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The end of the Royal and the beginning of a new one

Now I’ve finished the oil painting of the Royal Crescent at Bath I can get on with something that is long over due…. something as important as painting, and exhibiting, and promoting myself as an artist…

And that’s updating my website. Its been long over due whilst I sort out my life and get sorted in my new home. I’ve been in discussions with my webmaster and he and I are in agreement of the best way forward for it. But it probably means finding a new template for my new website. He showed me one last night that seems to be ideal, although until its all set up and running I can’t fully tell. But, it is only the basis of the website, and I can personalise it as much as I want or need. But I also know from past experience that it also takes a lot of time and effort to get it up and running. That’s ok, I don’t mind that, as its my advert for the world and to the world. And if it makes the art more accessible, and attractive, and sells more of it, then that’s got to be a good thing, surely. I’ve not put my prices up in three years, but they will be going up in the very near future…… so, before that happens, and before I update my website, please take a good look at it, and if there is anything that catches your eye that you want to purchase, let me know as soon as possible!

Earlier this week I had an unexpected surprise in that the people I bought the house from called in to see me. I knew he was calling in to pick up something from me that he needed urgently, which had been delivered to this his old address as modern technology doesn’t allow for some address changes to happen quickly for some daft administrative reason known only to them, but I hadn’t expected both of them to come, and was delighted to see them, and delighted that they wanted to both come and see me. I welcomed them in with a hug, and a kiss, and over cups of tea and coffee, showed them my artwork hanging on the walls, and the new painting I’ve finished recently, and finally got to be hanging vertically on the wall whilst it dries. They admired my taste in art, and we talked of many things. It was good to show my new house (their old one!) to them, and to show what I’ve done so far. Still a lot more to do, but it’ll get done in time.

I watched the Royal Wedding this morning and loved the pomp and ceremony of it, the sense of history that England is so good at. It made me smile, and feel proud to be English, and to celebrate the start of the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. I was very taken by her poise, her elegant looks, her relaxed demeanour, but her sense of duty for her acceptance into the Royal family, and being married to a future King. But, most of all, as I sat and watched her, I wanted to draw her, and put all of it into a painting of her. She is truly beautiful.

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