Hi all. I’m just back from France where I had a fab time painting with friends. We got up to all sorts of mischief and jollities but mostly painting. Some of us (not I) managed five paintings a day. Can’t keep up with that I’m afraid! The weather wasn’t brilliant and strong winds were trying their best to impede our progress but we’re a pretty hardened lot. The area is beautiful and besides painting the countryside and the canal, we were able to paint in a garden on the canal where I found a fabulous old Piaggio van which was well past its sell-by date.
The house we stayed in is beautiful – here’s the website in case you feel the need to go
Anyway, enough of all that. I arrived back to an explosion of colour in the garden and no time to paint. I managed a quick sketch of the last of the Pheasant’s Eye in the borders and started a large one of some Queen of the Night which will have to be finished later. Note to self: don’t book two long trips in May next year!! Still, I’ll be back for the roses. I’m off to Washington tomorrow to be ‘Granny’ – my second-favourite job. In the meantime, here’s the Pheasant’s Eye and I’ll be in touch when I get back in three weeks. Enjoy the sunshine……..when it arrives.