This week the snow has wreaked havoc all across Britain. But I don't need a snow day I'm happy to head into the studio and carry on painting!
Last weekend I was at Sandown racecourse at Surrey Contemporary art fair. It was a really successful fair to me with lots of art buyers and lots of paintings finding new homes. I came home exhausted but delighted. While loading up the car on Sunday night, the icy winds wrapping themselves round the grandstand building, foretold what was coming. Being in the South-west of England the snow didn't really hit us hard until yesterday and now we are well and truly snowed in. And while my husband has installed himself in our little study to work from home, my day remains the same. I head in to the studio, flick on the heaters, and set to work. And I am very aware of how jolly lucky I am to want to work even on a snow day.
I've been working on some pheastants today. Even the palette on the left shows just how bright the colours can be on a pheasant. Pheasants sometimes poodle into my garden, but not today.
I've also been working on an elephant. One of my Afircan elephants has just sold from the Wey gallery and I'm looking forward to doing a different full length elephant in the future, but I've created something completely different with this Thai elephant, embellished with variegated metal leaf and the most wonderful magenta I've ever bought!
No sooner have I unloaded, I have to load up again! I'll be setting up my next exhibition in Waterstones, Salisbury on Sunday morning....well that's if I can get out the drive by then! I'll blog about that next week!
Take care in all this snow. x