Author Archives: Anna Cull

About Anna Cull

I love to paint and draw, take photographs and make things.

All Together Now…

Four freshly varnished lily pond paintings are now looking for good homes. Extra points if you know where the titles come from : )

Here, There and Everywhere — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

We Can Work it Out — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

All Together Now — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

There’s a Place — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

A no-brainer (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram.

8. The Zombie Ball was a no-brainer.

9. Pranked! Again! It’s just not funny : (

10. Her cauldron stew, a legendary brew.

11. She wished she believed in omens.

12. Grave digger wanted. Gold digger misheard.

13. Confused, the scarecrow consulted the rain.

14. Her favourite candy was… um… yes : )

[October prompts: zombie ball, pranked, cauldron stew, the omen, grave digger, scarecrow, favourite candy.]

Sugar rush (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The background was made many years ago using 3D modelling software Bryce. My Mac (un)reliably informs me that I created the image in 1970. Okay. Sure. I’d put it a little closer to 2002 but what do I know?

1. The vine carelessly embraced the statue.

2. Stone cold, impatient for the thaw.

3. Sugar rush, headlong into sweet surrender.

4. A Bloody Mary without tomatoes? Ew!

5. Ding dong. Wake up, sleepy head!

6. Mrs. Bones didn’t believe in leftovers.

7. The cellar felt safe and warm.

[October prompts: creeper, stone cold, sugar rush, Bloody Mary, ding dong, Mrs. Bones, the cellar.]

Reflections on a Lily Pond

Reflections on a Lily Pond series – final paintings

I’ve been on one of my painting journeys over the last few weeks, revisiting Sparkle and Shine, a landscape (pondscape?) from 2013.

WIP#1 – works in progress – underpainting and figuring out the composition

WIP #1  I started with black canvases and used intense colours for the underpainting because I wanted the lily pads to really stand out against the blue-black water.

WIP#2 – adding colour

WIP #2  Then I painted green over the pink and yellow over the purple. Lighter blue ‘sparkle’ shapes were introduced to the water.

WIP#3 – the final touches

WIP #3  The final stage included adding touches of pink for the highlights.

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I’m going to wait a week or so for them to dry properly, varnish them (because I think reflections should be glossy and I want the water to look deliciously dark and deep), and then these four new paintings will be available on Etsy.

Divine intervention (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram.

24. Breathe. Wait for your second wind.

25. Their secret plan: work, pray, work.

26. Team work built this happy home.

27. They realised they had arrived. Surprise!

28. Divine intervention was her backup plan.

29. Within reach… just a little further…

30. The victory lap left her breathless.

[September prompts: second wind, secret plan, team work, surprise arrival, kismet, within reach, victory lap.]