Having fun!

The Robin with topiary
6 x 7 Oil/Panel

Since I am surrounded by landscape designers, gardeners and gardening magazines up here in Scotland, topiary has crept into my paintings! When visiting my Dad a couple of weeks ago I drove over to Clipsham Topiary Avenue and took some photos to help with my paintings.

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Four Birds

A Wren, A Robin, A Blue Tit and A Nuthatch – 8 x 8 oil/linen

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I finally got these paintings back from my new framer in Cambridge. It’s so good to get something finished and framed after all this time of trying to juggle the role of carer to my Father and being an artist! This is proof that I have been doing something!

My improvised studio!

This is where I am working right now! I ordered a daylight light which arrived yesterday and will make working here a lot easier. To be honest I don’t have a lot of time, but I am managing to get some painting done in between hospital visits. It is keeping me sane, that’s for sure!

I put out lots of bird seed and am so enjoying having my own resident robin and a couple of little wrens. There are also some lovely blue tit’s in the garden, which will be the subject of my next painting.