Oil on board 15cms x 20cms


The temperature has been exceptionally cold here, so there’s no alternative, but to stay indoors.

Although it’s too cold, but for the hardiest painter, it is really gorgeous being out on the pretty woodland trails here for long dog walks and at the same time I’m finding lovely ideas for painting for when the weather warms up.

Back in France


Oil on board 10cms x 15cms


We’ve now been back in France for about two weeks and most of the time has been spent in settling late payments for bills which have stacked up while we’ve been away in Tuscany. I am still amazed by the help and consideration that I receive from French public offices in sorting out these sorts of muddles.

However, all these duties have taken my painting time away and I had just got going when the mild weather changed to bitter freezing winds and snow! So, I’m staying firmly indoors in my lovely studio until it warms up again.