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,…

What a mess!

I feel rather deflated now we have been voted out of the EU. Also rather cross that we weren’t allowed  to vote because we’ve lived here for more that 15 years, yet it will affect us enormously. If we had voted along with other British abroad, maybe the numbers voting to remain would have been…

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…

Art on an ipad

Last year I bought a mini ipad, principally because a friend taught me how to use an art app on her one.  I was lured into buying one by seeing the diversity of ‘tools’ to hand, and the ease with which you can draw and paint, at any time and at any whim. So, having had Ellie’s…

Marmite

A painting-a-day

Last year I started a project to try to do a daily painting. I fell short of my target,of course, but it was a good exercise for me, and at the very least,  I added to my collection for this year’s exhibitions!       I plan to do more once the trompes are completed, and…