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Have you ever had one of those days....well today is just one of those days , I have just had a package returned from the post office ...all the way from Canada which means I have lost my postage, and perhaps all the money from the sale. Not to mention the disappointment for the customer , who has been waiting for her commission. I do hate letting people down .Plus another package containing 8 pieces of work has gone missing in deepest darkest Macclesfield....if that really is lost then that is a big blow. Oh well worse things happen at...

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Hi all it's Thursday so it must be time for a new blog. Today I posted a painting of swallows on my Facebook page.  I am sitting in my garden studio looking out on all the weeds growing and seeing all the jobs in the garden I could be doing. But as usual for me painting takes priority , there has been a lot of discussion that during this quieter time, we are all taking more notice of birds, and nature. I think that painting really heightens your sense to colour , the more you paint the more you see...

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Two weeks ago we  spent a week down at Sennen cove , in the far west of Cornwall. A lovely place about a mile from Lands End, we go every year ( when we can) and it has become familiar and comforting in so many ways. I promised you then a step by step painting of a grander sea scape, I love to paint when I am away I am always looking , especially when every view is a feast for the eyes, and when you become a painter you are then trying to find ways to interpret what you...

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Last week I was still buzzing from my trip to Cornwall, this  week I have found real inspiration closer to home. I am still filled with seascapes and the roar of the waves, but a stroll around the garden can be just as inspirational. Look at this rose, full of flower But this week it was my sweet peas that took centre stage, I am trying to keep up with picking them so they keep flowering and can grace my studio with scent  I know how tricky it can be to get started, my advice to beginners would be to...

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I am loving my week in Cornwall When i get home to my studio I will go through a more detailed seascape , but in the mean time here are some of the views we've been enjoying    The sea changes daily, even hourly, Boy have I struggled with the sea, for years and years my seas were flat and uninteresting....and I was annoyed as I love the sea. But I am getting to grips with them now and here is a little wave study I wanted to show you. First I found a wave photo that I liked, Then...

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