Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Open studios in May

This year I am taking part in the West Berkshire and North Hampshire open studios in May. The brochures are now available (I have a few copies or you can get them from various venues in Newbury). All the details are also on the website www.open-studios.org.uk.

I also have my open studio invites which I will be distributing after Easter. I hope you like the image.

Open studios invite (front)

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Venice - Canal with the yellow poles

Venice is such an amazing place to visit. This painting brings back so many happy memories of my wanderings in Venice with camera and sketch book. Here are some of the notes I made and below the resulting painting -
  • large yellow poles - tall and almost imposing - much bigger than I expected them to be 
  • narrow side canal - buildings crowding in - different shapes of windows
  • wonderful small bridge in the distance, people gazing over
  • gondolier making its way gently along
  • light on the water, lightly swirling, reflections of the yellow poles
  • time stood still