Florence Meade

Things I Make and Do

2015 in review

OK I was not expecting to find my WordPress stats report very interesting, but hey! I was totally charmed by the WordPress report and also that people from 68 countries have viewed my blog, particularly from Brazil or the USA, where I have never been.  Thank you to everyone for the support.  May 2016 bring wondrous things to you.

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A perfectly ordinary 1950’s semi…

So I’ve been putting all my energy into making my new place habitable…. Here are some of the first results!  There is possibly more filler than actual plaster left on this wall and Dad did a great job with the sander.  The carpets were a major milestone.  The paint is an optical grey that I chose because it is very receding.

Work continues on this tapestry; I’m working copper coloured paint and thread onto a calico backdrop that I hand-painted in taupe and dyed with a pale blue wash.

Copper toned tapestry, a work in progress...

On the landing window: A print by Robert Jones titled ‘Edgelands’ and one of my wobbly pots with winter branches.

One of my wobbly pots and a print by Robert Jones

The sunlight moves around to this window in the evening

Light moves around to this window in the evening

Some bathroom pieces and my hand-mixed paint colour, a flesh tone that I’ve affectionately named ‘Nanna’s Girdle’

Some bathroom pieces and my hand mixed paint colour affectionately named 'Nanna's Girdle'

A still life at Beaujeu

Meadow flowers with ivy and olive sprigs, a bowl with a river smoothed pebble and a piece of irradiated quartz. Watercolur and bodycolour on paper
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Bob’s Museum of Found Objects

A museum of found objects including discarded wheel rims hung from a river smoothed branch and a wood burner and local signage resting in a nook. Charcoal on paper. Bobs Museum Sharper

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River washed trees and surrounding hills.  Watercolour on paper.  It was so hot that I had to load the brush heavily with paint. The paint dried on the paper quickly leaving sharp edges.

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm

Flamingos

Just a quick sketch, thinking of working it up into a painting but haven’t decided yet…

Flamingos

Beldarna

Beldarna 1

A Still Life From Your Life

If I’m staying with someone I like to paint a still life from things in their house…

Kat and Pete’s House

Still Life, Kat's things

Jean and Bob’s House

Still Life for Jean and Bob 2013

Louis

This is from 1997 when I was still at school; I was always discouraged from this graphic style by teachers so I don’t have much around.

Louis detail