Two ‘jam-jar’ paintings – and calendars

By Sally Pudney on 16th October 2020

Last time I went to the field I brought back rosehips and oak twigs, which now feature in two tiny paintings – just 30cm square.

Essex Field: September Rosehips

Essex Field: September Acorns

They are both in Wilkin & Sons Ltd of Tiptree jam-jars. The rosehips in Little Scarlet, which seemed appropriate, and the acorns in an Orange & Tangerine marmalade jar!

This morning I went over to my printers, Point Graphics Ltd in Maldon to collect my newly printed calendars for 2021. It is called East Anglian Coast and Countryside. It features paintings from two of my painting series from last year, On the Edge: The North Sea, and Summer . . . 

I am delighted with how they have turned out. As always, the colour reproduction is spot on! They will be going in my website shop in the next day or two priced £16.00 which includes free postage and packing to any UK address.

In my Studio: I will be making my October farm visit when the weather brightens up and starting my Essex Field: October painting. In the meantime I am starting an Autumn . . . mini series of small paintings. I think they will be Autumn in the Woods, Autumn in the Field, Autumn in the Orchard and Autumn on the Allotments – but this could change! This is the Autumn equivalent of the Summer . . .  series I did last year, and will also be made into a pack of greetings cards when I have finished all four paintings.

Covid news – bad news – You may have heard that Essex has just been moved to Tier 2 of the Covid restrictions starting from midnight tonight. There is not a tremendous number of cases here at present, but apparently there is concern that the number of cases is rising very rapidly. The main impact of this is that one is not permitted to meet with anyone from another household indoors. This means, of course, that unless the county reverts to Tier 1 very swiftly, which does not seem likely, I will be unable to hold my November Open Studio event, as that involves people coming into my house. I shall organise another online week, as I did in the summer – not the same but the best I can do at present. I really miss not being able to talk to all you lovely visitors, and tell you the stories behind my work.

We must just hope for better times next year. Stay safe and well! 🙂

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