It was mid July ....then I blinked and it's now November ! Ha ha, I don't know what happened but the time has flown by ! So what have I been up to ?
Well, although the Summer started off well the weather soon turned rather dreary for the rest of it.
My walks have been shorter this year and I decided to do more exploring of the access land on The South Downs . It turned out to be a good idea as I've been able to view the surroundings from different angles and discover more wonderful scenes to paint.
The Hawthorn berries especially looked good , bright splashes of vivid red lighting up the grassy slopes as in my painting below.
| "Beacon Blaze"
Summer ended and Autumn opened it's door . This is the time when bonfire night celebrations start and also time to dress up and enjoy the fun ! My costume is a celebration of Autumn . It was all about experimenting with different fabrics and paints .
Next I took part in the "anonymous heART" project. This was an art auction to raise funds for heart research . I contributed two 7" x 5" paintings and raised £320 which I was delighted with .
It's now mid November and I've been out and about in the woods , exploring new wonderful paths around mid Sussex
|"November Sun " Acrylic on canvas 24" x 18"