Iris unguicularis

I’m still knee-deep in admin, preparation and commission so still very little time to keep up with my daily (hmmm) oil sketches.  Bear with me a while longer but I’ll be back in time for those spring flowers.

In the meantime, here’s a little sketch whose mate will be on view at my exhibition ‘The Year at Coton Manor’.  It starts on February 1st and runs until April 15th so do pop in and have a looksie if you can.

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House

78 Derngate, Northampton

1866 irish unguicularis

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

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Coton Manor

A very happy new year to you all!  Excuse my prolonged absence but pre-Christmas I was furiously working up to and stewarding two exhibitions, one in Stratford-upon-Avon and one in London.  I made lots of sales which allows and encourages me to carry on doing what I love.  It meant of course, fewer ‘dailies’ and I’m still not up and running on that front as I’m now gearing up for my next exhibition – phew!  It’s my collection of Coton Manor paintings which I’ve been working at all year, painting en-plein air and still-life in the studio.  It will be on at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh house, 78 Derngate, Northampton from 1st Feb to mid-April.  If you’d like to join me on the private view – please let me know.  Below is a little taster.

Other news is that I have workshops coming up and I’m also busy arranging my painting holiday in France where I’d love you to join me.  Details of both are on my website https://pennygerman.com/workshops/

When I get back in the studio rather than tearing around to framers and the like, I will post again with my dailies.

Clementine on tile

A while back, I stopped at the factory shop for Fired Earth tiles and just couldn’t resist a little purchase. I’ve got a plan to incorporate my new tiles into larger paintings so was just mucking about with this clementine against the smoky blue of the tiles.

1861 clementine on tile

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Cherries and cup

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!

1862 cherries and cup

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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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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

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard-SOLD

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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.


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

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

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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

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

 

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