Moving to High Barnet

We’ll shortly be moving to High Barnet and I’m enjoying exploring the area – a wealth of beautiful houses, many of them Georgian, and some great churches. The spaces for walking are good too, so some landscapes might even creep in to the sketchbook. On Saturday I went out and did a quick sketch of little corner of Monken Hadley – duck pond and weeping willow, very english!

Monken Hadley Common
Monken Hadley Common

Summer Art School at ISOA

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Still life of bicycle wheels

I’ve just a spent a week (nearly – had some time off) with Lara Sparey and a bunch of lovely artists at the Insight School of Art’s Summer school. Life drawing, Cardboard figure building, mono prints, watercolours – we had a crack at all sorts of things and it was great – a really helpful and enjoyable experience!

Trees in Trent Park
Trees in Trent Park

Visiting the Ile de Re

Sitting in a cafe in La Flotte painting
Sitting in a cafe in La Flotte painting

Back to the Ile de Re in early August, and I managed to get some time to paint – quite a lot of time in fact. I’ll put the paintings up soon, meanwhile here’s a picture of me sitting in a cafe, with my sketchbook on my knees…