Gone With The Wind En Plein Air

        Rain, Wind & sun there’s going to be plenty of fun today en Plein air! I have had this image in my head since at least from my early twenties it’s been stuck in my head diary of must do paintings lots of memories from Cromford brilliant ones spent with the family my husbands family home once nearby, we used to go for walks by the canal that was stagnant at the time the water never seemed to move around but still looked beautiful & dark with dappled light & insects flying about walks in the fields with the children in the hot sun when they were toddlers!

Its here I found my perfect spot time to get set up! I’ve sat by the bridge & Cromford meadows sign painting en Plein air can’t beat this! Canal boat, walkers & dogs, cyclists weather stormy winds with showers & hot sun! Light chasing round as fast as the wind!

Feeling quite emotional sat here as I’m remembering my youth. So much energy even as a young mum running around like a child myself! Nice to have that feeling again that’s what memories are for perfect aren’t they! 
Just been told there is a dinosaur & I need to get that in my painting it’s near the factory! A gent just came up said how long as that taken you I said I got here about 11-11.30ish Not bad at all he says. It’s been so lovely so many people stopping for a chat & paying wonderful compliments. The view I’ve painted is different to what you can see so I think I will include the bridge in the next one as I like that view too! Great artworks by the rest of the group so many differ bet styles all masterpieces! Loved the wellbeing it’s brought today 😊 MJA🎨

Just Another Winters Tale

Just Another Winters Tale, Heage Windmill,Derbyshire, ArtistMandy-JayneAhlfors,October2013
Original Sold
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DH Lawrence Museum “Winter Wonderland” Exhibition November 2013
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Heage Windmill” A Different Perspective”
As you know my latest series are based on Britains Heritage. I’m loving the series and gaining knowledge and sharing along the way. This time I’ve focused on local Heritage known as Heage Windmill. The windmill was built in the mid 16th Century and has had it’s ups and downs over the centuries it is now in full working order and is the only working Windmill in Britain with 6 sails and is now producing flour. Not so long ago it was visited by Prince Edward abit of a private affair I hasten to add as no-one in the area had a clue till it was over. The prince obviously needed his privacy and why not. The windmill is run by a group known as Heage Windymillers. This group has brought life back to our windmill, mill’s flour, has turned it into a well known Derbyshire tourist attraction bringing in lots of visitors both local and national. They also hold regular events such as the Vintage tractor fair, and even hold an outdoor painting event bringing young and old artists together.. I must say I’m feeling very proud of our local heritage. Heage Windmill located in the heart of Derbyshire sits on top of the hill.

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Studio Blog

Time is up for me in the #Art studio today!. It’s been an interesting day started a little later than anticipated. I’m happy with results. As mentioned last week & earlier I’ve painted a scene not in my usual style & will only be a small series. What do you think? Comments positive or negative both are appreciated!
Series Title “Favourite Places”
“As I Remember It” Acrylics on paperSeries Favourite Places.Feb 2013 tiff


I’m going to be catching in my #art studio today yay! I will be posting pic’s later as I’m going to be finishing the Something Special Shh.. picture I mentioned last week something very different from my usual style and I’ll be working on “Fragments of My Mind” Series hope you can remember that one too I enjoy working on this one so much I hope you’ll enjoy it too. Oh! & p.s don’t forget my art for £100 continues shown in USD can also purchased in GBP & other currencies. If preferred Art can be purchased direct from my Studio! Enjoy browsing for some #Art any Q’s let me know http://www.saatchionline.com/ArtByMandy