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Victoria plums

My tree is drooping under the weight of these little beauties. We’ve had crumble, compote and plums with chips (not really). Am running out of ideas and desire to be honest. I’ve only managed this one little painting too as I’ve got such a lot of work going on preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition in November. More on that later. I love this little square pot that I picked up in Copenhagen in the winter…….delish! Love a beautiful pot.

1840 victoria pums

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

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Victorias and soup bowl

Plums were a bit scant in our garden this year – not sure why.  Anyway, I managed to get one or two done before the wasps had them all.  I’m working on some larger paintings this week so posts may be a bit scant too.  Time for a cup of tea now though.

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7158 victorias and soup bowl

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

Victoria plums

8”x8”, oil on gessoboard

Yesterday, as a family, we decided to down-tools and play hookey.  We went for a very long, very wet walk and then to see Skyfall.  I have to say, I’ve never been a great James Bond fan, groaning at the inevitable Christmas re-runs, but this was really good.  Javier Bardem (is that him?) was a brilliant villain, so good that I dreamt of him all night…….and not in a good way.  Daniel Craig was,  as ever,  the pistol-packing hunk.  Except, he is beginning to ring a little less true.  I mean, excuse me but how come, wherever he ends up, in whatever situation,  arriving through whatever circumstances and however unprepared, he always has a change of clothes?…………..and always appropriate to the occasion?  However,  I have decided to forgive him this inaccurac

Plums

8''x8'', oil on gessoboard - SOLD

My Victoria plum tree has been groaning under the weight of a massive crop this year – so much so that the branches have had to be propped all summer.

Having left it extremely late to pick them, I had to do battle with the wasps that had moved in big time.  A couple of stings on the backside later  and I’ve a freezer full once more.  Sometime in the middle of November, the offspring  start begging me to ”drop the plum crumble habit” – but for now, they’re enjoying it.   Apples next…………….aww Mum!