|Wet mud and reflections at Brancaster Staithe
I'll start off this period with some paintings from a new favourite painting place, Brancaster Staithe in Norfolk. Both of these pieces got me really excited, and I'm trying a studio painting based on the one below.
|Boat sheds at Brancaster Staithe
|At the RSMA
Thanks to Peter Barker for photo!
|Low tide at Mousehole
|Wet sand in Mousehole harbour
Managed to get a week in Cornwall at the end of October with the children and Maisie. We had some rainy days but on the whole it was good and I managed to combine painting with other activities such as eating scampi and chips in the pub.
|St Clements Isle, sparkling light
In November I was working on further magazine articles and painting portraits, with some new studio work too. I gave workshops on 'finding and using more colour', 'painting like the impressionists' and 'an introduction to oils'. I travelled north to York and east to Horncastle to meet art groups and give demos.
My article on painting 'vibrant still life' was published in The Artist magazine.
|Peonies and hen
In December it was back down to London for the Royal Institute of Oil painters preview, and then again for a portrait painting day, and again for the portrait painting evening. Big month for train fares!
I was enormously honoured to have three paintings accepted and hung in the exhibition this year.
|Sails up in harbour, Paimpol
Oils 24" x 30"
|Me with Galley hill allotments
at ROI show 2013
|Fresh fried fish, Essaouira
Then as if the year could get any more exciting at all, my painting of Galley hill allotments in the snow which was painted right back in January and saved all year for the ROI (and luckily they wanted it!) won the Making a Mark award for 'best painting of a place on an art blog in 2013'! Hooray! A double honour, and big thanks to you if you voted ;-)