One of the bays I love. I normally sit there for hours and enjoy the waves along the beach. After going for a walk along the shore somewhere along the beautifull Mediterranean.
I love the work of my friend the artists Mariusz Kaldowski which I mentioned here before. Couple of weeks ago I visited his exhibition in Nymans, a National Trust park. He have special brush strokes in my view like a great master and I admire his work which inspired me a lot. That evening, I parked my car and walked to the exhibition, it was very dull evening, dark and gloomy all until I walked into the room where his work was displayed. There it was another world, full with flowers fields and trees that lit the air. All over sudden I walked from dump darkness, into lit paradise.. I have painted one of his paintings to show you what I meant. It is far from achieving any of his great work standards, but you can clearly get an idea and see the colours that are easily can lift anyone spirit any time. I think his paintings can really announce and bring us a proper ‘Spring’
I can offer him on a small note, my little practice of ‘Coloured Fields’ based on loose wet in wet technique to wish him a good luck with his new exhibition in London . If you around make sure to visit it as you will enjoy his work, anyway I do.
Our sevenoaks Art Club started a new society called the MOPS which is midweek outdoors painters. We try to meet every fortnight in another location and paint in the fresh air.. This week we met in Ide Hill and it was little more then fresh… It was rainning and blowing gale storm. So each member set in their car and sketch painted. I prepare my painting which later I finished indoors! in Oils for a change, all is painted with a knife which was quite new to me. Enjoy.
Couple of months ago on a cold day we took our grandchildren for a picnic in the forest. In the break after playing out and exploring the woods, we enjoyed a small picnic. I wanted them to make a painting to remind them of a great day, with some paints I took with us. Of-course we also had a ball to play with and great food to munch. I hope you will enjoy Mia (9) and Finlay (5) paintings. They probably painted before in school and/or kindergarten but that was their first Picnic’s paintings ever which I am sure they will always remember. It is a start and as you see everyone can paint everywhere if you want too. Enjoy