Saturday 28 December 2013

Trip to Burford

As it was sunny we went with family to Burford, the fields looked frosty and white with striped contours shaping the countryside, way off into the distance. It's such a lovely drive, especially in great sunlight, and surprisingly quiet this morning. Burford is such a pretty little village built on a steep slope with quaint shops and houses on both sides, it's always busy but can get too hectic if you get there later in the morning and the queues of traffic can be a bit of a nightmare as everyone must cross a narrow bridge, so we always try to get there for about 9am and leave before most people arrive.
I popped into the Burford Gallery to see how many of my paintings were left, and there are only four! All the rest have sold! Most of them probably being opened on Christmas morning I suspect, so that was a nice surprise, this was one of those exhibited.

With the New Year being just around the corner I would like to thank you for taking an interest and reading my blog this year and I wish you a joyous 2014.

Hot Chocolate awaits - SOLD

Sunday 1 December 2013

Winter collection at Burford

I painted a collection of paintings earlier this year when we had a wonderful fall of snow back in January. I went out each day, hoping the sun would come out, but each day I painted and the sun remained stubbornly behind thick clouds. I did however manage to paint a lovely little collection of paintings outdoors, in some it is actually snowing and a couple had to be completed back indoors once I had thawed out, I loved the experience though and the results were quite different from any painted indoors.

They went to the framers this summer and are now hanging in the Burford Gallery.

They seem to be very popular because another two sold this week, the gallery asked if I had any more but I had to say no. If it snows again this winter I shall be looking for new subjects. I have to be honest and say.... I hope it does!

Burford Art Gallery, Shilton Road, Burford