Next Weekend, 1st & 2nd December, is Winterfest at Whitby Pavilion. I’ll be there as part of the Whitby Art & Craft Collective, showing my new A4 Prints (21×29.7cm). Designs include my latest painting: Northside, Staithes.
Today, Loftus lights up. No parking allowed on the market place today til 10pm, to make room for hot chestnuts and general jollity. There is a car park nearby (from market place: 1st right turn to North road, then 1st left turn after hardware shop).
My latest two paintings of Hummersea.
From Hummersea, there is a path down to the beach. A rough and steep and wonderfully overgrown path down the cliff, a series of of wooden steps, some rotted with age, and at the edge of the rock face, a metal ladder, now torn from its moorings, no longer touching the rocks below…
I may, when I feel brave enough, go back down to the beach…
Coast Gallery, Cloughton, sold 3 of my biggest paintings in the first week of my exhibition, so these paintings, fortunately just finished, will be an addition to the October show.
(you’ll know how I feel, thankful, blessed, priviledged, lucky… thankful mostly, to be able to do work I love doing.)
What I did in August…My latest commission, now in Canada.
Staithes from Cowbar. oils on canvas, 60x80cm. for Mr T.H.
I thought I’d be slowing down a bit after Staithes art fest, but I’m still busy, preparing for an exhibition at Coast Gallery, Cloughton, early October (I think Caroline Riley will be exhibiting at the same time, which is a bit daunting, as her paintings are so good! Truly exquisite). Also shipping the latest commission, keeping fingers crossed that it travels safely, waiting to hear if I have one more commission for Canada, starting a new painting, sketching more ideas, forgetting to keep my fingers crossed…and taking photographs of this year’s paintings, like this one: Sandsend Sunset.
Sandsend Sunset, oil on stretched canvas, 60x80cm.
To contrast with my miniatures, I’ll be exhibiting this large painting at Staithes Festival.
NB. October. Reserved for Dr G.
Staithes art fest is soon approaching: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September, 10am to 5pm, preview Friday 7th, 7pm to 8.30pm. I’ve been preparing my miniature paintings. I’ll be in Cottage 4a, near the Lifeboat Station, sharing this pop up gallery with the talented glass maker Ailsa Nicholson.
Busy days, and nights, in the studio. Staithes art festival is only 4 weeks away (8th & 9th September). I’m giving priorities to my commissions (at the moment a detailed painting of Staithes which I estimate will take 200 hours) Monday to Friday, then I paint something different on weekends.