Friday, 24 October 2008

4 months later...

The summer has been and gone and I haven't been keeping things up to date. It's been a hectic time, with family traumas and several long drives to Lancashire, but have managed to do some art work too!
Had a visit to Wales (wet), Scotland (wet) and the Lake District (!!) and did some sketching which later came in handy for a project called 'Journeys'. Still lots of ideas to develop,but at least I've done some ground work. Found a landscape artist called Lewis Noble and am following a project he is involved with at Chatsworth House. Having also had a project based on 'Reflections', I am very interested in his current work.
Had 2 paintings accepted in the Portsmouth Open Art competition and exhibition, and 2 in the Chichester Stride Open, winning a small prize in the latter for one of my crow paintings! All good fun.
Haven't managed my target of at least 2 full days a week painting/drawing every week this summer, but am hoping things are settling down now, so I should be able to post some newer work soon. The 'studio' is still nice and warm, but am anticipating bleaker conditions soon. Still, one has to suffer for one's art!