‘Essex Field: October’, snippings and an update on Open Studios

By Sally Pudney on 29th October 2020

Just finished this morning – my tenth painting in my project Twelve Months in an Essex Field.

Essex Field: October

This is down at the bottom of the field, near the Roman River, and shows the rye coming through, several inches high now. The field maples are showing their autumn colour quite strongly.  The field was also very muddy down at the bottom there – it will be back to wellies and a walking pole next month!

My snippings drawing this month is of hazel twigs, with next Spring’s embryo catkins already formed, along with the slender leaves of willow, whose twigs already have next year’s buds visible, and field maple with winged seed pods ready to fly in the autumn winds and grow into new trees. The leaves are colouring, twisting and drying ready to fall, but the promise of next Spring is already in evidence.

Open Studios: As I mentioned in my last post, Covid restrictions mean that my November Open Studio event will have to be a ‘virtual’ on-line one again. I will be running an Open Studios week from Saturday, 28th November to Saturday, 5th December. Just prior to this week I will be releasing new Christmas cards, limited edition prints and greetings cards packs in the shop. I will mark everything as either POSTING OR COLLECTION or FOR COLLECTION ONLY as I did in June.

I will be sending out an extra email newsletter on Sunday, 22nd November, with all the details,  so if you are interested make sure you are signed up to receive newsletters.

Go to the Home page of my website, scroll down to the bottom of the page, add your email address in the box and click subscribe. It’s as easy as that! I normally send out a newsletter on the last day of each month with information on new paintings, exhibitions, the Anglian Arts Project, new merchandise and plans for the future. You can unsubscribe at any time if you are no longer interested.

Hope you’re all ok and coping with whatever Covid restrictions you have where you live! 🙂


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