6 July 2010

Paintings and cake galore!


 So i have been thinking recently about what new features i could included on Ella Masters and i thought that i could do about my travels and because i live in london i could about places that i have been, recommending places so here is the first one enjoy.



Today i took mum up to the RA summer show, one of my favourite art shows of the year, its a mix of ameture painters mixed in with more famous artists like Tracey Emin. It is such a massive traditional exhibiton i went along to swot up on what selling and for inspiration. 
It was the furthest mum had been on here feet for like 15weeks since she broke her leg so it was quite an epic trip...she did really well we took it really easy and we really enjoyed ourselves, I really recommend going to the summer show because it has such an amazing diverse spectrum of art that there is something for everyone and also some of the prints and paintings are reasonable and there are some pieces that are £90,000 ridiclous but still amazing. I love the history that comes with the show, the walls are covered top to bottom with paintings so pieces at the top of the wall are quite hard to see but that is the tradition of artists that work that wasnt as good would be hung above the Line, it is like the "Salone de reguees" from the 18-19th century. 

I am really hoping to enter some work into the competition next year and i hope to work towards now while i have the time to do it, it has given me great confidence looking at all the other work in the show i am hoping to take up painting again i miss painting i actually use to be pretty good at oils and acrylics i have been using them since i was about 10 i inherited these two amazing antique 19th century oil set so i have been using them but i may invest in a new set.

Mine and my mums favourite piece was by Grayson Perry the potter and turner prize winner his work is delicious and amazing it was a little macabre, but the gold, glaze and drawing were really inspirational i really want to learn to sculpt so maybe i could do a wee bit of craft? if anyone is in london i really recommed going to see it, it is £6.00 for students and £8.00 for normal. really worth it.

Grayson perry with his wonderful pots


Just across the road throm the Royal Academy, there is a wonderful department store called fortnum and masons, its an amazinf place to buy food, drink and stationary, this is where we decided to buy some cakes mmmm... just look at the giant sized Macroons mum treat me to one i had the rose flavoured macroon, they had coconut, vanilla, pastachio sooo many to choose from its a magnificance experince.
look how expensive this 400g of Foie Gras is £120

The giant macroon was amazing and i am in search of the best recipe...let the search begin...
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6 comments

  1. the thought of Foie Gras makes me sick a little inside. keep you journeys coming, i can't get to london but if you;re posting at least i can see what's happening!

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  2. The exhibition looks really interesting and a big YUM for that macaroon, I've not seen them anywhere up in Leeds, will have to keep my eyes open :)

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  3. I was in London a couple of weeks ago with my family and took them to the courtyard of the RA just to see how impressive it is and how detailed the architecture is. Couldn't go in though as had impatient children with me :( I think I'll have to go back on my own as the exhibition sounds amazing. The macaroon looks delish-I really like the raspberry ones from Laduree, they just melt in your mouth.

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  4. ow!
    you!
    and your blog...


    are wonderful!
    thanks for showing all of your pretty pictures with the world!
    they are rather lovely!
    x x

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  5. that looks amazing. Oh you and your mum looked like you had a great day. Great blog BTW xxxx

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