Monday, 25 July 2011

Driving South

Driving South Oil on canvas.

In a matter of days I will be on the motorway driving through France. Paints are packed. Fresh supplies, just delivered, sit in boxes in the hall. I'm hoping for a productive few months and a car full of new paintings when I make the journey home. Then there are my friends, some of 15 years standing, who live in the village and who help make my life in Montcuq so good.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

One Day in Spring

One Day in Spring. Oil on canvas.

Back from Germany, back from London and one more trip down the M4 to Cardiff. This time the landscape was not as it was in Spring when I was inspired to paint this picture. Then, the fresh, delicate shades of the trees in blossom were breathtaking after the cold, monochrome landscapes of Winter. My trip this time was a battle through heavy rain - where is Summer?
I am anxious to get back to work but I need to get ready for the drive to France in the next two weeks. I have two paintings I would like to finish before I go so that's what I'm aiming for.