Back Yard Shade


If you want my opinion, Shirley, don't touch it. I love the marks and your simplification of the actual objects. Is that resist? Oil pastel? I'm a fan of Bonnard; his veranda and garden scenes. This has a similar feel. Love it. I told Marjorie Firth yesterday that I always like your work.

Inventive and bold Shirley. Liked it on sight.

He did. And I said I remember you saying quite a while ago that you were trying to be “ looser” ( re painting of course). You’ve succeeded really well, I’m envious.

Thanks, Roger. I always like yours, and have done for a long time. Thanks so much, Jim and Marjorie. Don't know about you, but I periodically root out old pics and see things to do with them.

Roger, it's resist with masking fluid or wax (can't remember) and water colour, plus pastel.

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Old pic. Looking back through things, and wondering.

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Shirley May

Always loved drawing and painting. Studied biology at UEA, PGCE at Sussex, then part-time art studies at Sussex and Brighton, including printmaking. Before Covid I gave a little weekly watercolour class for 7 years. Now I am using acrylics on canvas and paper en plein air whenever possible.

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