Vineyard in Spain.

A couple of vineyard watercolours following a great visit to #pradoreybodegas Many thanks to Camino …lovely wine as well as olive oil!

#watercolor #watercolour @moleskine @royaltalensuk #vineyard #winery #bodegas #vines #Spain #riberadelduero #vanlife @pradoreybodegas

Arch number two!

I like painting fast but this was getting a bit stressful…..the sea was coming!! These amazing arches are visible only at low tide twice a day. We were there as the day began… #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #AsCatedrais-AguasSantas @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalens @royaltalensuk @brittanyferries #rocks #beach

To Spain……

Leaving, travelling and arriving in Spain – not necessarily shown in the correct order 😉 ……watercolour sketches of The Isle of Wight, the wake from the ship #capfinistaire and Santander cliffs. @brittanyferries @royaltalensuk #watercolour #watercolour @britpleinair #pleinair #Spain #Cantabria @moleskine #rembrandtwatercolour

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

Spanish pics PV video…

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Here is the first in a series on HampshireOpenStudios PV videos – this bit with my Spanish pictures I am showing. Hanging is mostly hung …..today! VERY DODGY FILMING 😬 So here’s a recap from my last post….. One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻‍🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ at Aspex Gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽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 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth @sarahbezeee

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Throw Back Thursday.

Inspired by @leecraigmile to think about where I’d like to go back to on #TBT #throwbackthursday – Yes Skye is up there, but looming large in my diary is a return trip to #NorthernSpain #asturias #cantabria #Galicia ….it’s very like #scotland in many ways. Dramatic beaches. Quite. Mountains. Forest. Great seafood….but you have to swop the #whisky for #Albariño wine….so practically twin locations….oh and there are great things to paint. Head back through my Instagram posts to Sept 2018 to see 😉

Wet and Windy #WIP Open Studio!

Well it’s rather grim here today…rain and wind…but if you are brave enough to venture out, it’s cosy here at my Open Studio! And the kettle is on! See you later!

Eucalyptus trees and rocks.

Reworking and enlarging this from September in Spain. Thinking about brightening the paint and working more gesturally …..“The great outcrop of rocks on this amazing #surfersbeach – from the other direction … simple yet complex colours…and hazy spray afternoon light with the typical and tall eucalyptus tree shapes on the shore. Interesting to paint the sand markings of footprints and pitch lines.”

#asturias #sanvicentedelabarquera #oil #pleinair @britpleinair #oilpainting #allaprima #Spain #beach #rocks #marine @Jacksons_art @WinsorAndNewton #galifornia

Winter Open Studio #WIP Works in Progress 2018

This time next week I shall be setting up for a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 10-5pm 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? If you can’t make that some of my work from Jane Austen’s House Museum and Hampshire Cultural Trust will be in Winchester Museum from December 5th (more on that another time)…..or contact me for a PV at my studio another time if you can’t make the weekend 🙏 Hope to see you soon!

#Spain #galicia #asturias #galifornia #pleinair @briteinair #Hampshire #fareham @skyartsartistoftheyear #sketchbooks #inktober #wninktober @moleskine @hantsculture @janeaustenshousemuseum

Enlarging…

Trying to think a lot more about how I’d put the paint on and use colour if this was one of my watercolours. #rocks #beach #walkonthebeach #Asturia #sanvicentedelabarquera #northernspain #pleinair @britpleinair #landscape

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

Sun on the Spanish Mountains.

Sun on the mountains in today’s effort with watercolour from my Spanish travel sketchbook…painted on the move. #Spain #Galicia #watercolour #sketchbook #galifornia #mountains @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Spanish fog and sun through the trees.

I have been working up a sketch drawn whilst on the move in Spain. It was a foggy day and then suddenly the sun shone through the tall trees and appeared red on the fog. It’s too long for a full shot on here….see My Instagram Story for more detail. The helpers found this quite tiring today too…see last pic! #trees #eucalyptus #spain #galicia #galifornia #fog #sun #jackrussell #watercolour #watercolor #sketching @moleskine

#RiasBaixas #Spain #rocks #pleinair

Campsite right on the beach…which also has rocks!

Really friendly site and lovely Spanish family next door. I don’t recall painting such a brightly coloured sea before…but that is UK living I suppose! I need to rephotograph (it so damn sunny here!) but my Instagram Story has the full development x

Siesta …and more painting this afternoon I hope!

#spain #RiasBaixas @campingmuineira.es #Ablabrinio #Galicia #plienair @britpleinair #oilpaint #allaprima @Jacksons_online #linenboard @WinsorandNewton #oils