Here are the three paintings that I am working on at present – but have not been able to spend as much time in the studio as I would like. Getting work framed for Christmas shows and other more domestic chores also – preparation for Dorset Art Weeks and Christmas, of course. I hope next week will see these three completed and more ideas I have underway….
Two Trees 120 x 120 cm oil/canvas. I see these trees – with Duncliffe behind them most days when the animals ( the two cats and the dog) and I go for our walk. Actually – all three paintings are on familiar walks …
Melbury and Compton Down 80 x 120 cm oil/canvas – I have painted this landscape so many times over the past ….nearly 40 years and this Hill in particular keeps me coming back over and over again … ! This is the walk when we cross the lane and walk north towards Shaftesbury. Its about 5 minutes away. I can see Melbury from my kitchen window …. makes washing up a joy! (almost) well – everytime I look out of the window the hill – MY hill changes, looks different, always entrancing!
Fontmell Down and the Curlews 90 x 90 oil / canvas … I have not painted this particular view before – and I rarely choose a view with buildings in … but I am rather pleased with this take on a familiar subject…. mostly the walks here
require a lift ‘to the top ‘ above Littledown and we walk home – what a delight! I have seen the ravens we have at home and red or black kites too. No curlews sadly!