Tuesday 29 September 2009

Lemon yellow and brush strokes

Time passes,
I'm working towards a show at Pin mill in early November.
There are lots of boats there so its a chance to paint some nautical pictures.
Tuesday mornings working from the model is still wonderful. I'm working from the same pose for many weeks. The paintings are exciting to me.
I do love working from life.
I want to paint a different person each day for a year or so - like Aubach. I shall ask around, its relaxing for the person to come and sit for a morning or afternoon - its a two way thing. they will be clothed and I don't mind if they read or sleep or do their yoga.

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Byard Art show starts Thursday

The old cellar door

I've just taken new work to Cambridge for byard Art's Figuratively Speaking exhibition which stars Thursday 10th September and continues until 4th October. P.V. this Thursday 6-8pm

Painting the door frame

Painting the door

Walking the horses

Monday 7 September 2009

Sunday trip to Barnards farm

On Sunday Hudge and I went to Barnards Farm near Brentwood in Essex
It was great. A fantastic collection of sculpture in an exciting garden and on 6th of September they show their collection of vintage cars and bicycles.
Me with a great Elizabeth Frink.

Tuesday 1 September 2009

September again

Well, I'm back into the swing of it again after a very relaxing and revitalizing time.
We went to France and canoed and swam in the river, watched paragliding, went to Mont st Michelle. Orlando and Hudge swung in the trees, we went to a couple of Monday evening concerts at Point D'Ouilly, Heard a lovely singer at L'Beauzart place at Thury Harcourt,. We decided to turn the basement into a studio/gallery and do open studios in the Swiss Normand next year, (- so if your touring near Cleasy pop in.) - got some lovely photos for inspiration. - then we rushed back to collect Natalia and have a day sorting out electrical stuff. (I-pods etc) then dashed to Gatwick for a trip to Limone at Lake Garda.- wow, we had a fab time. Its soooo beautiful there. Lake views from our room and twisting streets with shutters and bougainvillea. Lemon groves and wonderful secret glimpses through wrought iron gates. Swimming in the clear waters of the lake. There was an exciting electrical storm one evening. Again very inspiring. I schlepped art stuff with but it was too hot to sit and paint. so I read huge amounts of easy reading instead.
Back home we have started our weekly drawing again, I have finished off the paintings for Byards next show. "Figuratively speaking" and I am looking forward to working on the new stuff. I am working quite loosley at the moment, with a brush not a pallet knife and enjoying the marks it makes. -and I have changed yellow.....ooohhh risky.

Where did summer go?

Blimey, the time has zoomed past.
I finished a couple of commisions in july.
the allotment painting and this painting called a moments peace.
I enjoyed painting both of them and hopefully the people liked them.- they said they did.
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