Catching Up.. again!

This last month has been so thrilling for us Brits.  For someone who likes just a small amount of sport I was surprisingly enthralled by the Olympics.  I wasn’t fortunate enough to have been able to attend, but I listened to it avidly on the radio whilst I painted with the odd mad dash to switch the TV on when it all became too exciting to hold a paintbrush steady!
Above is a photo of a gathering at Kettles Yard and the church next door to ring in the Olympics.  It seems such a long time ago, and now it’s all over I feel strangely bereft.  Still, we have the Paralympics to look forward to.
I have been posting a lot on my Facebook Painter and Printmaker site, (please ‘like’ if you haven’t already!) which seems easier somehow and I will try not to be too repetitive.  
Since my first year is now over I have been catching up on my painting and am back at Dad’s for a while.  His house is beginning to look like a studio!  (Hello Dad!).  I have been down to the marsh and back to Wicken Fen again trying to decide on what to do next year.  There is so much to inspire that I find it hard to settle upon one thing.  

Frampton Marsh

Wicken Fen continues to capture my imagination and I spent a very misty, then hot day there (11 hours in total) sketching and painting.

Early mist, Wicken Fen

I have been working on a number of oil paintings to send back to the US and here are a couple.
Autumn Cottonwoods 12 x 12 Oil/Panel
Distant Spire 10 x 12 Oil/Linen
I have been thinking about my blog and have been wondering if there is anything else that I can post that might be of interest to you all.  I would welcome suggestions so please don’t hesitate to send me a message!  That’s it for now.  I have to go for my morning run!

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Happy New Year to you all!




Yesterday Barry and I drove out to Frampton Marsh to take some photos in the fog! It was so gorgeous and I am very excited at the thought of getting down to some new work in 2011 and getting out to paint in the fresh air! I took some close up photos of some seed heads against the foggy background and I can feel some abstracts coming on! I need big canvases though and a huge studio. Hello Aunt Agnes… I hope your garage isn’t too cold!

Also, to encourage subscribers and followers I am taking a leaf out of Loriann’s book and will be a organising my first painting give away… details to follow… since I am having a little tipple before our New Year’s dinner… I might get carried away and offer a 60″ x 60″ by mistake! I have now been doing this blog for just over a year so I think it’s time to celebrate!