SPRING IN THE ORCHARD 60 x 60 cm oil/canvas
This is the first time this year I have got my things outside – except for France of course! It seems to take a while to remember how to organise myself – longer each spring! I remember going out painting in the winter – painting the River Mole near Leatherhead and my boy friend of the time anchoring my easel with rope to a brick to stop the wind blowing it away…. the canvas like a sail and turps spilling all over the palette! My days of outward bound painting are over!
But there is nothing like painting in the landscape and yesterday was a real gift -there were Chiffchaffs in the tree I was painting ….. and the swallows and woodpeckers ….. wonderful. And then a good friend called round and we went for an evening walk. What bliss!