..... or painting with impish kittens ..... this is Muriel and she was determined to sit on my lap - or my palette. She was rather put out when I stood up to work!
I think I said before that I always work best standing up - something to do with the energy!
SPRING IN THE ORCHARD 60 x 60 cm oil/canvas
This is the first time this year I have got my things outside - except for France of course! It seems to take a while to remember how to organise myself - longer each spring! I remember going out painting in the winter - painting the River Mole near Leatherhead and my boy friend of the time anchoring my easel with rope to a brick to stop the wind blowing it away.... the canvas like a sail and turps spilling all over the palette! My days of outward bound painting are over!
But there is nothing like painting in the landscape and yesterday was a real gift -there were Chiffchaffs in the tree I was painting ..... and the swallows and woodpeckers ..... wonderful. And then a good friend called round and we went for an evening walk. What bliss!