The MOPS were invited to Chiddingstone Castle… and I had a go at these two oil paintings, enjoy.
A Bridge to Far… Our last MOPS outing
Dogs always have to jump in the water… do they care if you are painting?
It was so hot when we arrived to Lullingstone Park and the only place we could sit and paint was under the trees. I was still amazed to find how red was my face when I look in the mirror when I returned home that afternoon. But that longs gone and instead the rain we very much love, return to remind us that it is not up to us… so I had to change the sky in-case you get confuse…
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Before making the oil paintings of my golf club I played with the idea in small sketches which i found very helpful before committing to paint my final paintings.
Walking from the first to the left we get our fifth tee and when you hit the ball you have to go over a small pond, it is out of bound and in the winter a long hit to the wind… Many get the ball wet here. When you walk down near the water in spring or later in the summer, I feel I should one day paint this beautiful place… When you look across you normally can see the people images walking along on the water on the other side and in a good day even the house further away from our 8th hole. In season you can meet there some ducks and many little ducklings learning to swim after surviving the foxes the night before… It is amazing sanctuary for small wild life which I love.
I just returned from a superb painting holiday in France which I’ll soon write about. I missed you all..
The name of this post sound like a horror movie name.. Mind you it is only our action in Oil evening class. Yet again we had to paint with no brushes and the palette knife turn to be my friend. Karen said that the finish paintings remind her Paul Cézanne… I was not so sure it was but took the great compliment. Enjoy.
Once I got ill one of the thing I had to drop was my golf which I loved so much… Every week I used to look forward to play at the weekend in TWGC. I would like to dedicate the club, one of my recent oil paintings, ‘The First’. As the name suggest you can see the view of the first and the second holes at the club. Looking at it I know how much I missed the game… Beside as you can see, the place is so beautiful and it is right in the middle of the town. I am sure there will be more pictures from the club displayed here soon.