"Everyone loved your pictures and teaching style ..we are all at the age
now that we need things to be 'not too complicated'! We all know that we need to sit down and practise more Anyway everyone was inspired, wanted to stay all day and wanted to know when you are coming back.. so I will be in touch again when we have sorted out dates."
I do often get lots of good feedback but am very grateful to the secretary of Art in Adlington for taking the time to e-mail this to me. I visited the group last Tuesday and there were both familiar and new faces there... they were a captive audience and I did run over as I got a bit carried away!!
I have also been working on a couple of commissions... one has caused me a few problems but today I have completed and mounted and framed them ready for collection.
I was also practicing some new workshop pieces not ready for showing yet....when I work on these pieces I not only have to be able to produce the painting but able to translate it into a language that the students will understand and be able to have a good go at. There is no point in me being able to paint something if I can't explain what I'm doing and why..... the groups and classes I run are very mixed ability and I have to pitch it so that the majority get something out of it... not always easy!!
As I usually have more than one piece on the go at any one time in between the workshop pieces, i also slotted the next image in!!! During the Summer my cousin and family visited from the Far East and there was a barge festival in Burnley where my sister lives. We took the family to see it as we knew they would enjoy seeing the colourful narrow boats with their distinctive art. My brother in law John Robinson is a photographer and enjoys capturing a host of unusual shots and so the festival was a heaven sent opportunity for him. This is one of the images he took and have had it in my "to do " file since the Summer
Will hopefully get more of my own painting done over the xmas break so hope to update my blog a little more often than I have been doing lately .....