Monday, 6 December 2010

The Middle of Nowhere

Hello, I'm back!! I'll be blogging later in the week about the amazing 3 weeks we just had - the highs, the lows, the dolphins!! But for now, here's a wee post I put together before we went away and which seems mighty appropriate now that there's been so much snow falling in the UK over the last week or so!

I didn't have anything to say about this painting really.  I made it up.  The scene is something that I've found myself doodling on work note pads for the last while and this was another of the 3 sketches I drew on the ferry crossing a few weeks ago.  I think it appeals to me because in an ideal world where there wasn't a recession and people were buying houses again so that we could sell up and move, then this is where we would like to live - somewhere old and cute and in the middle of absolutely nowhere with no youffs in hoodies hanging around leaving the detritus of their youffy pastimes on our street and emanating serious attitude at every adult who dares to catch their eye, innit?  Le sigh - we just want to be alone! Oh turns out I did have something to say about it after all!
Anyway, this took 5 minutes to sketch and not much longer to paint in (as is no doubt obvious) but truth to tell I just want to fill the sketchbook already!  Now that I've had 3 weeks off from painting and blogging I've really got to get a march on to get it finished by January 15th!


  1. I want to live in your 5-min. sketch!! (Well, now that it's a painting, I'd rather live THERE!)

    I love the pulse of a big city, but these days, with all the craziness in my life, I wouldn't mind seeing what small-town life is like.

    I'm glad you had a great three weeks! Can't wait to hear all about it.

    Cheers from Miami,

  2. Welcome back. Thanks for stopping by. Can't wait to hear about your travels!

    Lovely painting! I'm not one for snow (hate cold), but this looks cozy!

  3. Welcome back! Wonderful sketch!

    Waiting patiently to hear all the details of the wedding and the remainder of the 3 weeks. Well, maybe not ALL the details :D. But the ones you care to tell!

  4. Welcome home! Glad you're back safe and sound! I'm at the hurry-up-and-get-it-done stage too!


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