Thursday, 5 December 2013

Brancaster Staithe

 Brancaster Stripes   10" x 12"  Oil
Brancaster Shed  10" x 12"  Oil
My second outing, painting en plein air and again I had an absolutely glorious day. The weather was fabulous, obviously cold, but brilliant sunshine all day, lunch in a warm welcoming pub and the company of really lovely people. Well what more could anyone wish for!
We have a Facebook page, here, which is well worth a look.

Monday, 2 December 2013

En Plein Air

 Added to this will be camera, hat, gloves, scarf, money to pay for delicious lunch. I will also dispense with the huge chair and take the small one, see below, purchased 20+ years ago and never used.
I am going out painting en plein air again on Wednesday, to Brancaster Staithe. I am so excited as I had such a good time and enjoyed such good company before. This time, a good painting would be icing! 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

WA - City Street

The brief was to continue from last week, so I did. I didn't like this but, with more work I have changed my mind. There is a sombre air about it that suggests it doesn't like what it has seen!
I offered to post others' work and had three takers............ will be delightful when finished, as usual!
Veronica.......I love the full frontal viewpoint, it grabs your attention.
June......AAAWWWWW! What else can you say when he looks at you like that!


I have framed three little doodles, two more to go, to exhibit in Framin' Art throughout December. So if you would like a closer look, and see the other two, get along to the shop in Downham Market from 2nd December.

Friday, 15 November 2013

En Plein Air

Having only once, 25 years ago, attempted en plein air painting, and hating it, I was a bit scared of making a complete idiot of myself. But the desire to meet artists such as Mo  and Haidee-Jo, whose work I have long admired, made me shift my arse! And I had the BEST day. I can't tell you what a buzz it is to say something and everyone knows EXACTLY what you mean! The company of other artists is HOME to me. Magic. They were ALL such lovely people. Next time I shall not hesitate. My painting was rubbish, but, hey, first time guys!
 Plein Air-ers full of lunch! Malcolm Cudmore, Rosemary Carruthers, Jennifer Sendall, Linda Matthews, Mo Teeuw, Helen Herbert, Haidee-Jo Summers, and Mari French.
My feeble effort....Brancaster Staithe   10" x 12"  Oil

WA - City Street

Sole Bay Inn,  Southwold    16" x 20"
I know.....not exactly a street.....and I don't have an image for reference of what I had in mind....except maybe this;
Just discovered his work.....fabulous them.....inspiring.!
I started this portrait of Judith, who makes wonderful, often coloured pencil, images of many of the same items, ie. keys, pencils, beach huts, deckchairs, last week. She is inspirational too! Wish I could show you.

I had hoped to finish this but the lighting proved impossible. Maybe next week, because I really wanted to paint from life. I have taken photos, however, just in case the mood strikes to continue before next Wednesday.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


 Paramedic   20" x 30"  Acrylic  
 My buyer mentioned that Sue had a charcoal, so, not having a record of it, (couldn't remember, more like!) I asked if he would email me a photo of it.
Busker Boy  12" x 18"  Charcoal 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Not Painting...Selling!




 I've not been painting because I have been framing, labelling, transporting and exhibiting. Last week I sold EIGHT.........YES 8!...........paintings. And this week I am framing, labelling, transporting for  exhibiting at
May the trend continue!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

LUNCH 24" X 24" Oil WIP

The brief for WA today was
Autumn, and seeing everyones' leaves and berries, etc I had a momentary wish to have a go. But I was eager to carry on with 'Lunch', which I did. I wish I was one of those artists who start in the top right hand corner and work down and across, finishing as they go, so that it would be evident how I had progressed!!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

WA - Finish A Painting

Did a bit more to this.......soooooooo much to do!


I moved into my studio in May 2012, remind yourselves here, and as you see, it now has a lived in.....messy......look! Love it, thank you Roy.

Paint space.
Book space.
 Store paintings space.
Framed and ready to go.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Lunch 24" x 24" Oil Initial Scribbles

I fetched my pictures back from Kings Lynn today. Draw a line under that then...done.
After tiddling a few paintings and frames aimlessly, despondently, I remembered the photos I had taken of the lovely model we had on Saturday at Hertford. I loved her childish!.......and her stripey socks! Woohoo...I'm away again, I love painting !!!!!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WA - Continue From Last Week


 Depp  16" x 20"  Oil
So I did and here is more Johnny Depp.
Other news is that all three works that I have submitted to The Eastern Open, have been 'unselected'.
Their word not mine, so is that any better than 'rejected'?  Duh! I have also today collected unsold work from a gallery. Is this the pits? Is this the bottom? Yes, I am feeling sorry for myself!

Friday, 27 September 2013

Start of a New Portrait

As yet untitled, size unknown, portrait of a boy. I usually prefer happy subjects, but this boy tugged at my heart, huddled in the corner as he is.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


I have spent the past two days in the garden, trying to get some good video of this robin. Is he besotted with himself? He won't leave it alone. Is he just trying to understand? He does keep trying to fly through the mirror. Has he fallen in love with what he thinks is another robin? I have no idea how intelligent robins are. Has this psychologically damaged him for life? He's not there this morning.........perhaps he figured it out.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Eastern Open Postcards

If you submit artworks to the Eastern Open Exhibition you have the option of also entering their postcard art exhibition.
I had such high expectations but have discovered that I really CAN NOT paint small. I wanted colour, excitement, variation, movement,........ huh! These are tiny, scrappy versions of bigger paintings. I am very cross with myself. No imagination.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

WA - Pattern


 First some doodles, looking for ideas, and ultimately, a design!
 Then I cut  a stencil of my chosen piece.
Then I painted with acrylics.
Well, who knew I would have such a wonderful afternoon doing such a thing! Just imagine what I could achieve if I took more care, thought and time!