First day of Hampshire Open Studios 2019! 😊

This picture says it all – probably my busiest Hampshire Open Studios days ever for me yesterday. This is my 6th year. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME. I was too busy hosting to paint!

The flowers were a bit dead yesterday, I wonder if I’ll get anywhere near finishing it today before they completely die, or whether I’ll be wiping the board as a failure. 🤞It’s a failure and I have lots more guests today 😊THIS YEAR I have the option to buy a PRINT of my work if the original out of range. They are pre order-able….so ask me more when you come! ☕️🚽August 18-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Open!

And we’re off….

Please come along and see!

HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 🎉☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Greetings Cards!

Pleased that my cards for Open Studios arrived in a timely manner yesterday!! I have two watercolours, two Oils and two Inks….singly or in various mixed packs, to add to my previous cards. Looking forward to seeing friends for a PV later (🤫- I’ve made 🍰🧁) and also excited to be opening the door to EVERYONE tomorrow from 10am 😍🎨

August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk ☕️🚽🎨🖼#hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #Scotland #isleofskye #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Skye memories.

Having a sort out and remembering my fabulous trip to Skye and Glenbrittle earlier in the year. #oilpainting #observationalart #isleofskye #Glenbrittle @glenbrittlecampsite #vikingsettlement #fairypools #fairypoolsisleofskye @britpleinair #pleinair

Glen Coe revisited….with details.

A chance to unpack and photograph! The winds of Glen Coe in the van, seem such a long time ago now which was at the start of my trip north. #oilsketch #glencoe #Scotland #pleinairpainting #panorama #mountain #mountains #details

Towards Staffin after the snow!

One from yesterday ….AFTER the snow adventure- looking towards Staffin. I don’t usually use Gum Arabic much but felt I needed some on theses Scottish landscapes – so I could work more quickly in the cold and wind and drop more colour into wet areas. Luckily and happily I was able get hold of some at Portree in the Aros Community Centre Shop 😊 #isleofskye #Staffin #landscape #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton #scotland #sketch #sketchbook #Portree

Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

Ha ha ha!!! How fun! And a genuine treat…finally got the chance to see all three of my artist friends (well done all three!) on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year’s third episode in Loch Fyne! @b.ramsey1973 @mariaroseartist @michaelweller So so so… pleased it wasn’t my choice on the day! All winners in my book. Having been on the programme I know the pressures of the day with its filming interruptions and all the fun too. Really hope you all had fun guys. ❤️ #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear @skyartsartistoftheyear #pleinair @britpleinair #scotland #lochfyne #inveraray

#Scotland #drawing #ink #friends #sketchbook #BackFromTheFramer

  
Some happy Scottish memories back from the framer!

Back from the framer last evening – (well done again Steve) – are these two ink drawings from my sketchbook mounted together; I rather like the double approach which I’ve not done before. They are a gift to some longstanding friends to mark several significant dates in their lives this year, and to thank them for a great time in Scotland last month. ❤️ 

#trees #Scotland #PleinAir #sketchbook #ink #watercolour

   
   
Sometimes my work is very long in a ‘panoramic landscape direction’. The huge Scots Pine and Douglas Fir trees in Scotland, made for work that is very tall rather than very long.

 Spring is a little later there too; daffodils are still emerging 🙂