Monday, 3 November 2014

Artists' diary Week 29

Lunches, afternoon teas and family.

Currently have my brother visiting from Canada for my fathers' 91st birthday so this week centered around family matters.

Birthday lunch on Monday followed by another on Thursday.

Wednesday was spent with friends critiquing plein air works completed the previous week.

Taught all day Friday at the RAS to make up a lesson I missed from last week. My students are achieving some amazing results considering they have been coming for less than a year.

Have started a plein air painting a day challenge for November and to make it a bit more interesting have decided to do all of mine in oil to try to reinforce as much as possible of the lessons learned in the Warwick Fuller workshop last weekend

Day 1
Day 2

On Sunday we headed to Blackheath to collect unsold paintings for myself and another artist and decided to drop into the Hydro Majestic for afternoon tea. Just stunning and the view leaves one breathless!

Still have to make it to another friend, Kristine Ballards' exhibition 'Cangiante' in Newtown!

Coming up is my annual Open Studio weekend and this year I have decided to do it over two weekends. So much to organize with trying to hang all new work, cleaning and sorting paintings, framing and finishing works!

All welcome!

Happy painting!

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