Sunday, 4 December 2011


Here are the three paintings that I am working on at present - but have not been able to spend as much time in the studio as I would like.  Getting work framed for Christmas shows and other more domestic chores also -  preparation for Dorset Art Weeks and Christmas, of course.   I hope next week will see these three completed and more ideas I have underway....

Two Trees 120 x 120 cm oil/canvas.  I see these trees - with Duncliffe behind them most days when the animals ( the two cats and the dog) and I go for our walk.   Actually - all three paintings are on familiar walks ...   

Melbury and Compton Down  80 x 120 cm oil/canvas  - I have painted this landscape so many times over the past ....nearly 40 years and this Hill in particular keeps me coming back over and over again ...  !  This is the walk when  we cross the lane and walk north towards Shaftesbury.  Its about 5 minutes away.  I can see Melbury from my kitchen window ....   makes washing up a joy! (almost) well - everytime I look out of the window the hill - MY hill changes, looks different, always entrancing!

Fontmell Down and the Curlews 90 x 90 oil / canvas ... I have not painted this particular view before - and I rarely choose a view with buildings in ... but I am rather pleased with this take on a familiar subject....  mostly the walks here 
require a lift 'to the top ' above Littledown and we walk home - what a delight! I have seen the ravens we have at home and red or black kites too.  No curlews sadly!