April Fool’s day, poisson d’avril.

Happy Poisson d’avril! After sketching this on the iPad ( with the inevitable inclusion of Gypsy, (and I don’t know why they’re dancing the syrtaki Greek dance, I should have portrayed them dancing the Ukrainian hopak…. that’s for next year’s! ) Anyway, I became curious as to whether other countries celebrate the 1st of April…

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all!!

As regards my previous post in October my resolution is completely out the window! I have been busy on Instagram though, here are some snippets of what I’ve been up to the last couple of months. I’ve been taking loads of painting courses some offered by St Ives School of Painting http://www.schoolofpainting.co.uk with various artists,…

Seasonal changes

It’s been a busy summer for me with exhibitions, the B&B and the gite etc, things are calming down a bit now.  I installed my last exhibition of the year,  a 4 day group expo in Brantôme, a beautiful town about an hour north from us, often called the Venice of the Perigord,  which is…

Heralding Spring

All day long yesterday and today we could hear the distant mournful cries of cranes as they fly North from their winter feeding grounds in Spain and Africa, up to the Baltic States to nest and breed during the summer months. They fly above the house twice a year when heading either north in Spring, or south in Autumn. It lifts your heart…

Colour sketches.

I have been painting colour sketches again of late, principally because I haven’t had time to get down to painting for any length of time.  These are all about 18 x 24. They are in acrylics which is not my usual medium, I still prefer painting in oils, despite the smell of turps : The first one I…