With the Art Tour only finished three weeks ago, I barely have time to draw breath before the preview for my biennial solo show at the Blagdon gallery at the Milkhope Centre, a few miles north of Newcastle.
Preparing for an exhibition should be a scientific affair, instead of which, I find myself in the grip of a fresh obsession with guinea fowl, who walk along the wall by the studio and peer in as I peer out at them, finding them the strange, curious, noisy spotty things once again. So, there seem to be at least 5 new guinea fowl paintings, which may or may not find favour at the exhibition!
I very much hope to squeeze in a couple of landscapes before the show. This is the time of year when all the colours in these moors and hills come to life, along with the more dramatic light of the late summer, early autumn skies.
I keep hoping to find a large frog to paint. I'd really like to do that right now. It has been quite a while since I found one in the garden, and had the time to study it.
Spencer, my big horse, has been beset with small injuries lately, and although his punctured sole does not seem to have become poisoned, he is lame when trotted on the road...WHY??
Annie has had her MMus marks for her performance (piano) which are just brilliant. I cant believe how many letters my daughters have after their names, and I have none.Hey ho.
I have put in a lovely photo of the Kingsmen Rapper Dancers at my studio preview party in June.