This is just fabulous. Here we are being photographed in Chantal’s garden and this appeared in the local paper this week. As I’d said earlier, the idea of Jackie bringing overseas painters to their village is giving the locals a real sense of pride. If this happened in our own backyard it wouldn’t make a ripple at all. So we are almost famous. Left to right – Connie, Glenys, Erin, Karen, Niki, Ellen, Nancy and Jackie ( with Paloma the […]
Another of Jackie’s great finds. Painting locations which are different, challenging and historical. Pont en Royan is one of the villages high in the Vercors national park in France. These gorges are some of the most famous in Europe. The medieval toll houses are 16th century and actually suspended over the river. It is breathtaking I can tell you. At the time tolls were collected at the pass from traders wishing to pass through the gorge. People still live there […]
I remember seeing this on a previous visit. It’s just fantastic as an illusion. You begin to be uncertain which windows are real and which are painted. Of course there is no Bibliotheque, it’s all a painting. Only had a day really before leaving for Chelieu, but Glenys and I did a few sketches around this lovely little city. I like the Tour Metalique which does remind me of another! Hope you are getting the nicer days than we look […]
In May this year is another ‘Painting Week’ in Barga, Tuscany. Introducing Niki and Glenys. We started painting together in 2002 in the Greek Islands. It was the first organised painting trip we’d done with a group and we’ve developed a bit of a passion for it . In 2008 we did the Italy trip through Tuscany and Umbria. We just have such a glorious time together and have the same mad humour and dedication to getting paint on paper […]
I have created groups of work for the exhibition, according to which country they were painted in, and then the regions. The painting trip I was on last year was through Italy – Tuscany first then on to Umbria. Several works from this trip are in the show. Luckily I’d thought to take this photo. Honestly, I wish I did this more. Most of the time it seems everybody else is in the shots, but try and find one with […]
I found these 2 sketches while sorting out watercolours for my exhibition. Sometimes I don’t feel that happy with my sketches. I start off thinking I’ll capture what I’m looking at, and then part way through I can see I haven’t. Stick with I say to myself. Let it be a spontaneous response to what I see. Okay I’ll try. Actually we had such a great time doing our sketches that day. There was Glenys, and Niki and myself in […]
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We met several years back when Glenys and her family moved to Sydney. I popped in to have coffee as we had mutual friends in common. There on the walls were magnificent flower paintings and when I discovered she was the painter, we knew we were bonded.