I'm joining about 80 other artists this week to paint 'en plein air' at various locations in Norfolk, and as if by magic we have lovely weather!
Yesterday I was painting at Whitlingham Country Park in Norwich and managed to produce two small oil paintings. This first one was painted in the boatyard, focusing on a lovely old wooden yacht. Called it 'Needs tlc'.
This view across the lake was painted later in the day and I really trowelled on the paint, using a palette knife.
PaintOutNorfolk runs until next Sunday, 24th July and the massive marquee behind the Flint Barn at Whitlingham is the venue for a curated exhibition of the art produced over the week, all of which is for sale. The work is judged by an independent team on Friday afternoon and prizes awarded.
It is great being able to meet so many like minded people and see the results of our efforts - always very inspirational and inspiring.
The actual painting is a challenge, because the work has to be completed on the day and shown as it is, without any of the usual time for thought and possible re-working.
Tomorrow (Sunday) I'm off to Thornham and Wells next the Sea on the North Norfolk coast, which is my usual stamping ground. Also taking a visitor out on my boat, so it will be a very busy day!
By the end of the week I expect to be completely shattered, but will share my efforts in another post and try hard to keep them coming more regularly.