A week or so ago, I wrote a post about selling my quilts – and since then, I have added many more to the list of available items. You can find them all in the SHOP here.
Now, I am also presenting a gallery of my artworks, once again all of them for sale. Since I started Amanda Jane Textiles almost six years ago, I have often drawn and painted in order to contribute to my collection of fabrics. I have shared some of these on the blog already, for example, here where you can see the painting made in preparation for my ‘Butterflies and Bluebells’ fabric.
I trained in flat pattern design at art college at a time before repeats were produced on the computer. I do that now, of course, but I always start with pencil and paint to create the artwork. You can see the delicacy on the watercolours in fabrics like ‘Bees and Bumble-bees’.
Longer term readers of this blog (thank you!) will remember that I also did a year of drawing every day in 2018. The beginning was documented in this post here. I literally did make 365 drawings, which included drawing on holiday, as shared in this post here.
But aside from all that, I have also painted for pleasure, to capture some beautiful flowers or a lovely landscape. I now have more than I can store, so they need to leave home! You can find watercolours, oil-paintings and mixed media pieces for sale, ready to frame, at very reasonable prices here. This, for example, is one of them:
It’s sad to see the paintings go, but I am keeping one. It’s a while since I painted this one and I don’t remember the occasion, but I do love honeysuckle, which grew in the garden when I was a child, and I’m fond of the shade of blue in the background, so this was will be framed and go on the wall!