Hanging!

APA15 69 view of Oxford from Old Boars Hill 29 11 15I 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!

Selling Big Issue outside Somerset House!

Outside Somerset House
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?

Great day out painting on Whitstable Beach

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!

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Ann will be in Whitstable

I shall be on my market stall in the Whitstable Seaside Brocante tomorrow (Saturday 2nd April) – find me in Oxford Street Whtistable in the St Mary’s Hall (Umbrella Centre) – opposite the Framing Shop – all day from 10am to 4pm