Full moon over Peso

Welcome to my latest painting. A scene set at night, though well-lit by the silvery light of the full moon. The tree in the foreground is the Cork Oak (the tree from which Portugal´s cork is harvested) and I find it´s always an interesting subject to study due to its often contorted shape and theContinue reading “Full moon over Peso”

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”

Painting(s) for an exhibition

“Artists for Hope” (a collective exhibition by the Algarve Artists Network)Faro Museum, 11 June – 28 August (Algarve, Portugal) All artists are showing two paintings each, and my second painting is almost finished. Exhibition theme: As the world keeps on turning life goes on, despite all our recent challenges as a global community on thisContinue reading “Painting(s) for an exhibition”

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”

A beginning artist questions me on my working processes

A friend who is beginning to make her own creative artwork came up with some interesting questions about my working processes, which she found useful for her own practice of making art. My friend M. suggested that I could publish our Q&A in my blog… Hi Liz, I really admire your work, as you know,Continue reading “A beginning artist questions me on my working processes”

Uplifting art

Welcome to this latest blog newsletter from my studio. I trust this finds you in good health. Since last time, I’ve had a very nice article written about my work in the Portugal News, copied below and can be read online here: https://www.theportugalnews.com/…/liz-allens…/64135 or you can see it at the end of this blog post.Continue reading “Uplifting art”

Newsletter from Liz’s studio winter 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you are well and keeping warm if you’re in the northern hemisphere. As I write to you, I sit near my source of heat, the wood burning fire. It’s cold outside… and the paintings I’ve just completed are ones I started in another era, only weeks ago but when it wasContinue reading “Newsletter from Liz’s studio winter 2021”