Three clementines

Ok, ok, but they’re gone now. They went in the Christmas cake last night so no more clementines for a while. I’d like to let you know that whilst my exhibition in Stratford-upon-avon is still running until next Thursday, I have another up my sleeve. I’ll be exhibiting at the Hepsibah Gallery in Hammersmith with Lesley Dabson who is a rather marvellous painter of boats, waves and Venice. We’d love to see you so do pop in if you’re in the area. Off to a very soggy Cumbria tomorrow so will touch base next week. Have a lovely weekend.

1860 three clementines

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Clems again

Well, you were warned. To me, it doesn’t matter what I paint just so long as I’m painting. I like to squeeze every last drop out of my purchases. They must start to rot soon. Tell me when you’re getting bored…

1859 clems again

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Lilies

I haven’t finished with my Clementines yet, oh no, not by a long way. However, to stave off your boredom, here’s a change. There is still time to see my exhibition ‘Still’ (if you pardon the pun) at The Stratford Gallery in Stratford-upon-Avon – running throughout the month. There are larger works there as well as some beautiful ceramics on show.

1858 Lilies

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Clementines in a blue bowl

They’re still going……..they must end up in a cake soon. Just to let you know I’ve posted some new workshop dates on my website, including a snowdrops painting day. If you’d like to give a workshop as a Christmas gift, I can offer a voucher. Have a great weekend.

1857 clementines in a blue bowl

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Still busy with the clementines but have also been working on a portrait today. I don’t do them that often but I’m quite enjoying it by way of a change. Haven’t really got much else to say today so here’s another of those little orange jobbies.

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Clementines and cup

I’m going to squeeze every last drop out of these clementines so be warned. I have some very exciting news. I’ll be running an oil painting holiday from 8th-15th September 2018 at beautiful Le Somail on the Canal du Midi in France. Details are on my website here https://pennygerman.com/alpha-painting-holidays/ and I’ll be giving a 10% ‘earlybird’ discount if you book before April 1st (bookings taken from January). If you’d like to put your name down or receive any more information, do email me.

Clementine and cup 1855

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Bridge at Le Somail

Shutters and shadows mmmmmm.

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Clementines and bowl

I was thrilled to discover Waitrose are stocking these clementines with the leaves still on. I haven’t painted them with leaves on since leaving Pakistan. Good ol’ Waitrose. I have a few dailies on my ‘available paintings’ page if you’re looking for a lovely Christmas present. Small enough to post too or I could wrap and post for you if you put the correct shipping address on. I also have prints if you’d rather a less expensive gift.

1854 clementines and bowl

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Coffee cup

I’m just back from France were I had a fantastic and inspiring few days at Le Somail, Aude in the South of France, visiting possible painting sites and the wonderful house I have secured for…….wait for it, a painting holiday next September.  We’ll be painting the canal, vineyards, salt marshes and various beautiful French towns.  You can find most of the details here https://pennygerman.com/alpha-painting-holidays/ and I’ll be taking bookings soon if you’d like to join us.  All levels catered for.  There,  that should get us all through these dark winter months!  If you have any questions, do email me at penny.german999@gmail.com.

In the meantime, here’s a quickie of a particular favourite prop of mine.

1853 coffee cup

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Last flowers

This morning, I picked what was left in the garden before saying goodbye to my flowers.  A sad occasion when there’s nothing left to paint but……..bring on the turnips!  Anyway, I’m off to France tomorrow for a research visit for my painting holiday in France next September.  I’ll be checking out the gorgeous house, painting locations and sorting transport for guests.  It’s going to be fab so I’ll give you all the details next week………you’ll love it!  In the meantime a few dahlias, roses and a hydrangea.

1864 last flowers

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Sunday River bridge

Good Monday to you. Well, my exhibition in Stratford-upon-Avon is up and running so if you’re around and about, do pop in to the Stratford Gallery for a look.
On my recent trip to New England, I managed a small number (smaller than I’d have liked) of plein-air paintings whilst hurtling through Maine, Vermont and Mass. in a bid to see as much as possible. I fell in love with the covered bridges and hoped to see Clint but alas…….no. Here’s one I managed a quick sketch of and yes, the colours were quite as mad as that. I’m reliably informed that it’s the sugar in the maples that makes them that vibrant red. All I know is that I brought home a jar of maple syrup which has gone down well back here in the German household, on the Sunday pancakes!

1851 Sunday River bridge

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