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.
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!