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Busy months ahead!

Busy months ahead!

Half way through August and starting to realise a few deadlines are approaching fast for the Open Exhibtions that are of interest to me. They all start to happen during the last few months of the year and the submission dates pile up and it becomes a bit of a...

Halfway through the Art Year!

Yes, we have just passed the longest day and I have become acutely aware that not a lot of studio painting has been accomplished to date. As much as I would like to aspire to spending a little time in the studio every day for at least some time, domestic life seems to...

Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new website!

Having struggled a bit over the last few years to re-configure the older site, I have had the assistance of a great new website designer based here in St Albans called Ralph Bartholomew of St Albans Web Design. www.stalbanswebdesign.com We have drawn up a wish list...

Thinking ahead for 2017

Thinking ahead for 2017

My last post was for activity up to the end of last year, and there has been a considerable gap in the blog writing until now. It is certainly time to remedy that and publish some thoughts and accounts of my activity this year so far! The only painting that I was able...

Another year GONE!!

Another year GONE!!

It has been quite a good year for reaching a few gaols, and making progress with my work. As I write this month’s blog I am so pleased to have another painting on display in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. The painting last...

My creative Summertime

My creative Summertime

My first invitation to work and show at the Childwickbury Art Fair was a great success and an occasion that I really enjoyed being part of. Most visitors showed a lot of interest in my work and engaged in very interesting discussions about my way of painting. Two of...

Making painting work

Making painting work

April had a few disappointments, but also some good news for my artwork. My submission to the New English Art Club Open exhibition was first selected for viewing but subsequently rejected in the second round of selection for hanging. I have got to this stage before,...

New show and new paint

New show and new paint

At last, a few signs of Spring in the weather and some bright days slotted in between those dull and rainy ones! When  landscape subjects are not inspiring me in this dull weather I tend to go off on a tangent and consider other subjects, and so this month I have been...