|Gardening at Assington Mill|
I decided to add a figure gardening, so I looked in my sketchbooks for inspiration. I'm not sure if I made the right decision or not, but I know that you have to try these things. I also darkened up the darks and added a few details such as the little fence posts on the right. I am unsure though, it's such a difficult thing to do, transport someone into a painting who wasn't ever there!
Today I took ten paintings over to the Whisby natural world centre, south west of Lincoln. I'm taking part in a month long exhibition there with other Lincolnshire artists, and I'm going to be painting there all day Sunday 7th so come and see me if you're in the area! I will be on or near the boardwalk at the back of the centre overlooking the large lake - I'm not stupid, I know where the coffee is!
I've also been treating myself spending prize money again - I thought this easel lamp with daylight simulation bulb was a great investment for late winter afternoons or even just a dark day.