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Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Graham  16" x 20"  Oil  WIP (maybe)
For the last meeting before the summer break we could do our own thing. This gentleman intrigued me with his facial hair and, of course the hat. I do love a hat as you know. He was a visitor to an exhibition I was a part of and I plucked up the courage to ask for a photo. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

WNAA Exhibition

 I was invigilating at the exhibition this morning, where I got chatting to several other artists and, of course, visitors. It was quite busy, but no sales apart from greetings cards.
 Not sure if this work enhanced or distracted from my piece! It kept making me jump!

 Awarded my prize, to keep forever, by Kit Price Moss who is the chairperson of the Association, and also tiniest member, I think!
This was my favourite, a painting of Castle Acre by Brenda Brown. I love how the complimentary colours resonate and glow and, I swear the painting moves within itself!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Palette Knife

Castle Acre  

Coast  Too

I have been slapping paint around with a palette knife, today, and just enjoying myself. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

And the Winner is...............

My charcoal 'Jump'  in the summer exhibition of the West Norfolk Artists Association has won the Syd Davison Award for best in show! YES! How wonderful is that?


More Bacon  10" x 12"  Oil 

Coast Two   24" x 8"  Oil wip

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WA - Sea-Side

Sea-Side  16" x 20"  Oil
A painting I had started a couple of weeks ago, which actually didn't need much I did this.....
 Linda  10" x 12" wip   to be given 'more Bacon' tomorrow at WAG
 by Sue
 by Linda
 by Christine
 a series in progress by Brenda
 by Veronica
 by Michelle
A shop find which reminded me of someone?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

West Norfolk Artist Association Summer Exhibition

I have one piece selected for exhibition in the WNAA annual summer show, held this year at Kings Lynn Arts Centre, now til 26th July. Chuffed! 

Two New and a Glaze.

 First glaze. Bet you can't guess what colour........ or where?

And a start of two new paintings. I vowed I would never again paint a portrait straight on to a white, new canvas, because the result  always seems to be more illustration that realism. Ha, so what do I do? Without thinking at all!  I do like how this portrait is going though!
The second painting is the start of an abstract, of Castle Acre ruin.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Watch The Birdie 40" × 32" Oil WIP

Lots more texture on the fence, which also needs to be considerably darker, then it's done. Can't quite believe it's just an afternoons work, but that is the beauty of a palette knife.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

WA - Fashion

The brief was to chose an era and paint the fashion. I love Edwardian elegance, the long flowing dresses, the big hats and gloves, and the unnecessary Parasol!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Steve 10" × 12" Oil

This was done at The Wash Art Group, henceforth know as TWAG, from a photo of a very nice gent who visited the exhibition at Burnham Market, a fellow artist and with whom I had an enlightening chat.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014


First view of the house.

 Had to stop Roy starting work!

 There is a painting here!

We went to Sandringham to see the Queen's Seago paintings, some of which she has on display this summer.
 Seago's painting of Kings Lynn, which he presented to the Queen Mum to mark the occasion when the freedom of the city was bestowed on her.
 A Venice Canal
Seago's painting of Prince Philip, painting. On show is also Prince Philip's painting of Seago. Brilliant.
These photos in no way do justice to Seago's work. Love him.

Sunday, 29 June 2014


I actually got to life drawing at Hertford on Saturday and had a brilliant day, as usual. To see more go to my other blog, here.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Wash Art Group

Linda  10" x 12"  Oil

This morning I forgot to take my paint, so I couldn't continue with the coastal scene I had begun yesterday at the WA. I did feel daft, and Roy had dropped me off and gone off to Hunstanton. I didn't even have a scrap of charcoal or a pencil in my bag and so twiddled my thumbs until Carolann arrived. Luckily she had brought oils with her, gave me a colour and saved the day! As it happens I am quite pleased with my  efforts. 

The Wash Art Group are having an exhibition in St Mary's Church, Burnham Market, Norfolk from today til Wed 2nd July, opening 10am - 5pm daily.  
Among the exhibited works will be these of mine.
Cliff  16" x 20"  Oil

Boatline  8" x 26"  Oil

Coast  16" x 20"  Oil

Friday, 13 June 2014


Boatline   8" x 20"   Oil

Have been tidying and fiddling with detail on this one and sorting out paintings for an exhibition in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

WA - Drawing People

 I started off the afternoon with a demo, but....a bit different.....a paint-along-a-Sharon sort of thing.
I hadn't thought it through properly because there was a problem with everyone seeing the model and my drawing! We got there in the end. So my aim was to show how to portray a head with  volume and structure.

Thank you to the members who sat for us...very is not an easy thing to do.