I added pictures to the blog, this morning, after entertaining the possibility that some readers may like to know about THE WORK.
I'm currently working on a couple of commissions, with a couple pending.
I have, of late, made trips to the coast, to paint en plein air. I was really very self-conscious, about the act of painting, but am finding it much easier now, not to rush the process of making work when I feel I may be under scrutiny- (By seagulls?!)
I especially enjoyed a foray to Bamburgh, in the wild winds in December. The experience, in the end, was all process, as the pictures were adorned with cat paw prints before drying out, unfortunately!
I began sketching outdoors again, last year, in a friend's garden:
My kids are now of an age where they are able to feed themselves, argue effectively against going places with Mother, etc. So, I was able to pack pastels and drive over the hill and sit in the sunshine, surrounded by a horticultural vision.I want exhibit the finished work and sketches sometime, perhaps in a building near the garden (It will be open for The National Gardens Scheme).
I will have some work from the garden to show on the art tour, ( details to follow) in the meantime.