|Reclining male with tattoos|
|Melting snow in the lane|
|Lincolnshire mud tracks 1|
|Lincolnshire mud tracks 3|
|Lincolnshire mud tracks 2|
While walking our dog, Maisie, I found colours in all the muddy tracks around our village!
I also made the most of the snow when it arrived, getting around locally to paint it every day it was here. I put on snowboarding trousers and pulled my pochade box around on a sledge.
|Snow day Sunday|
|Fred's paddock in the snow|
|Railway cottages at Carlton Scroop|
I had a little excitement when I had a painting pre-selected for the Royal Society of Portrait painters exhibition. The only problem was... the painting was in our French island house! There then followed a quick weekend dash to collect it in order to send it down to the Mall galleries. Unfortunately it didn't make it into the exhibition but it was the first time I'd entered and the fact that it had passed pre-selection gave me a real confidence boost.
I started teaching day workshops in my local area. It was lovely being back with the ladies that I used to teach weekly before disappearing to France. Some of the workshop topics I covered during this time were 'painting faster', 'acrylic painting', 'flower painting' and 'painting a tea party'.
|Painting faster workshop|
A speedy demo for the painting faster workshop!
Missing the sea, I also went for a drive to the Lincolnshire coast at Sutton-on-sea. It's become a favourite painting spot for me now, well worth driving for an hour and a half or so to get there!