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!
I am back in France for New Year and have had some lovely days, there are new paintings from the Touraine Vineyards – these are oil on MDF using the palette knife –
I hope you all like them!