I can’t believe it’s been over 4 months since I last posted! What have I been doing with my time you might ask. A big chunk of it was spent travelling to the US and Canada again . Some highlights were: …. getting caught in the big Montana snowstorms which was a bit scary for … More Has it been this long???
It’s been awhile since I posted so thought I would share a few pages from my current travel sketchbook. I’m swanning around the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts for a few weeks and enjoying all the sun, sea and swimming. In between I’m snatching a few minutes to do some watercolour and ink sketches to remind … More Some pages from my sketchbook
Here’s a few paintings and sketches I’ve done this trip…. I’ve enjoyed every one! This is a small palette knife painting in acrylics. I like the touch of colour amongst the green here. Lot’s of wonderful rocks I tried to capture with the palette knife again. Spent a few hours on this one and didn’t … More Some travel art….
A few small paintings – all done at Podere Pietrata near Radicofani in southern Tuscany. I just walked out the door and turned in a new direction every evening. They’re simple and not perfect – but they capture the feeling of the place – which is the whole point of plein air painting for me. … More Some small plein air paintings
I shared the desert with you, now we’ve been in the Rockies for 2 weeks so here are a few photos from our travels. (the internet has been a bit dodgy hence my limited posts). It’s been a great trip through the Rockies – I’ve got lots of material for future paintings!
How can I not love the colours and patterns of the desertscapes of America? Here’s a smattering of photos from our first few days. All exotic to a woman from a green and verdant island.
I’ve never had the luxury of taking a separate roll on just for my art supplies and it’s amazing!!!! Here’s what I managed to fit in…. … and there’s still a little room left to bring home my new set of water miscible oil paints and Guerrilla pochade … More All packed and ready to paint!
One thing I really enjoyed this holiday was all the wonderful stained glass throughout Europe. There was a healthy mix of medieval and contemporary to explore. We came across it in majestic cathedrals, in out of the way monastries and in tiny local churches. Ancient or modern, it lifted my soul to see the glorious … More The wonder of stained glass windows.
Back from holidays and just recovering from the old jet lag which has really hit me this year. Still … I managed to find a few good hours to finish the painting I started 6 weeks ago. It’s always difficult painting an iconic location – the silhouette is so well known that it’s immediately obvious … More Latest painting
I’ve just been doing my pre flight checklist. The bags have been packed, weighed, repacked and reweighed and are now sitting on the doorstep ready to go. There’s a few meals in the freezer for the IT Geek for those nights when the days have been too busy. I’ve visited Mum and had a good … More Pre flight checklist..