#189 ‘Hollyhocks, Ile de Re’ 8×8″

#189 ‘Hollyhocks, Ile de Re’ 8×8″

 We are in the main town called Saint Martin on this picturesque island in France. The hollyhocks grow in the streets and are in full bloom and look gorgeous against the white washed houses and terracotta roofs. I painted the shape of the shadows first, then...
#188 ‘Fishing Boat, Ile de Re’ 8×10″

#188 ‘Fishing Boat, Ile de Re’ 8×10″

 Early morning and gorgeous warm light. I started a painting before which was a little more square onto the boat, the composition wasn’t so good. But it worked out well to scrap it and start again because by the time I was putting the light onto this...
#187 ‘Fort National, St Malo’ 8×10″

#187 ‘Fort National, St Malo’ 8×10″

 First painting of the Wapping Group & friends French 9 day trip. 37 degree melting heat. Had to find shelter so I wedged myself into a turret on the old ramparts wall. See pic below. Someone said it looked like I had my own little Studio! People have...
#186 ‘Cherries in a Green Pot’ 6×6″

#186 ‘Cherries in a Green Pot’ 6×6″

I wanted to paint from life (not from a photo) while we were doing the Open Studios last weekend. My Mum kindly gave us some cherries to eat, they looked so good I painted them, and then ate them!I enjoyed painting the cherries more than I thought I would, the rich...