Starting Number 11
I’ve been busy this week at my desk doing Faculties, but I managed to get out into my studio this afternoon. I’ve made a start on Fingringhoe Wick: November, wielding a palette knife to slide in a smooth cloudless sky with a varied mix of Cobalt Blue Deep and Titanium White. This is very unusual for my paintings, as I usually use Indanthrene Blue and Cerulean Blue Chromium mixed with Titanium White. But the cloudless Autumn sky just called for Cobalt!
Painting number 11 of this year’s painting project – and it only seems a couple of months since I started! But I have been giving a bit of thought to how my book, ‘A Year on Fingringhoe Wick,’ is going to go together once I’ve finished all twelve paintings. And I’ve also been planning out my 2018 painting project, poring over Ordnance Survey maps and making lists. I’m really excited about the next one, and can’t wait to share it and get started.
A new batch of mugs arrived yesterday with some of my paintings on them, which include a few special Christmas ones. This reminds me that it’s only just over a week before my next ARTSTUFF stall at St Leonard’s Christmas Bazaar. It is in the Church Hall behind St Leonard’s Church in Lexden Road CO3 4BL on Saturday, 2nd December 10.30am – 2.00pm. I shall have my 2018 calendars for sale, plus packs of the Post Box Christmas cards, single Telephone Box Christmas cards, Essex Wood cards and books, postcards, notebooks and mugs. If you are in the area do call in and say hello. 🙂