You may be thinking……why? I, however, poking my head in the fridge thought, why not? These little chaps deserve a good send off. Every Christmas I buy them and everyone looks at me as though I’m mad so I fry up the statutory two for me and three for Grandma and the rest stay in the fridge looking forlorn. So, here’s my thank you to them…..little balls of beauty that they are, even if they do taste like something unmentionable. Let’s hear it for the sprout.
Anyway, 2014 has been a good year for me and is drawing to a close. I’ve met some great artists and painted in Venice, Norfolk, Pakistan and Provence; shown at Childwickbury, Northampton, Norfolk, London and in galleries here; given workshops and brought out a new set of prints, not to mention all the tooing and froing between here and Pakistan so I’ve been pretty busy. I’m getting more and more hooked on plein-air and still love doing still-life but hope to do more outdoor painting in 2015. My aim is to keep simplifying my style until I’ve got it where I want it! I also want to do a few more portraits and will be giving more still-life workshops next year where I hope to pass on a bit of my passion. Painting a Brussels sprout can lift your mood!
My best discoveries this year have been Rosemary & Co brushes (hairy sticks of brilliance), A Brush with the Broads paint-out (great fun and on again next year), many newly acquired painter friends and brilliant artists to keep an eye on. When I get my IT groove on I will hopefully post more links to useful sites.
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful 2015 and I look forward to chatting on my blog again.