nearly winter

I have been away from home, visiting family and being a Granny in Wales, for two months, as well as a ten day break in Portugal

So I’ve been away from my studio and not painting

During the last couple of weeks I have begun to crave paint and canvas. So I bought a few materials from local shops and made these two small works on the floor in my daughter’s spare bedroom. In between visits, and in between layers, they’ve been drying in the shed.

My bedroom at my daughter’s home has sliding doors out onto the garden, with views into the trees beyond. And a view out of the side windows to a stand of Scotch Pines. From my bed I can see both dawn and dusk through these trees.

The paintings are not at all a representation of these photos of views. In fact they have more of an essence of a walk in the woods. I even embedded a fern leaf in the paint, removed it the next day to leave its impression, then rolled over it again with more layers.

However, some of the colours are there. A friend of mine said of these two latest pieces that they were a return for me of a ‘confident enigma’. I like that



dawn view from Summit Hotel in Patan, Kathmandu

dawn view from Summit Hotel in Patan, Kathmandu

I have booked my flights to Nepal for November! So exciting.
Will be staying for a while in Kathmandu, then off to Pokhara for 10 days meditation. Then a few days on a farm in the Himalayan foothills. I will post more details when I know them As I said yesterday, I’m not always in the WildWest of Donegal. Sometimes I’m somewhere else!
This photo is from 2011 when I last went to Nepal. You can see photos on my other facebook page