More colour please!

March is almost here can you believe it?! February has proved to be a busy month full of all kinds of goings on, some good, some not so great. I’ve been really glad to have an exciting painting commission to work on, something that pushes my boundaries and has made me feel more creative than I’ve felt in quite a while. Think explosions of colour, lush trees, rolling hills and crazy foxes running around. I always felt like paintings were like outfits, the “pick three colours maximum” rule. But in nature there’s no such thing as clashing colours! You never see a field full of poppies and foxgloves, Iris, wild orchids, dandelions and daisies and think “woah too much colour”. So I’m experimenting with using every colour I have in the paintbox to create crazy colourful meadows that you want to find and spread out your picnic blanket.

Really glad to see this one go to a beautiful home earlier this month.
Really glad to see this one go to a beautiful home earlier this month.

In other news this month, i’ve been enjoying very much my little soap deliveries from Honest soaps whilst in their trial stage. They’re on their journey to making very lovely, kind to the skin soaps that smell incredible and are jam packed full of nice natural ingredients, just how we like it. And as a sweet bonus to someone who loves a bit of colour injected into every area of my home, they’re lovely and colourful too! Talk about a gigantic cherry on top!

HonestSoaps trials
HonestSoaps trials

x Lucy

Camden Lock

It’s been a pretty hectic few weeks with various endeavours. The hubby and I popped to London to visit family and friends and ended up in distinctly quirky Camden Lock. What a great place! We could have eaten everything, particularly those scrumptious bagels and the lorry load of doughnuts and cronuts…although I’m still not really sure what a cronut actually is…but I know I want one.IMG_2504

It’s definitely a place I’ll be going back to explore for inspiration. We were headed for Borough Market in Southwark, but found it’s closed on Sundays! Devastation followed. Thanks to Deliciously Ella, I regularly see photos of incredible fruit and vegetable laden swanky market stalls on my Instagram feed. We’ll make it there again soon I’m sure!

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So after a great weekend with lovely people, lots of hilarity and many delicious calories we were homeward bound to the Midlands. I had a few new commissions to work on whilst sitting at my table in the window of our new home. This lovely customer wanted something fresh and zesty, with some summery Helenium in crisp white and punchy green, it’s put me right in the mood for summer, please summer, do come soon!

White Helenium
White Helenium

x Lucy

Let painting commence!

I think it all began with my wonderful Aunty Nora who taught me a very important lesson, that a landscape drawing should not consist of a blue line for the sky, with a green line for the ground and a yellow circle for the sun. She painted the most beautiful watercolour skies and I would watch her in awe. From then on, I knew I had to paint…swans, butterflies, my own eyelids, anything, everything!

Fast forward a decade or so, I went on to study Art and Design at college (best two years of my education, school was tedious!) and fell in love with Fine Art. I had some incredible tutors, one of whom has gone on to do brilliant things as the man behind Pop Bang Colour, Ian Cook. Finally, a fair few years later, after two house moves, quite a large amount of stress, a wedding and a lot of hours spent in work I didn’t enjoy, I have decided to spend more time doing the things that really make me feel happy, excited and inspired! So let the painting commence!

Lucy

Lucy Eaton Art