I am back in France for a few days this month, weather is blustery and difficult to paint outside, however I have competed one good #pleinair #oilpainting this will be on the website soon and on display at my Exhibition in #Whitstable at the end of the month.
@MwayOpenStudios no.10 on the map.
My studio is open again – this time for a week Tuesday 18th July until Sunday 23rd closing at 6pm.
Worth visiting again as I have completely re-hung my work and there are 5 new pieces from the Vineyard and Loire Valley.
Medway Open Studios has been a great success – many thanks to all who have visited my exhibition!
My thanks to all who have visited my studio over the past 6 weeks; 38 groups have signed my Guest Book and many other have visited. A very enjoyable evening was held on July 16th the first of our lovely warm days made the evening a success. Thank you to all who bought paintings, sketches, prints and cards I do hope you will enjoy them.
My next outing is to the Whitstable Seaside Brocante in St Mary’s Hall in Oxford Street; do come and visit my stall!
I have spent the weekend preparing for Open Studios – most of my hanging now done! You will see mostly new work (last 6 months). There are so many paintings I shall have a lot in boxes still but there for people to see if they would like!
This sketch is now framed (thank you John) and will be on display at my Open Studio – starts Friday 3rd.
I got on the train Monday morning straight to Charing Cross; I knew I want to draw the church in the Strand as I had been inside sketching with James Willis.
I thought I was going to St Clements, actually this is St Mary le Strand. It took me two hours, and all the time this man was nearby selling the Big Issue, he clearly enjoyed himself chatting to lots of people. Buses came and went; the White Coach parked on the other side was there most of the time, I was so busy I didn’t see it leave. I loved the jumble of bikes, makes you wonder whose they are, do they cycle in from the station or the suburbs and work nearby?
Do come and visit me – details on my SEOS page – June 2019 dates now available open from 10am in morning 1 King Edward Road, Rochester all art lovers welcome. For details South East Open Studios
I have been so lucky with the weather!
This week is very spring like; I spent 4 hours at Whitstable yesterday and have come home with 3 paintings; these are my first since I was in France in January. It was a lovely day for my sort of painting! A busy sky, lots to capture, the sea had lots of colours in it. It was windy, so thank you to John for making screw holes in my box easel to hold down the palette! Still wet and some stray pebbles to sort! – see these below!
This week I am concentrating on preparing the frames for my recent work ready to go to my next exhibition in Whitstable; thank you John for assembling the frames!
They have to be varnished, backing boards painted and then the paintings will be mounted.
Do please e mail me if you would like more information about this exhibition
This exciting painting is a result of my visit to my sister-in-law last week and my forray into the countryside where I found this magnificent view! I shall return when the weather is better I think the spires will be amazing!