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30-05-2021 - Still not working. ERTE now extended til end September 2021. More time to paint, finance is restricting travelling, but I have a lot of images and ideas for paintings, so just have to knuckle down. As I haven't spoken or heard Spanish in a year, my Spanish has fallen. We are going to spend the afternoons refreshing our Spanish. I have had my first covid needle, Simon has his in June, our Spanish neighbour has had her first, so hopefully we can start to socialise, without masks, and practice again.
23-08-2020 - Still not working. We have decided we are going to travel. Please go to Simon's website for all the updates as we travel.
Update 7th July 2020 - My 20th wedding anniversary!!
Still in Lockdown - 5 months down... 3 months to go and I may be back at work. I am so very grateful to my employer, Sandra at White Villas in Spain for having my back, the Spanish government for its ERTE payment, my husband for putting up with me, not just these last few months but for the last 20 years.
I am also trying oil paints now. So far enjoying the medium.
2 months into lockdown. 6 weeks to go before I may be back at work.
During the #acrylicapril20 challenge I did 5 paintings, still going to paint more of them. Thanks to #theartsherpa for the ideas and tutorials.
I have new canvasses, neon and metallic paints and brushes. Waiting on more brushes and iridescent paints to arrive.
I have been living in Spain for a while now and it is a lovely country with lovely people and it is a great place to be for inspiration.
The pictures are in no particular order, however I have moved "Poppies" to the beginning as it is sold! The "Fairy on the Moon" I painted for a friends 60th, therefore I don't have it anymore. The "Palms at Sunset" I gave to a work colleague at my first work place in Spain.
All the others are either hanging downstairs in our lounge, or are stored in the studio waiting for a home. I have done an angel which I am not happy with it, however my husband likes it, so it hangs near him.
The subject matter varies from places I have been to Moses our cat.
All have been a learning experience but as you can see they are all different, some better than others.
The pictures are signed when complete, anything unsigned is a work in progress and will be updated periodically.
Who I Am
Until 2016 I had never painted, apart from in school with watercolours as a child which you had to do until you were about 9 (40+ years ago).
I have always loved colouring in and a few years ago I bought myself adult colouring books to help my depression.
I attended a painting group and the ladies paint in oil, acrylics and watercolour. So many varied works and techniques how could I not learn.
I love acrylics for its forgiving nature and its quick drying. Watercolours and oils I may try at a later date.
I find time just disappears, and yes, it is also helping my depression.
When summer comes you will find me in the front garden painting. At the moment I am painting on the back porch as it gets the afternoon sun and is lovely and bright.
When the lockdown is finished I will be going back to the beach and inland and painting!
Send a message
If you wish to email me please use the contact form and I will reply as soon as possible, I also have some social media connections, you can follow me there if you wish.