Just received an advance copy of the book I have been working on with Search Press over the last two years. Flowers in the Landscape is the title. It does make for quite a special moment seeing your work published for the first time, and holding the finished book in your hands. But I have to say that I know everything in the book so well now that I have to really try and imagine how it will look and read to someone seeing it for the first time. Here’s hoping it will be useful to you all. I really enjoyed doing it.

When I started out on watercolour, I read everything I could get my hands on to help me practise all the special techniques. I soon became fascinated with this medium and still enjoy the challenge every day.


Summer Flowers

Here’s another painting in the summer flowers collection. Apart from anything else it’s nice to have a record of what was growing in my fairly small garden at the time, because they’ve all gone over now that Autumn is beginning to come in.

I’ve been enjoying the flowers in my garden this summer and have been doing a different style of painting more reliant on drawing. I’ve had the flowers in front of me in a glass vase. I always find painting glass a enjoyable challenge. I like the more contemporary feel of the light background too. What do you think?

Welcome to my new blog. I hope to use this space to pass on news and let you know what is going on in the world of Ann Mortimer Art. So I hope you’ll visit the blog to keep in touch with what’s happening and perhaps even leave a comment.