‘Essex Field: January’

By Sally Pudney on 24th January 2020

Here is the first painting in my new series, depicting Martins Field at Aldham!

Essex Field: January

I finished it a couple of days ago, but it has been so dark and gloomy here this week, that I was unable to photograph it until this morning.

I’m now planning on a small painting of some of the seed heads I found in the field . . . .

And then when – IF!! – it brightens up a bit, I would like to make a proper start on my Towers and Spires in the Trees series, but at the moment it is misty and drizzly and doesn’t tempt me to go out drawing.  I did a small painting of Dedham church tower across the fields in the first few days of January, when I was messing about in my studio waiting for the weather to be suitable for my first field visit, but I wasn’t very happy with it so will re-do this later in the Spring.

Anglian Arts Project: Our planning for the 2020 exhibition has come on a long way since the 1st January when I told you all about the new venue. We had an extremely useful visit to The Naze Centre last week, meeting Max, the Assistant Centre Manager, who was very helpful and enthusiastic about our plans. Graham and I are both very impressed by the positive reaction we have received, and especially by the amount of free publicity which our show will be given by the Essex Wildlife Trust. While we were there we were able to measure up the room, getting out tables and working out possible positions for various types of ‘stall’. We will be able to comfortably fit twelve artists and makers into the space, six ‘hanging’ artists – painters and printmakers – and six makers – jewellers, potters, textile artists, etc. I already have thirteen potential exhibitors on my list, and will start contacting them next week. I’m just looking for one more maker . . .

Friday again! – and only one more week of January! Hope you enjoy your weekend 🙂


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