Friday, 23 December 2011

Monoprints, lino & St Mary Magdalene

Church of St Mary Magdalene,
A small trip outdoors with my paints after spending what seems like weeks hibernating indoors.  I ended up at St Mary Magdalene's Church near Shrewsbury, The church of St Mary Magdalene was built in 1406, as a memorial to those who fell in battle there on the 21st July 1403. (See photos of this church here).

I painted one picture before the light went. I wish the sun had stayed out to create more dramatic shadows. This church is sited near Battlefield 1403 and a nice walk around some historic fishpools.
Study of tumble down stone cottage
in the mountain side. Watercolour.

Other than that I've been working on some printmaking - lino prints, monoprints with Chine-collé technique (glued tissue paper) over collage and some watercolour studies trying to improve my technique. Here are a few samples: 
Lino print of poppy fields.

Hills and field tracks, Monoprint.
22nd December 2011
Size: 21cm x 14.5 cm. Unframed.


Hills and trees - Monoprint. (SOLD)
You may have noticed you can also buy some of my paintings on this blog now and at my Etsy shop : LizCaddWatercolours

If you want to purchase anything not marked with a price and not marked sold, please just get in touch at

Winter landscape with trees - Monoprint
Nov 2011. Size: 20cm x 14.5cm.
£25.00  Unframed.

Blue landscape with trees - Monoprint
Nov 2011. Size:20cm x 14.5 cm
£15.00 Unframed.

Purchased Monoprints and Watercolours are sent in a clear cellophane sleeve,
either in a board backed envelope or a postal tube. All payments are made via PAYPAL.

Shapes of Trees - Watercolour
Dec 22nd 2011. Size: 30cm x 23 cm (12" x 9")
£75.00 Unframed.

This last image is inspired by my Italian sketchbooks. I'm still slightly haunted by the shapes of the trees and colours I found out there.  

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Private View Invitation - Gateway, Gallery 3, Shrewsbury - 29th July 7.30pm

Hello All...
Please come and join me at

The Gateway,
Gallery 3, Shrewsbury
for my first Private View at
7.30pm on Friday 29th July
for drinks and nibbles.

This is my summer exhibition of contemporary plein air watercolour landscapes, some of which can be seen on my website at

The exhibition continues from
30th July - 12th September 2011.

For those of you not familiar to Shrewsbury, here is a link to the
Gallery Website & Map

All welcome, it would be lovely to see you all!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Spring fields of Leicestershire, 25th April 2011

Paintings from Bank Holiday Monday..more cycling around yellow fields of Leicestershire and a puncture or two later..
Gate at Wistow, Leicestershire. 25th April 2011
£40.00 Size: 24cm x 10.5cm in white single mount.
Along the canal from Wistow, Leicestershire. 25th April 2011. Size: 25cm x 11.5cm.
£40.00 Unframed, unmounted.
Canalside travelling towards Felton Locks, Leicestershire. 25th April 2011. Size:35.5cm x 13cm.
£70.00  Unframed, unmounted.
Canalside view towards Felton Locks, Leicestershire. 25th April 2011. Size: 50cm x 40cm.
£155.00 Framed in white wood frame and white double mount.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Leicestershire spring countryside 22 April 2011

Here are some more plein air watercolours whilst out on cycle rides in Leicestershire.
Getting back in the swing of things! First, I rode to Wistow and painted the first three from within the same field. Later I rode out to Foston with huge expanses of yellow fields rolling into the distance, this was a successful place to paint, quiet and seemingly miles from anyone. The last two are views around Countesthorpe and Great Glen

Wistow oak and yellow field, Leics.
22nd April 2011. Size: 25cm x 19cm.

Wistow rape seed fields, Leicestershire.
Under the oak tree.
22nd April 2011.
Foston yellow haze, Leicestershire.
22nd April 2011. Size: 39.5cm x 32.5cm.

Farm at Foston, Leicestershire.
22nd April 2011.

On the road to Countesthorpe, Leicestershire.
22nd April 2011.

Top of  Great Glen travelling towards Burton Overy, Leicestershire.
22nd April 2011.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Leicestershire spring fields - 16 April 2011

Great yellow fields of oil seed rape are coming out at the moment. Here are a few watercolours from a walk around them today.

All todays paintings are 14.5" x 5.75" (37cm x 14.5cm)
Watercolour& watercolour pencil.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Landscapes in JONES' Coffee Shop Whitchurch, North Shropshire

1st Feb 2011 - 1st March  2011  @  JONES' Coffee Shop

I have just put up an exhibition of watercolour landscapes at Jones' Coffee Shop on the Whitchurch High Street, North Shropshire.

This exhibition is on until the 1st March 2011, when it then moves to Market Drayton. Please come and see!