Thats put a smile on my face

Thats put a smile on my face

Yesterday I went for my usual walk around the village, its the walk that I love whatever the weather and time of year as I see trees, and nature, flowers, horses, houses, and gardens, big skies and my favourite oak tree. As I came back from the walk I could see a woman outside a […]

She does know me after all

She does know me after all

I saw a good friend of mine over the weekend who I’ve not seen since my wedding (my fault, not hers, I’ve just been so busy with house hunting and sorting things out!). It was so good to see her, and her Mum again, who is in her 80’s and now has dementia. I spoke […]

Artistic mystery filling in the blanks

Artistic mystery filling in the blanks

Being an artist, I am often asked questions relating with things to do with art, but not necessarily about painting pictures… a few weeks ago I was asked the best way to just clean an oil painting hanging on the wall (gently with a slightly damp but very clean, lint free cloth), and about two […]

It reminded me of who I am

It reminded me of who I am

Since I have been waiting and waiting for the gallery to get back to me I have felt bit by bit a little deflated each day.  I suppose its regarding waiting for the reply and not being able to move on with anything else in the meantime. Its the waiting part, and not knowing, that […]

Quiet is good

Quiet is good

I’m not doing so many blog posts at the moment whilst I’m working on the new theme paintings. It’s mostly because I am not showing them to anyone until they are done, and I am ready to show them to you. So, I may be quiet, but quiet is good, as quiet means I’m busy […]

Applying the “Be an artist”

Applying the “Be an artist”

I’ve finished off the first of the mystery paintings with the new theme. I’m happy with it and love the message I want to get across through it. So, now I’m ready to do the second painting. But like all novelists, songwriters, know, its the second (book, or album) that’s the tricky one!! I had a […]

The perfect end to a dry patch

The perfect end to a dry patch

I heard today that this September has been the driest since records began. I know the gardens need the rain and no doubt in a couple of weeks time we’ll have forgotten all about the end of summer and will be thinking of autumn setting in, but until then I’ve been loving the warm and […]

Around and around and still not painting

Around and around and still not painting

MMm….. this week I had planned on picking up a paint brush, a very important paintbrush. But so far I haven’t done. And the reason? Mmm… well this is the problem, the reason, is because I want to look at all angles of what I am considering before starting painting. I know what I had […]

Finding my way to the one hundred

Finding my way to the one hundred

I’ve spent a lot of this week thinking. Thinking and planning. Thinking, planning, and reading. Thinking, planning, reading and analysing. Thinking, planning, reading, analysing, and painting. The painting part only happened today. But because of the thinking, all that thinking, and planning, and reading and analysing, is going well. Its going the right way. And […]

Finding my one hundred

Finding my one hundred

This week I am between commissions, all my work is done, and its given me chance to do something that I try to do every year. But this year its even more intense than before. I don’t mean that the question is more intense, I mean that the search for the answer has been. My […]

Searching for my holy grail

Searching for my holy grail

  I don’t know what it is. And I don’t know exactly how to find it. Others have got it. But I haven’t got mine Not yet. I’ve come close to finding it But its proving elusive at the moment. Its something I’ve searched for before And not found But its got to be there […]

Random question with a capital THE

Random question with a capital THE

Whilst sitting quietly relaxing amongst friends, a dark haired woman I didn’t recognise asked me… “Are you the artist?” “Yes I am” I said with a smile as I looked over at her. “Are you any good?” “Yes, I am!” I asserted with a big grin. “Can you paint a picture of me and my […]

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