Softer colours of rural France

We leave after an amazing week here in rural France. We were from Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and USA. I have taken so much learning from last week in Barga and it is beginning to show in my new works. …

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There was a crooked house. Virieu

This was a challenge. Buildings in France are never quite squared up anyway, so I adored this one. It seems some very well known painters have done this one too. In the village of Virieu, they are so very proud …

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Life on the Dressing Table

Most of the time you don’t notice what lives on your dressing table. Until one day you suddenly see it. The smile. The eyes. Every day they see you, but do you see them? The specs have a leopard living …

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Setting Sun

I had to go fast to catch this at all. I happened to look up as the sun was casting a warm light on the buildings opposite, before it ducked down below the hill. I have a few bits and …

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Full Moon – Cropped 4 Ways

I hadn’t realised we had a full moon till I suddenly noticed how bright the night seemed to be. This moon was fabulous and I wondered if it was possible to paint all those subtle darks. I knew I couldn’t …

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