Portraits and poetry

PREPARATION FOR MY SHOW IN BELGRAVIA - OCTOBER 2017... there will be portraits as well as landscapes etc..... I am still searching for a suitable title.... as catchy and apt as Difficult Women is .... reluctantly I think it will have to go! Currently wondering about...

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Yet another #Difficult Women…

Gillian Cross #Difficult Woman 2 author of The Demon Headmaster.....among several other books.... There seems to be an inexhaustible supply ( of #difficult women!) fortunately!  ....  I will tell you some of them ..... but later ( that's a cliff hanger!!)   The...

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On not getting in the way of it …

I know the thing I seem to say most often about the 'Business of Painting' is ….. it is a mystery.... Today, whilst painting Erica,  I knew I didn’t know  ‘how the hell I would do it’ or …  ’what the hell I was doing’!     Maybe that feeling was less frightening than...

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JUST GO FOR IT!!!

I meant to post this before now … but you know how life is… ‘way leads on to way’ and one does not come back to this place, as one had  intended…Another poem you ask? Yes - it just came to me - 'The Road Less Travelled’  by Robert Frost.  I shall add it to the end of...

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I do like painting…!

DIFFICULT “God knows there are difficult women out there. Women who are - at times – shallow, bitchy, selfish, dishonest and, of course, crazy.” – AskMen: Why Men Date Difficult Women Difficult women don’t care what time it is, they’re crowding the bus stop with their...

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Glitch in the website

This is a quick follow-up blog post because I have discovered that several people have had difficulty with the website - which means they have lost out on the Christmassy paintings I was offering in my last email  .... the hens have gone and the other sheep are going...

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Riddles and quandaries

Riddles and quandaries Every so often I have spoken of the riddles and quandaries that I experience with painting - mostly how I find my way when stuck !! I am finding the same conundrum occurs with learning the piano .. and to solve them I need to apply some of the...

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It seems a long time …

...since I last wrote something here Which is a pity because I enjoy it …. The photo below is the painting I have been working on today … I like it though I can see as I type that I need to do something about the shape of the hill! It seems the first time in a long...

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DAW 2016

Where, when and how to get there – come and see my most recent work and enjoy the garden while it is in full bloom

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I am writing this one April evening

it has been a lovely sunny day which feels like such a blessing after the drenching rain and cold we have had. I had supper of homemade quiche - eggs from our three Dixie Chicks,  salad from the greenhouse.  As I write I have one cat at my elbow sniffing at the...

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Path to the Studio

Path to the studio   This is the actual path from the kitchen door to the studio - and you can see why sometimes I dont make it that far - dead heading gets me if the watering doesn't! and now there are cosmos to pick ...... and an abundance of sweet peas and...

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