For various reasons, it has been a rather long time since my last post. A major development has been the building of a new garden studio. This is now up and running, though we need to finish off a few “safety features” before we can formally open for public viewing. Private viewings are fine, though, by appointment. Three new paintings have been added – one is with Blue Indigo Gallery, Teignmouth, and I have yet to upload the image. The other two are on the site. One is Harbour Nocturne, which is in Port D’Andratx, Mallorca – the other is Evening Sun, Speeding Shadows and rather more accessibly is currently in the Teignmouth Art Society Summer Exhibition, Victoria Hall, Shaldon, until the end of August (along with Valley Road I and Reflections Below Castle Drogo).
In case anyone is wondering, the title of the latter reflects the fact that the preliminary sketch ideas were done off the 18.03 train from Paddington, as the train was speeding up the Teign Estuary. Several trips to London during July have produced several ideas for work – leaving early and coming back late gives you some wonderful light effects on the water during the summer months. For those of you not familiar with this wonderful railway line, this stretch between Exeter and Newton Abbot is one of the great (if not the greatest) railway journeys in Britain. Though it does have an unfortunate habit of collapsing into the sea on occasions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26076630