The Wedding

For me this is a larger work. 16 X 18 inches or thereabouts. Now doing some bigger watercolours in this sketch style. Weddings are very much part of the scene at Balmoral Beach, particularly on weekends. There were 7 groups …

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Corner Flowershop

Back to my sketches. Working to gather a nice cross-section of  ‘Homes, Gardens & Vistas’ for my exhibition starting Sept 2nd. Our Open Day for everyone to pop in and see the show will be on Saturday Sept 3. This …

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Afternoon Shadows, Manly Beach

This is a Winter beach painting. If it was summer, you’d hardly see the sand for people, and the shadows would be much less. Winter can be the best of both seasons. Clear blue skies, no wind, calm seas and …

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Morning Walk, Fairlight

Been awhile since I’ve done a watercolour.  I need to keep a good selection of small local paintings in watercolour.  Of course I’ve been doing the soft acrylics, but are much bigger. I love the long morning shadows. It means …

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Re-visit the Rhone Alpes France

The reach of the internet is a wondrous thing. Somebody had seen the earlier painting of these toll houses and asked to buy the original. Absolutely. We had some correspondence and a smaller size was decided. If you live in …

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Women Artists Worth Seeing

It’s funny how things work out. I’d seen Galleryeight on ‘Art Forum’ and liked the sound of the people, the venue, the Artists they are attracting, and decided it might be a Gallery I’d like to show in myself. There …

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Turquoise Water – Manly

Drum roll. Da daaaaa. The painting is complete. Last week I went to Manly and did the drawing and this week the painting has happened. Although I had photos I decided against referring to them at all. The drawing was …

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Milo the Cat at Monet’s Garden

Milo likes to get about. I realised he must have followed us onto the train to Vernon, then got himself to Monet’s Garden on the bus that takes you to the village. He must have loved the peace and quiet …

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The Toll houses of Pont en Royan

Another of Jackie’s great finds. Painting locations which are different, challenging and historical. Pont en Royan is one of the villages high in the Vercors national park in France. These gorges are some of the most famous in Europe. The …

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Chantal’s Jardin in Virieu

On this day we were invited to paint in the garden of Mme and M Pinaud. She speaks some English so was telling us she was disappointed that the blooms were not out. We’ve had snow here until quite recently …

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