Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 13, 2018 at 1:10 PM|
'Aldeburgh Paint' - very distinctive colours and textures. Its been two very busy but productive weeks of teaching and making along with weekend Open Studios. Aldeburgh (with its superb fish&chip shop) is a favourite bit of coast for us, especially out-of-season.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 4, 2018 at 11:15 AM|
I might as well admit I didn't know what this was - to be fair I've never seen one wandering around in nature - a partridge at my studio.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 2, 2018 at 2:50 AM|
My studio is in the row of barns in Yew Tree Coutr that runs parallel to the main road. I#m open today and tomorrow 11am - 5pm.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 29, 2018 at 2:30 PM|
I have my VERY OWN shrine (and an etched, anatomical heart brooch) made for my birthday, this is about as good as it gets. Somehow our eldest found time to make me a Vierge Ouvrante, knowing how much I love the medieval. It is 3D, hinged and stands up, and reveals the subversive image of a patriarchal institution held within the compass of a mother and child. This ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 29, 2018 at 2:20 PM|
I tend to have lots of small passport-sized sketchbooks with soft covers, I get a few pages done every time I get to the British Museum, then I misplace the item. Neolithic inspiration for my Earth Mother and wonderfully strange Bird Women with earrings.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 29, 2018 at 2:15 PM|
My blog is glitching at the moment so if there are any strange double posts that would be it. Some more of the work that went to Walsingham. I could work with this ivory colour all day, it's the application of fine silver that creates the wonderful stryations.
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|Posted by cmgaylard on May 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM|
A very happy family event took place in Australia this week while many things conspired to keep me here. I couldn't go but look, Australia came to me! This is one of the most exciting, exotic and lovely parcels I've ever opened and each item is a wonder.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 9, 2018 at 5:05 PM|
We have just packed down from another happy week at Snape Maltings, stepping out of the door to bask in the sun and enjoy the sound and smells of a tidal river. Now I'm getting repairs and unpacking done at my studio in preparation for workshops and June's https://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/artists/clare-gaylard/" target="_blank">Suffolk Open Studio season.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 5, 2018 at 2:15 PM|
I prepared this page of a concertina sketchbook to work into - instead it serendipitously became my starting point for moving into a fluid pallette of pinks, a colour I find a little difficult. Lovely day at The Quay, catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 3, 2018 at 2:25 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 1, 2018 at 2:35 PM|
A landscape looking like a lollipop. One day until our exhibition at The Quay Gallery opens. Newly received rules give us an hour to set up an entire three person exhibition from scratch. A sort of curating trolley dash...
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 26, 2018 at 10:35 AM|
I realise that I'm always balancing work on two contrasting themes. One will be simple, abstract and relate to colour and form, the other will be complex, decorative and informed by a (frequently convoluted) story. I'm currently rewarding myself by adding to my 'Treasure in the Landscape' and enjoying every silver moment. It's aboutRead Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM|
Sun, blue sky and herbs returning in force.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 21, 2018 at 1:55 PM|