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Friday 23rd July 2021   11:30 PM

Sketching in the garden

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My daughter caught me sketching in the garden.

She gets used to seeing me with a sketchbook in my hand wherever she finds me. I get completely focused when I am drawing and often don't notice anyone coming up beside me. Time flies by too.

I don't have great deal of equipment: somewhere to sit, a small pencil case, a set of 12 Rembrandt watercolours, some water and a bit of kitchen paper and I am happy.

Tuesday 6th July 2021   01:08 PM

Cambridge Open Studios

Open every weekend in July
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I really missed Cambridge Open Studios last year so I shall enjoy it even more this July.

I shall be exhibiting for 3 weekends but not all at the same place.

On 10 & 11 July and 17 & 18 July, I shall be joining other fellow artists at the glorious Pitt Building on Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 1SJ. It is situated opposite Fitzbillies so please visit us either before or after you you have eaten one of their famous Chelsea Buns.

On the final week of Open Studios I will be back in my own studio at 309 Milton Road, CB4 1XQ, follow the yellow flag opposite Kendal Way. I shall have some copper and silver leaf available so you can have a go at gilding.

During Lockdown 2 and 3 I made a sketch every day about what was happening around me, be it where I visited on my daily walks, the drawings I made with my classes on Zoom or the politics of the day. During the lockdowns a new president was sworn in and an old one caused chaos; there were the daily briefings as we saw the infection rates and death rates rise and fall and the 'roadmap' was introduced.

I have made a book of Lockdown 2 which lasted 27 days and Lockdown 3 which lasted 167 days. Both will be for sale at my open studios. I would love to hear your opinions. My sketches featured in the Cambridge Independent on 3 July and I was delighted that one of my drawing 'Sausage Wars' was blown up to cover a full page. There was also an article about Open Studios and a photo of me!

I posted my drawings each day online and you can see them here:

https://www.instagram.com/maureenmaceart/

I look forward to meeting you at one of the days and one of the events.

Maureen

Painter living in Cambridge. Mixes fantasy and realism and loves medieval art and it's detail.

Blog Archive

* 2021
* July
* Sketching in the garden
* Cambridge Open Studios
* May
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Landbeach
* A haircut
* My very first book
* Still sketching
* April
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* March
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn
* Update about my Lockdown Sketches
* January
* My Lockdown
* 2020
* SEAW exhibition
* Urban Sketchers are back
* Summer Exhibition
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Paintings off to Byard Art
* Sketching with my students
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Drawing what I see
* 20 x 20 exhibition at Byard Art
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Coronavius and my art classes
* Coronavirus
* Sketching the Market
* 30 day sketchbook challenge
* 2019
* Winter Open Studio
* Christmas Cracker Exhibition
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Cake Tree
* Space pictures
* Getting ready for Cambridge Open Studios
* Sketching in the garden
* Sketching with Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Drawing during 'The Silence of Time' exhibition
* Along your Street exhibition
* Packing the paintings
* Basoka dreams / Dreams in the forest
* Cows at Trinity
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Urban Sketchers in Eddington
* Messing around with watercolours
* Pyjamas
* Commissioned Painting
* Commissioned painting
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Three paintings on the go
* Part 3 of my 30 day sketch challenge
* Another ten photos for the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2019
* Sketch a day challenge
* January in Byard Art
* New Year, New resolution
* 2018
* It's almost Christmas
* Look what's in the window!
* Christmas Cracker exhibition
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Urban Sketching
* Christmas Cracker
* Talk/Demonstration at Ely Art Society
* Friday morning Art Classes
* Sketching with my students
* Exhibiting at Addenbrookes
* Painting on a wet day
* Cambridge Antiques Centre
* A customer hangs her painting
* Two more mini paintings
* Drawing at the Museum of Classical Archaeology
* Urban Sketchers
* Painting some mini pictures for an upcoming exhibition
* Ely Art Society demonstration
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* World elephant day
* Visiting Addenbookes
* In the basement at Byard Art
* Thank you to everyone who came to visit my Open Studio
* Drawing at the Botanic Gardens
* Open Studios have started
* July means Cambridge Open Studios
* Sold at Byard Art
* Edible drawings!
* First Sketch to completed painting
* Zoology Museum visit
* Paintings in the window
* Paintings at Byard Art
* My studio and garden
* Urban Sketchers at Novi
* May Drawing challenge
* Byard Art
* Sketching at the Parker Library
* Drawing at Queens College
* 2017
* New painting
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Cambridge Busker
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Cambridge Art Book
* Haddenham Gallery
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Teaching Art
* Observational Drawing
* 2016
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Lost Crusaders
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Cambridge Open Studio
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Curiosity Gallery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
* Running with Brushes
* Cat on a Mat
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Mixed Media Workshop
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Pop up shop
* Cambridge Drawing Society at Addenbrookes
* Busy Painting
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Samovar Tea House and Gallery
* 2015
* Pop Up Market Place
* Etsy Handmade Fair
* 2014
* Cambridge Christmas cards available
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Strawberry Fair
* Cambridge Open Studios 2014
* Clavering Easter Art Show
* Cows, Bowers and Towers
* 2013
* My Shop on Etsy
* Prints
* Potentials
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Silvanite Woods
* Tree of Knowledge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2013
* New exhibition at Williams Art
* Art on The Hill
* Cow Prints at St Ives
* 2012
* Christmas Gift and Craft Fair
* Art Classes in Cambridge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2012
* 2010
* Moos & Blues
 

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