Well I can truely say that Autumn has arrived as I spent yesterday afternoon sweeping up leaves in the garden and picking blackberries along my lane! Even thought the weather over the last few days has surpassed itself with lovely sunshine and bright blue skies not to mention the high temperatures.
I spent some of September on holiday in Co. Clare, visiting the Burren, Killaloe and Doolin. We took a boat over to Innishere for the day and had a boat trip around the Cliffs of Moher accommpanied by the resident wild dolhpin! I took a series of photos and did some sketching as well as walking swimming and generally relaxing. Below are a few images.
Back to painting now in earnest, much to do to prepare for Christmas, dare I mention that word already, but us creative folks do have to look ahead. So with that in mind I am into some mixed media work as well as continuing with the wild flowers.
I'm also loving finding some talented mixed media artists including Louise O'Hara, she has a busy facebook page Drawing to Stitch and a lovely website too. www.drawntostitch.com her work is delightful. I also have an artist friend Sara Johnson who is busy teaching and exhibiting around the east of England Suffolk and Norfolk this year. You can find her work at www.sarajohnson-art.co.uk. Her work is beautiful, understated landscapes and bird studies in watercolour and pen and wash.
On that note I'll close for September and see you in October with hopefully some more new work!!