This Summer I binned all plans and went with the flow. Contrary to my Virgo planning tendencies - every day was full up with things organised, dogs to welcome into our home (I’m a registered home-boarder now). So, I simply went with it. No planned time in my studio led to drawing on-spec. New projects have emerged, new ideas for paintings I want to make - who knew. Perhaps I’ll further bin the strategising and buy a campervan instead…
Are you going to a Summer Festival this year? I am no Glastonbury-girl but I am now super-comfortable at one that we return to year on year with our children. This is my list of 10 essentials that make for a brilliant weekend away.
Yesterday, utter stupidity dictated that I pour £30 of petrol into my diesel engined car. Not very bright, but crap happens. What came out of it though, was an interesting social experiment and a good lesson in customer service.
If I were a dog, I’d want to lie, sniff, possibly dig, jump, rest and play on the ground in the sunshine and likely in the rain too. My four paws wouldn’t want too much in the way of small gravel and I’d need some purchase from the ground I play on!
How Do You Actually Make Your Dog Paintings? is a question I’m asked from time to time. I’m always happy to chat through my portrait process, but here’s a post that goes a little bit deeper into the techniques I employ.