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Prints for Christmas

Long time, no speak. Needless to say, I’ve been pretty busy and not really done many oil sketches lately, just larger paintings for my upcoming exhibition at https://hepsibahgallery.com/ in Hammersmith from 3rd – 9th December with Lesley Dabson. However, in the meantime, I just wanted to let you know that I have prints available for those ‘posting’ Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones in far-flung places. They come signed, mounted and cellophane wrapped and measure 13.5×14 inches all in. They are priced at £55 but as a little Christmas offer, I’m happy to post it out to you or your recipient, free of charge. Can’t say fairer than that!
I’ve got some figs staring at me from the fridge so hope to do some oil sketches of those this week. Watch this space!

Limited edition giclee print


Hi there.  Long time, no speak.  I’ve been really busy painting like a madwoman for an exhibition at Snape Mailtings in early June.  A long way off do I hear you say?  Well yes but that doesn’t take into account for the fact that I’ll be locking my studio next week for a fortnight whilst I indulge my visiting grandaughter.  She’s an absolute joy and I don’t see nearly enough of her.  There isn’t much that will distract me from painting but she does!

Before I show you my latest small painting, I must remind you of my privacy policy in advance of the changes to data protection law in the next few weeks.  Doubtless you’re quite sick of companies asking you to confirm that you want to stay on their mailing list.  Well good news.  Since you voluntarily subscribed to this blog, you need to nothing unless you’d like not to receive any more of these little gems in our inbox.  In that case, just reply with the word Unsubscribe in the subject line.  How simple is that.  YOUR DATA IS KEPT IN A SECURE LOCATION ON A SECURE WEBSITE AND I WILL NEVER PASS YOUR DETAILS ON TO A THIRD PARTY.  I value your friendship too much!  Of course, you can always follow me on FB or Instagram @penny german and I’m working on a monthly newsletter to send out for those that prefer little and often.

So, enough of that.  I’ve been enjoying the primroses in the garden and somehow just alighted on these two little blooms in this shallow bowl.  Little things like this just speak to me.

1887 primrose

20CMX20CM oil on canvasboard – SOLD



Snowdrops in blue cup

I hope all you mummies out there had a lovely day yesterday and were thoroughly spoilt.  With the rain back today, it’s feeling a bit grim but there are still snowdrops in my garden and signs of other things coming.

I also managed to plant my three new roses, bought especially to paint later on in the year.  Desdemona, Claire Austin and Sweet Juliet.  Delish!  Prepping boards this afternoon……groan.  I’ve posted information on new workshops on my website workshops page.  Two new lovely venues so do take a peak and email me if it floats your boat.

1875 snowdrops in blue cup

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard


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Snowdrops on my palette

After a lot of indecision this morning, we finally had our snowdrop workshop today and hopefully, everyone’s managed to get home safely.  I did this the other day when I just thought……hmm.  No pots.

Tape them to my board!  Hoping to paint some snow tomorrow although, it doesn’t seem to want to settle.



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Cosmos in new pot

I barely ever to on a trip without coming back with something else for my props cupboard and it is groaaaning, believe me. It’s a bit of an addiction. I found this pot in Camden, Maine – a beautiful harbour town where we idled away an afternoon in the sun. I loved the shape of this pot and the Cosmos are still going in my garden although looking a little sad now.

1847 cosmos in new pot

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

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Hydrangeas from my garden

I think we’ve had this (one-way) conversation before so forgive me for banging on but I just loooove these hydrangeas at this time of year when their pinkness turns to autumn colours just before they die off. Enough said.
Last blog for a while as I’m off to New England for a spot of leaf-peeping and family visiting. Very excited and paints are packed as I’m hoping to see lots of lighthouses, dutch barns and bridges. I’m also hoping to visit one of my all time painting heroes but more of that if it happens, when I get back. When I get back it’s all systems go for my solo show starting 1st November at the gorgeous www.thestratfordgallery.co.uk in Stratford-upon-Avon so why not come along; see some paintings, witness some Shakespeare and feed some swans. Happy October.

1845 hydrangeas from my garden

20cmx20cm oil on canvasboard

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Pink peonies again

I’m very sad that we’ve come to the end of peony season but at the same time, it will be nice to move on. I’m a bit peonied-out. Today is packing up for Childwickbury day which is a bit of a mission……getting it all in the car. If I don’t get a chance to blog tomorrow when I’m setting up, have a great weekend and hope to see some of you there.

pink peonies again 1827

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

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First flowers

Well after a lovely week in Cumbria, it’s back to the grindstone and it’s peony season……yipee! I’ve been painting them like a mad thing but before I show you those, thought I’d share this one. These are some first ‘boyfriend flowers’ that have been residing in our house. Since she couldn’t take them with her, I thought I’d hurriedly commit them to canvas (well, gessoboard) for her.

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard- NFS

Garden flowers

1734 garden flowers

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard-SOLD

I managed this one before everything in the garden got flattened by rain and strangled by rampant bindweed.  It was done as a step-by-step demo for an article in The Artist due out in the winter so I’ll let you know when it’s out. It sold at the weekend.



I’m hiding in my studio today, just a little shell-shocked and wondering if it’s safe to come out. I don’t know what’s in store but I’m just going to keep wielding my brushes and stay calm.
Here are some bluebells I’d forgotten about.

I’m getting ready for Childwickbury and hoping to see some of you there next weekend. Click here for details: