Back in the studio after a busy day in London yesterday. The ROI pv was great fun and I caught up with a lot of painter friends and made some new ones. I also sold my painting so was quite chuffed. I was hoping to get to Coton Manor for some painting today but the wind was too strong and would have made it a nightmare. Getting ready now for my next exhibition in Hammersmith which starts next Monday at the Hepsibah gallery along with Lesley Dabson. Here’s a little coffee cup for you. Right, I’m off to turn up the thermostat!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, here’s a quickie of a particular favourite prop of mine.
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.