Sunday 28 July 2013

A hectic July

This month seems to have just flown by! I have been working on my next book (due to be published in March 2014) the 4 day photo shoot begins this  Monday, so my blog has suffered I am afraid. I have still been doing other things too -
I had a lovely workshop last Monday in Wales and we painted loose tulips, lovely wet washes, letting the paint run - it was great fun but people do seem to worry about letting the watercolour just go!

This week-end was also the opening of the Patchings exhibition at the Patchings Art centre in Calverton near Nottingham.
Terry kindly drove over there with our 12 paintings and this is one of the six I am showing.
My paintings are all 'coastal themed' The exhibition is between Saturday 27 July to Sunday 29 September. Do pop along if you can make it, there is a wonderful little café there as well as paintings by a number of Search Press authors.

Monday 8 July 2013

Sea side painting demo

On Friday evening I went to Bedford to paint a 2 hour acrylic demo for the Bedford Art Society. They had asked for a demo which included lots of figures, so as we are in the middle of a warm spell, I thought a beach scene would be nice, so this is what I painted for them. Its on canvas and is 16 x 20 inches
It has been the most wonderful week end for sunshine, the village has been packed with visitors, picnicking and enjoying the river Windrush. Children with their fishing nets hoping to catch tiddlers are wonderful subjects to sketch,  often the people I sketch in the village are the ones I add in my beach scenes, its easy to sit with a pad and pencil and watch the world go by.