Last night on TV was a Warning about scammers working very hard copying real websites, trying to steal their sales and obviously their customers money!
They had only to use a similar website address with a bit of modifications that would confuse people. Even Google was advertising them on top of their search page.
Cath Kidston was one of them....
A buyer got caught with their sales
So to protect myself and buyers, I have decided to close my Shop on this website.
I had started to sell on Etsy and will carry on from now on.
So, if you see any original works being sold anywhere else, do not be fooled.
The family met with me regarding my work for sale.
We are now fully aware that I will no longer produce work on canvas. So it has been decided we will no longer put our canvas for sale
They will be kept in the family for children and grandchildren to enjoy.
Meanwhile a few watercolours will still be available.
I have been an artist for great many years!
I have explored Acrylic, Oil, Coloured pencils and of course Watercolour.
These last few months I am plagued with Macular degeneration. I am not ready to give up!
I have abandoned all canvas in Acrylic and Oil.
I have turned to watercolour that I execute by small sessions, between 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
My strong sense of design and composition is seriously impaired and so in between, I am turning to collage to satisfy my forever great appetite for Art and creation.
I hope you will enjoy my new production along my watercolours.
Picasso, Matisse and other great painters turned to collage when they were older. So why not me?
Find my first collages in the new page I have just created with more to come
These last few months my work has attracted a lot of visitors from China on Fine Art of America.
Most of them coming from the town of Shenzhen Dafen famous for its reproduction of paintings at a very cheap price!
China does not respect Copyright, actually they do not have Copyright legislation.
To protect my work, I have no option but closing my account with FAA.
Thank you to you all who have bought merchandise from the site.
I will be selling merchandise on Redbubble that is better protected.
Meanwhile I am going to search for a way to produce prints of my work myself.
My followers know that I am completely mad about roses!
This year is no exception. I have taken time off my painting session to spend as much time as possible in my garden.
I have had roses cascading and growing in every corners of my garden.
I am glad I did some photos as just now with the extreme heat, then strong wind and some welcome rain, they are starting to fade.
But I do not mind as I only choose Repeating roses. It means they will flower all Summer.
Here are some photos to give you an idea of my passion
Between helping with the contest held by Artist David Poxon where I will be among the jury,
I have completed a painting in watercolour that is now in America.
Time to sort out my garden with the many roses that I will use to create more paintings!
Here is a photo of the contest. If you are a Watercolour artist, there is still time to enter at:
Among other things, I have created new designs, creating garments and other products
that I will add to the site...
How many times I have seen either online or magazines, you could request for a critic on paintings in Watercolour or other mediums.
Personally, I would only ask from very competent artists. Those who have seriously learnt their trade, have achieved high grades and shown their achievements.
If you are a beginner, a critic can be soul destroying! There is always improvement towards either application of the paint or colours, or perspective, the technical aspect of a creation etc etc...
Most importantly, it is no good to ask from an artist who loves abstract if you are inclined to produce realistic art.
The phrase Art is Objective is so true! No one has the same perception about a painting or the way to create it. Each artist, beginner of well established, create with their Heart and their Soul.
Nobody is allowed to destroy the dreams of an Artist.
Magazines specialising in Watercolour, offering critics, is taking a gamble!
So many artists producing so many watercolours of all styles! How can a critic be passed on all these different works?
My advice to all of you considering a critic of your own work, is search other grand artists works, the ones that you would like to emulate, compare your work and see where you can improve.
And do not forget: Practice makes Perfect
The Grandmasters of Fine Art exhibition has been launched with great success.
It will stay opened for One year, so visitors will have time to discover the amazing fine art created around the World.
Here is the Link below
Meanwhile my two paintings are being on display in Wells in Somerset in the Museum.
I heard the exhibition is getting many visitors. You might be one of them?
It will close on the 15th of April.
I had planned an exciting time on my website with the creation of a Membership where members would be able to
see works of mine being created and a lot more..
Due to the amount of scammers running around Facebook and spoiling our lives,
I have been advised not to do so as they could sign to be on my website... so No No No
My shop is here to stay with added paintings as they will become available. I still have quite a few to add.
I need to visit my files !!!
Uploading paintings on the site takes a lot of my time and so if there is one you see on my website and
would be interested in purchasing, please contact me to find out if it is for sale or already Sold.
I will keep a few of my paintings in my Etsy shop. This is to help buyers on this site.
Some of you prefer paying in instalments, one thing I cannot offer here
But Etsy do have this advantage: You can pay in 3 instalments without charges.
All you need to do is to let me know which painting in this site you would like to purchase, you would like to. pay by instalments.
I will, then, transfer the file to my shop on Etsy.
I have just received a commission from that site.
So it will stay open.
OPENING 1st April
Since January, I have been working on the Grandmasters of Fine Art Online exhibition.
It means, sending invites and receiving works.
Posting them on pages, protecting them with Copyright etc etc...
Today I have finished on all the work. My server was not helping as there were several glitches.
The latest, one picture showing very well on the site on each page but when I checked online, it was a different picture that was properly stuck!
I had to clear my cache, delete the photo on all the pages and reload a new one.
A terrible palaver. But I found time to complete the SEO and so, watch it, we will be launching the exhibition on Saturday 1st April
Second exhibition opening the 3rd of April is one very dear to my heart.
I have been a NAPA member since 2020 and have enjoyed numerous exhibitions around the country with its members.
If you wonder what paintings in Acrylic look like and you are visiting Wells in Somerset, do not hesitate to visit the Museum and gallery where the paintings will be hanging.
All of them by artists knowing how to handle the medium in all styles and subjects
Beatrice Cloake, Fine art artist and designer living in Hythe Kent