I've been out and about around the village outskirts but it's just so wet and muddy...
The storms have brought so many trees down that parts of the wood look like some sort of Jurassic landscape, it's such a shame but I'm sure new growth will soon arrive and the next generation will be able to enjoy the woodland that I have got to know over the past 5 years here in Newick.
Sometimes on my walks I discover the most unlikely things, twice last week I found myself having to look twice. Firstly I spotted 7 goldfish in a small, fast flowing country stream, they looked liked they were having a wonderful time! I guess that the recent downpours have caused someone's pond to flood and overflow resulting in the liberation of their fish.
Going back to the subject of painting I have had a good January, starting off with the Artist and Illustrator magazine choosing "Swanning around" as part of their January online exhibition .
|"Swanning Around" Painting the swans on Piltdown pond
Then finally and most excitingly was Daler Rowney inviting me to be a featured artist on their website. I am really pleased to have been asked and to discover how much they like my paintings.
All my work is created with their System 3 acrylics so it's a very apt place for me to be seen :)
Daler Rowney featured artist
In the mean time I have been having a little fun , with Valentine's day fast approaching I thought I would be a little romantic, 8"x 8" to be precise ....
Acrylic on canvas board
|Still life made with love and buttons
I have also just started a similar painting but on a slightly bigger canvas so watch this space :)
.....and here it is..
Acrylic on box canvas 16"x 12"x 1.5"
|"Button Love" fun still life