TRAPANI 3 Oil on canvas 20cmsx20cms

This was the most wonderful place to watch light and weather change throughout the day.

I had planned to go back there, but this year has already filled with friends, people staying with us and my continuing work for my London exhibition at the end of October. This is also time to plant in the garden and then there are all the frames to sort for the show; so no Sicily this year 😦



TERRACE VIEW 1 Oil on canvas 20cmsx20cms

It’s over a year ago that I started this little study and longing for the Mediterranean, I thought it was time to finish  this one.

I was very lucky to have found a tiny apartment, in Trapani, with a huge terrace overlooking a busy fishing harbour and so I spent much of my time there drawing and painting in my sketchbook. Nearby was a fabulous fish restaurant, good bar for morning coffee and a wonderful fish market which meant  I could invite friends for dinner on the terrace. For me, it was one of the best of holidays ever.

The River Aveyron

From the bridge

From Mirabel Bridge, Oil on canvas 40cmsx40cms

Not such a very small painting, but I realise it’s quite a long time since I made a post here.

In the heat of this summer, I continuously enjoyed painting and drawing down at the river and although a I found a great place to paint, I felt that I wanted to find another viewpoint and went a little further away, to a bridge over the river at Mirabel. I was attracted to this view of the river since I am fairly obsessed with views from above, as if I were flying.

At the end of this hot, perfect summer’s day, a large flock of sheep suddenly appeared hurrying down to the water’s edge to quench their thirst. It seemed to me to be exactly what the river scene had been missing and I hurriedly took a few photos before they vanished!

I had a half-started painting, some scrappy sketches and a few fuzzy photos to finish this one and it’s really not been very easy.