Studio Update

Studio Update

Studio update It’s been over a month now since the official opening of my studio and it is fair to say that I am well settled in! To begin with in December i was open 6 days a week but since the new year I changed opening times (see below) to accommodate morning...
2018 Recap

2018 Recap

2018 So a few days late but the time has come to say goodbye to the year that was 2018. How does one measure or assess a year? We all have our own ways whether it be checking bank balances or even counting any extra lines on your brow! But for me it’s what...
Advent Art Calendar

Advent Art Calendar

Art Advent Calendar It’s December 2nd so that means 24 days till Christmas. I’m going to have to be honest with you – I’m not a big fan of Christmas. Not the day itself mind you just the whole build up. The nearly 2 months of seeing Christmas...
Sketching on holidays

Sketching on holidays

This year’s holiday seems like a distant memory now that I’m back to work but it was only a few weeks back. Like most years we went to Italy, camping outside Venice, but this year we went all out and managed as well to have a short break ahead in Bologna...
Watercolor v Acrylic

Watercolor v Acrylic

Golden Waves Although at this stage I’m painting with watercolor for over 10 years, and on the other hand acrylic is a relatively new adventure for me, I can honestly say that i love both acrylic and watercolor equally. Acrylic lets me work on one piece for...
Cheers to a New Year

Cheers to a New Year

2017 Here we are at the end of another year and as is the norm time to look back on the year that was or in this case reflect on my artistic year. Another year as a professional artist and I have to say I’m happy I took the plunge into this fantastic world of...
A thousand words

A thousand words

Ever heard the expression “you look but do not see”? This got me thinking about what we see when we look at a painting. If you asked a dozen people to look at the same painting would they all see the same thing? Naturally they’d all be looking at the...
Bales of Hay

Bales of Hay

Summer is gone! I’m not a farming expert and don’t pretend to be but at the end of each summer I see the fields of golden barley disappear to be replaced by fields of bales and they always remind me of big pillows. Like the fields are getting ready to...
The Giving

The Giving

The Giving I’ve been thinking lately about my paintings. Thinking about how yes I enjoy painting but like giving a present is it the giving? Or the present? Or the look on the persons face when they open the gift? I know I’m not giving stuff away here, a...
2017 art painting watercolor beach ballymoney by Kate Kos - Forever Young

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