I think this September has been the busiest month of the year for me so far with, the exhibition in London, teaching in Harwich, Open Studios and the Strada easel challenge - painting from life every day throughout September
I'm looking forward to a slightly quieter October but it has already started off with a big bang as I reached a certain milestone birthday on the 4th.
Strada Easel Challenge
Well I don’t know how but I did it!
A painting from life every single day throughout September and, on a couple of occasions, just before midnight. It is a very good discipline and I would encourage anybody to have a go because, even though we all make excuses and find other things to do, it just proves to yourself that it can be done
Here are just a few of my favourites
I haven't really had much time recently for my You Tube channel so I decided to film my self doing this painting for the challenge. The video is 20 mins long with a bit of commentary if you're interested
This was my first visit to The Old Bank Studios. I had a very warm welcome from Bev & Nigel Caleno that own it. Everything was very organised and I had the most lovely group. We were lucky with the weather and went out to the beach or to the pier each day. I have to say it was rather windy and having given everyone advice - my easel fell over twice whilst I was going round seeing the group. I'm pleased to say that I have been invited back for next year, watch out for the dates.
butter side down brushed off when dry and overpainted in places
Norfolk Open Studios
This weekend 8, 9 & 10th October is the last weekend for open studios. It was very quite last weekend as I think everyone was conserving their fuel and not wanting venture out in the cold. There was one exciting moment - I had been asked if I would be the last clue in BBC Radio Norfolk's Treasure Quest. It was great fun listening to people solving the clues. The final code was hidden behind my sunflower painting
Julie from radio Norfolk unframed work from £200
All the paintings from the challenge are now on show at my studio in Norfolk.
OPEN THIS WEEKEND 10 - 5pm Friday 8th - Sunday 10th
Don't forget to mention you are a subscriber to get an extra discount
I'd love to see you.
Prices start at £200 for an unframed picture.
click here to be taken to the open studio website where you will be able to see all the artists taking part and directions to the studios
A Birthday Treat
For my birthday Frank treated me and some friends to lunch at the George Hotel in Stamford. I was thoroughly spoilt but I think it might be another ten years before I go again, it'll probably take Frank that long to save up again.
I'm hoping to catch up with the rest of the family later on this month for hugs and more celebrations, meanwhile I'm milking this one, lunches out with friends is on the agenda.
Have a good month everyone and thank you for your support
Love Mo xx
celebrating a milestone birthday at The George, Stamford