake. 

Two children were playing with a puppy - great subject for a painting, so I quickly sketched them and clicked away on my iPhone. Here is the result, my latest watercolour. I should have had the presence of mind to find out their identity so I could send the family my photos or possibly a print of the painting. Maybe they'll come to the exhibition and discover themselves on the wall. . .

Painting local landscapes in pen & wash

Haven't posted for a while - been so busy creating.
I've been painting pen and wash watercolours of local scenes. This is Bernays Gardens near where I live in Stanmore.

In Springtime parts of London are transformed by blossom trees and, Bernays Gardens, like so many areas in London bursts out in glorious pink blossoms. Bernays is a local treasure: a small walled garden hidden amongst the shops - a little sanctuary to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Marcia's pen & wash painting of Bernays Gardens in Stanmore.Here's the final pen & wash painting just under A1 size 27" x 19.75"
Below: two stages of creation - left image shows initial broad washes to begin basic tones and colours. The second stage, shown on the right, gives more detail but no pen work as yet. 
The fine pen strokes seen above in the final painting, are done with a fine nib dipped in Indian ink, adding detail while giving delicacy to areas such as blossoms.

First stage of painting pen & wash of Bernays Gardens, by Marcia KuperbergMore detail in pen & wash painting, but no pen as yet.