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Here come the bright colours:

Crown Ducal

Crown Ducal is a classic Claire Leggett painting; pattern on pattern on watercolour paper. Measuring 20cm square it is unmounted and unframed. £40 plus £1.24 P&P UK and £3.48 eleswhere in the world.

© Claire Leggett    Apricots

© Claire Leggett Apricots

A sweet little watercolour original from 2012, Apricots is 17.5cm x 22.5cm unmounted and unframed. £38 plus £1.24 P&P UK and £3.48 eleswhere in the world.

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And Dahlias a watercolour original on paper measuring 28cm x 31cm MATTED. £42 plus £3.20 P&P UK and £7.45 eleswhere in the world. SOLD

 

 

 

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Here’s the first preview of three of the eighteen pieces going in my 50% sale which will open on Friday 16th Aug at 6pm GMT for first come, first served BACS payments.

Purple Orchid © Claire Leggett

Purple Orchid © Claire Leggett

Painted back in September 2011 this original watercolour measures 14″ x 8″ is unmounted and unframed and will be selling for £45.00 – P&P UK £3.20 USA etc £7.45.

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A recent piece, Dorset Spring measures 41cm  x 53cm, is an original watercolour, unmounted, unframed and will be selling at £122 – P&P UK £5.65, USA etc £7.45.

© Claire Leggett   Roses

© Claire Leggett Roses

From June 2012 the story of Roses is here. It measures 20″  x 15.5″ is an original watercolour, unmounted, unframed and will be selling at £105 – P&P UK £5.65, USA etc £7.45.

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More preview pieces to follow…

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In a moment of summer madness, I have decided to have a studio de-stock.

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That is I am going to sell eighteen original watercolours and acrylics at vastly reduced rates in order to make some room for all the new stuff I’m working on and thinking about.

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This is your advanced warning of the sale which will open Friday 14th Aug at 6pm GMT.

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I’m going to post a quick feature of each painting that’s going in the sale over the next couple of days so you can see some larger photos and decide if there’s anything you fancy and then I’ll open the sale on Friday 16th Aug at 6pm GMT.

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It will be first come, first served, to make a BACS payment once I’ve emailed the payment details to you (fuller details will follow with each specific picture posting).

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So watch the blog, Facebook or Instagram (links in top side bar) if you fancy a Claire Leggett painting at a snip! ✂ ✂ ✂

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Everything has a season so they say and this year has not been my season for the garden (poor neglected thing).

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However some past efforts continue to pay dividends – thank you Roses, that white weed thingy, the cow-parsley plant, my patio pots and of course the Alchemilla Mollis.
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I snipped a few things I could find the other day  – all pleasingly lime green, green and yellow (thank you garden for self-theming the colours) and popped them into my 25 pence bargain jug for an afternoons play with the paints.

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Here’s my last Marrakesh mixed-media painting for the time being. I’ve loads more I want to paint from this trip but I need to move onto other things in the short-term but I hope to revisit this project again sometime.

 

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This shows the building up of layers of collage and paint based on this photo below.

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I didn’t notice before but the front right person looks just like my dad! Even more so once I’d painted him!

Marrakesh Market © Claire Leggett

Marrakesh Market – all the colour and hustle and bustle of that crazy place.

 

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This is the vintage teacup that I began as my demo on patterned watercolours last Saturday with The Spotted Dog art group.

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As usual it’s a brightly coloured painting – a typical Claire Leggett painting! but maybe a little more so because it wasn’t an especially well lit room and I may have over compensated with my choice of orange hue!

Crown Ducal

I’ll let you be the judge of that – I have spent a couple of hours finishing it off in my studio and am happy enough to say “ta daaah….”

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{December Reflections :: take a photograph every day in December as a way to pay attention to what’s around you and reflect on the year that’s closing.}

Day 4. Red. Poppies or Anemones – my favourite flower.

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And also the colour of the flyer for this coming Saturdays market at the Ruskin Glass Center.

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It’s Moseley Arts market again tomorrow – was the last one really only four weeks ago?

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Time seems to have condensed itself recently, don’t know if the days just feel shorter because of it getting dark earlier or whether my expectations for what can be done in a day are too great!

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I have been in my painting cave this week re-stocking these hand painted notebooks. They are a labour of love, I’m not gonna lie, but the emphasis is defiantly on love.

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The painting of these really gets my creative juices flowing for other projects and I just love doing them. Plus I added a ‘belly wrap’ (get me) which just finishes them off nicely.

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9-3pm Alcester Road, Mosley, tomorrow 🙂

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I have been immersed in painting these beauties recently – are you ready to join me in some more tulip love?

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These are my favourite so far, Spring Green bulbs from Sarah Raven.

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Add in some Liberty and a Ken Eardley vase and it’s got to be a winner no?

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I have also fallen back in love with those humble beauties Forget-me-nots – such a sweet little plant, so unassuming but beautifully delicate. Worth a closer look.

Claire Leggett Spring Green florals

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the making of this piece and bringing all the individual elements together. Hope it cheers your day a little 🙂

©  Claire Leggett    Spring Green

© Claire Leggett   Spring Green

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Here’s the other mixed media piece that I began when I was having fun with fluorescent acrylics the other day.

Berry Birds © Claire Leggett

I’ve grown to love the little sparkles of gold or silver that show through once all the painting is complete. I’ve saved this tissue paper wrapping (coral with silver leaves) for years – do you do that too? have something you never want to use? But those fluorescents put me in the kind of mood to just use it anyway!

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I’m not rating this as one of my all time fave’s but you might like it 😉

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Berry Birds © Claire Leggett

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