September to December

I have been neglecting my posts on y website! So what have I been doing – we did try to sell the house only our buyer pulled out, so back to winter maintenance and maybe wait another year.

The studio has been better organised using the space more efficiently, some stuff went to the tip, charity or to be recycled. Still more to clear out from backs of cupboards, potting shed and loft. Though probably next year.

Gosport Bridge

69cm x 54cm with a dark tray frame.

The plein air painting I started of a bridge over the River Otter was finished off in the studio using a fairly limited range of colours. I used a good sized canvas board and applied oils by brush rather than palette knife.

I joined in at our Artists 303 exhibition at the Ilminster Arts Centre at the end of October. It was a long delayed exhibition – ‘Close-up’. Our work is varied from painting to stitch work and was well received. I exhibited a few of my ‘though the branches’ series of leaves and blossom.

In the middle of November, along with Nicola Clark and Angie Salfield, I exhibited in a spontaneously organised group show. Conveniently for me it was across the road in our local pub The Crown Inn.

My painting Early Morning Mist sold to a couple who have recently moved into Frome, and I was able to deliver it in person.

Early Morning Mist

Gouache on canvas 30 x 30 cm

The last weekend in November took me to the Contemporary Art Fait at Windsor Racecourse. As ever it was enjoyable as I love meeting the visitors as well as other artists. plus it was fun to stay with my cousin and his wife nearby, making for a relaxing time. I sold my smallest picture Cheviot View, a pastel on rough red painted paper.

Cheviot View, 5″ x 7″ , pastel.

Forest Path

Oil pastel, A4 , dark frame, behind glass

My most recent picture in oil pastels on red pastel paper. One of my favourite walks in a small wood close to Gare Hill near Frome Sometimes I see deer or fox – it is a quiet wood where bikes and horses are not allowed access, so the paths are often grassy, though it can be very muddy too!