The First Drop of Spring

With much of the UK having been stricken with floods during early 2014, it may be hard to imagine summer in full-swing but the weather is on the upturn. Spring is here and its time to get out there!

I’ve been getting more daring, even attempted a walk in the woods for an Easter egg hunt, but I’ve have been thinking what a battering the garden’s taken over the winter months.

Glastonbury mud

Glastonbury mud

The dash across the ‘lawn’ which had become a Glastonbury style mud fest, to dive in the shed to grab materials had to be done in about five, trousers rolled up, tip toe like steps, in a monster like fashion. Then back one final leap back to the safety of the astro turf. Such a good alternative to homegrown turf.



Well fingers crossed, I’m not exclaiming its warm enough to take your overcoat off but I do believe Spring has definitely sprung! Here’s some images showing the signs of spring.









Gnome catching a droplet under a flower in Spring

Gnome catching a droplet under a flower in Spring










‘First Drop of Spring’ – Jacqueline Hammond 2014 drawing, pencils on paper 

'First Drop of Spring' - Jacqueline Hammond 2014 drawing, pencils on paper

‘First Drop of Spring’ – Jacqueline Hammond 2014 drawing, pencils on paper

About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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