Himalayan gardens

We had a day out with the MOPS┬áto the Himalayan gardens the other day on special invitation. I wrote about it on my sevenoaksmops blog just incase you missed it. We had a great day and the place is beautiful.. I’ll link it so you can see to yourself.

Himalayan Gardens tn

Painting with Nava

The last time I saw Nava it was in junior school some 35+ years ago. Few weeks ago she told me via Facebook, that after looking at my Blog she decided to paint as she recently retired from teaching and she did her first painting in oils after that. While visiting home we had a small friends from school reunion, I told her while seeing her for the first time after such a long period, that one day during my visit I’ll give her a call to arrange to paint with her together. We met this morning and it was a very warm morning. We bought a canvas in a local store and decided what subject we would like to paint together and what was the composition we both liked. I explained to her my process which I normally work with, it was completly new to her. I suggested about the items I use and what I do and decided instead of painting two paintings to do one together. I have started and as we continued I could see that she was hungry and eager to paint. I was confident that she clearly understood what I was talking about. I started each stage and soon I have passed her the brush to let her do her part. You can decide by watching the process we did here below how good she was. I had a great morning and let me tell you the paintings is a great master piece in my eyes but I’ll let you be the judge… I am a great advocate that every person can paint no doubt Nava did! Enjoy.

One Tree

a draft I kept for a while… as I had to stop MOPS in recent weeks..

MOPS is back and what a great day we had… When I started painting the tree I had to stand right beside it and it seemed as if it was the only tree around.. by the time I finished there was a complete forest around us. Visit our MOPS blog and enjoy some great photos also, but meantime enjoy the ‘One Tree’

one tree story

One tree

Last MOPS

It is a new Year…. Happy 2014 could not wait long enough to see you all again….

Our last MOPS session for 2013 year took us to Tonbridge and it was freezing… No doubt I’ll have to have some changes here to finish it off which I’ll add at the bottom. Mean time since our visit we had heavy storms and rain non stop and most of those places are under serious water. It is difficult and costly time for people who live there, leave alone very disruptive and danger and I hope that soon the weather will improve a bit so the water will subside and damage be kept at minimum. We are living in a very dynamic world lets hope that 2014 is good and safe for all.

Tonbridge corner tn

So that is how it looks once I finished it Happy painting.

Tonbridge