These two will be framed and ready for Hampshire open studio 2019.
A very Merry Christmas from myself and the boys, Woody, Paddy and Struggles.
Many thanks to everyone who visited St Barbe museum over the last couple of weeks in support of oakhaven hospice. We have had a great number of silent bids on the wonderful paintings, which were all generously gifted by many local artist, with all raised proceeds going straight to the hospice itself.
Twenty paintings went under the hammer this evening, including my ‘Henrick’ hare in oils, I am pleased to report that he made £110 for the hospice, and has found a lovely new home. Many thanks.
Congratulations to the oakhaven fundraising team, and St Barbe for hosting the event.
Today is national dog day, those best friends we share our lives with, working partner, soul mate. All shapes and sizes, Big, small, hairy, curly, black, brown, cream, white, or even spotty! Long legs, short legs. Quick learner, sneaky stealer? Frisbee retriever, or even those that prefer their sleep…snorer! Long walks in the sunshine….’oh no get your coat it’s raining,’ Again! Who ever you have, or remember? They stay in our hearts forever.
We are on day three of our arty exhibition here in the New forest, all is going well, and the weather has been kind. We have had a steady flow of visitors and have met some really lovely people. Here are some of the paintings
One of my friends, Sharon came along with her felting box which prompted me to get mine out and have a go at a needle felted picture for the first time, I really enjoyed it, really relaxing, maybe a little more practice needed, but I think it has potential? It beats the mess I create when wet felting flowers, and the 3d animals I had a go at in the past, well I just don’t have the patience for…maybe this could be the way forward for my collection of Marino/cashmere fibres? What do you think ?
I have been struggling for time to paint over the last few months. Instead of getting anything finished I seem to have about 20 half complete paintings on the go. Most of those are oil, so it’s all good to go slow I guess. I am near completion of my charity auction oil painting for oakhaven hospice 20×20, so I will post that very soon, I hope it’s a hit and raises lots of money, as usual I have painted a hare….I will pop up a sneak peak now 😉. But my post for today is to feature this beautiful working cocker spaniel ‘Bronte’ owned by my friends daughter. She is a real little charmer. I have painted her in my hand made watercolour paints, with the addition of some coloured pencil.
I am feeling so happy to have had one of my paintings featured in the recent SAA magazine. I was so thrilled as I was reading through, to suddenly turn the page and see my boxer painting looking right back at me.