Work in progress!

Can’t wait to post…had so much admin and non artwork stuff to do I’ve had to wait to paint….the wait is over and having lots of fun this morning with these peonies #WIP #Workinprogress with the rain pouring down outside. #watercolour first and grabbed my teaching bag from yesterday @theartacademylondon and did a bit of wet drawing #watercolor #sketch @seawhiteofbrighton #oilpainting #observationalart #peonies #Hampshire #flowers

Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition 2018

Just delivered these three to the Chelsea Art Society’s 71st Open Exhibition 🤞🤞🤞- a first attempt at this one for me. Two untypical flower submissions from me; Sunflowers 40x40cms, Lavender in deep shade 40x40cms, from the unusually hot Summer months …and Blue Tent; Cantabria from our Northern Spain trip. 20x30cms Lots of lovely things being deposited whilst I was there at The Old Town Hall on #kingsroad and a few familiar faces! 😉 GOOD LUCK all my fellow non-members! #chelseaartsociety @chelseaartsociety

#sunflowers #lavender #flowers #Spain #Cantabria #camping #tent #summer2018 #pleinair @britpleinair @place_to_paint

#framing #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima

Framing today …I wasn’t sure about this one but now it’s framed there are bits I see much clearer. Why not come along to see it ??? during http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙? #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima #artoninstagram

Working from life #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #markmaking #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

Working from life trying to capture accurately the essence of shapes, colours and tones; I have lately been rather taken with some flowering pot plants at home. Here are our cornflowers in pots at the sunny front of our house. #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #allaprima #markmaking #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram

Yesterday I hung the #bunting for #hampshireopenstudios for the first time. August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at #TheGoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

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Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at the #GoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms #tesco 

 So I bought some marked down peonies in #Tesco – they were a very bright lipstick pink. Thought they might go brown and die. Amazingly they have lasted ages and opened out into the handspan stunning blooms, slowly fading from pink to cream. They have fabulous middles. I am sketching first – might go into oil next…