Saturday, 24 July 2021

PAINTING AT KELLIE CASTLE 



 

July 24th 2021 

100 DAYS OF PLANTS THAT HEAL

I have just reached day 50

Here are a few examples



Ragged robin from the labyrinth at Kellie Castle. Part of this year’s East Neuk Festival



Angelica from the shoreline at Caiplie  near Cellardyke in Fife





Raspberry plant in the Botanical gardens Edinburgh




A selection of plants near midsummer in the botanical gardens demonstration garden




Calendula in the botanical gardens




Comfrey growing freely in the garden at Cellardyke





The ubiquitous dandelion from Warriston playing fields. Survived the mowing.





Coastal collection at Kingsbarns beach





The simplicity of clover. Another survivor of the mowing of Warriston playing fields





The one that started off the paintings next to the plants thing
In the botanical gardens





Chicory in the physic garden at the botanical gardens





Cornflowers and poppies by the botanical cottage in the RBGE


SEE THE FULL SERIES as it grows
 at my Instagram account
Kate Hajducka


Saturday, 17 October 2020

COBURG HOUSE OPEN STUDIOS SEPTEMBER 2020




COVID SAFE  COBURG OPEN STUDIO EVENT


With limited numbers booked on Eventbrite, social distancing, masks, frequent use of hand sanitiser the open studios was well supported and a positive highlight for all who took part.

I based my exhibition on the 100 days ‘more than weeds’ project

I experimented with a return to some encaustic work using beeswax and pigment.






Available for sale

£180 each unframed

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

COBURG HOUSE OPEN STUDIO EVENT

Plans afoot for an open studio event over the weekend of 19th and 20th September

We are planning to have an event that will be free but bookable to control numbers and maintain social distancing. It will be held over two floors so that we can operate a one way system. So R rate allowing there will be artists and makers to visit and admire and buy from.
Will update as plans progress or check the studio website coburghouseartstudios.co.uk

Hope to see you there

Collage for a story

WORK IN PROGRESS FOR A PICTURE BOOK




Book cover

WATERCOLOUR ILLUSTRATION  IN LOCKDOWN

A COVER FOR

For The Case for Home Education
By Anna Desseau

Published by Hawthorn Press

Will be available in October



More more than weeds

WATERCOLOUR IN LOCKDOWN

MORE, MORE THAN WEEDS












                                       




Tuesday, 2 June 2020

More than weeds

I’ve been taking part in the 100 days project to repeat a creative act every day for 100 days.
I’ve ended up painting a quick watercolour study at midnight, of a plant that I have come across during the day that would be considered a weed in some places.
The painting is posted on Instagram each day.

So here are my paintings so far and the place where they are painted.




Wood avens or herb bennet 



Alkanet



Hedge mustard 



Small leaved elm 



Stinging nettle  



Buttercup 



Shepherds purse 

Kitchen table studio



White dead nettle


Cats


For now, some cats for you...




Observing  


What’s over there?


Creeping along the wall 


Sitting on the table in the sun

 

East Neuk Open Studios

East Neuk Open Studios

Sadly there will be no June Open Studios this year, but here is a nostalgic trip down our passage to the garden at Catherine Cottage. Keep an eye on the website at www.eastneukopenstudios.org for more videos, virtual tours and artist’s posts.




Sunday, 8 September 2019

Local Flora

Marsh orchid in wetland in north Edinburgh

Friday, 21 June 2019

East Neuk Open Studios 2019

East Neuk open studios is taking place for the next two weekends. My studio will be open for the first weekend, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June. 'Follow the red balloons' studios open 10:30am to 5:30pm.

Further details at the East Neuk Open Studios website

Sketches