Garden House with Sunflowers. Carolyn Lamb. 30th & 31st July 2018. 12" x 12". Oil. Flowers, vegetables and raspberries flank the path to the summerhouse Tim built. He calls it the collection centre as it stores hundreds of books and there is also a small studio on the left side. Hazel always grows an abundance of flowers so there is never a shortage of interesting subjects in their garden.
The Pool, Serridge House, Coalpit Heath. Carolyn Lamb. Oil. 7th July 2018. Painted today on an art club trip but lost on the way home as I left it on the roof of the car! I did retrace my route but it flew off somewhere on a lane between Coal Pit Heath, the rIng road or on the M 32 ! At least I still have the photo I took before packing to leave.
No prizes for guessing which one is mine from this outing with friends to paint at Priory Wood at Portbury, North Somerset. I think years of working as a painting conservator with small brushes on small Old Master paintings has influenced me. Plus you can fit lots of small paintings into your home.
Lots of puzzling from garden visitors to Holt farm about this pink flowering tree. What was it?. Forest pansy ? The Judas tree, Cercis? All correct and beautiful to paint. In the background is the white flowers of the crab apple walkway, which I painted twice in the two previous weeks but now there is green spurge and allium pompoms and the pink flowering tree.
Not only does weather vary daily for my on site work but plants may not be out or have gone over by my next visit. The Yeo Valley Organic garden at Holt Farm is only open on Thursdays and Fridays so a lot can change in a week. This week the crab apple blossom was in full flower so I was able to paint another oil at the field edge.
Since my last visit to Aberdeen beach, offshore windmills have appeared in the distance. These may be the ones Donald Trump complained about spoiling the view from his Balmedie Beach golf course but they are less obtrusive than the numerous oil supply boats which also moor along the coast. I like both windmills and boats.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november