Caldas de Monchique – revisited and an online mixed media workshop

My friend, M. ( the same person as from my previous posts) has been taking some online workshops, and mentioned this to me. After a while my curiosity after seeing the results of M. and others, got me out of my comfort zone of familiar working practices just long enough to try one of theContinue reading “Caldas de Monchique – revisited and an online mixed media workshop”

New Paintings

The past couple of months have seen the ending of one life situation and the beginning of whatever is taking its place. As ever, painting is what I continue to do, it gives me some purpose, some satisfaction, and some challenges. I sometimes wonder what I would do if I didn´t paint. I find itContinue reading “New Paintings”

A beginning artist questions me about my journey as an artist (part II)

M: I’ve had a few scraps of paper that have been following me around over the past couple of days. Some of the questions are more about you than your art practice per se, but it seems a nice way for folk to get to know a bit more about Liz Allen, Artist. Did youContinue reading “A beginning artist questions me about my journey as an artist (part II)”

Latest painting and upcoming exhibition

Hello! This month I’ve been working on two paintings: one of which was for the postponed exhibition with the Algarve Artists Network, Signs and Symbols, which is unfinished, and the other you will see here below… This is the view from Casais to the coast. I really like the shape of the hills, they areContinue reading “Latest painting and upcoming exhibition”

Tall Trees at Peso, A Winter Walk in the Mountains and Plum Blossom

These are the titles of the three paintings I’ve completed since my last newsletter / blog post. Two of the paintings are referenced from photographs and one from a sketch. I used to hold the opinion that painting from a photo was somehow cheating… though I have occasionally used photos before. When using a photoContinue reading “Tall Trees at Peso, A Winter Walk in the Mountains and Plum Blossom”