I went out looking for good painting spots for my workshop in September yesterday. Unfortunately I just happen to choose the one day in the last couple of weeks when the light was flat, but I did find two more places which would be good for painting, plus plenty of space to park. I am busy working on commissions, so not going out to paint much. Plus I sold a painting in my new gallery last weekend, so I am really happy about that!
I have to say it has just been glorious lately. The walk to my studio is so wonderful that I turn down the offer of rides just so that I can walk. The trees are all out now and the horse chestnuts are in full bloom. Tonight on my way home, I climbed up the hill behind the house and took some more photos. The X marks the location of my studio. Can’t ask for more!
It’s 9 pm on Friday and I have just finished this painting, (except for a few finishing touches I am sure) I was so happy! I thought I would post it since I haven’t posted anything recently… been too busy. As my Dad keeps telling me it’s now 30 days until I leave for the UK. I still have quite a few paintings to finish. Help!
Anyway, you have probably figured out that this is another Tweed Valley painting, but from a different view point from my usual.
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.
The tools of the trade…
I have been working on this same plate for weeks… making mistakes and then trying to fix them!
I really think part of the charm of going to etching class is it’s surroundings and old worldliness…. not that I wouldn’t mind a brand spanking new studio with all the appropriate ventilation and light for myself and for Barry of course!