A touch of Degas…

And plié.

Another oil on board with my trusty palette knife. I’ve been using it so much recently, I think I can now deftly repoint the stonework outside the gallery. Hmm. Maybe I should’ve thought of that earlier, as the river is on its way back up again. Finger’s crossed there isn’t a replay of the 2013 floods. That was a Venetian Christmas Eve if there ever was one!

Oo I could could call this painting Swan Lake, but that’s tempting fate…

Enjoy x

Messy time…

Ooh Ma, ’tis parky outside.

It’s enough to make you paint in monochrome by the looks of it! This painting is quite uncolourful by my usual standard, so I will start flinging some hues around soon with my palette knife. I have plenty of time to paint today as we’re open until late. We are having a midweek merriment evening, so if you fancy shopping with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie on board, pop on down!

Enjoy X

Wisteria…

There was no hysteria over this wisteria. The painting came together nicely after the madhouse that was last week! The Xmas Fair and light switch on went well and we were busy through the weekend… so that meant I could splash out on more art supplies immediately. Money never burns a hole in my pocket, as I deny it every chance! I have new boards and this is one of my many pleasures in life, so I am a happy lass right now. We are aiming for a refurbishment ( I am not sure how much you can dolly up an old cow shed, but there you go ) for the new year, so I want to paint new art for when we reopen. As you can see I have already been wafting my palette knives and brushes around…

Enjoy X