Autumn Update

As we head towards October I can’t help but think where has this year gone?  It’s less than 100 days until Christmas!!!!!

We even had our first homemade pumpkin soup last week which was delicious.

The Autumn Hampshire Art Fair

Some news since my last blog. My brother kindly drove a load of my paintings down to Hampshire earlier this week – a 12 hour round trip.  The reason for the trip is that six of my paintings have been selected for The Autumn Hampshire Art Fair

It looks like a fabulous exhibition with some incredibly talented artists.  There is a preview of the brochure available online which gives you an indication of the great variety of art they are exhibiting and you can find all of the paintings here.

I was gutted that I couldn’t make the trip myself as I would have loved to see the gallery and meet the woman behind the event, Nadia Waterfield, but a combination of the day job and a dodgy knee meant that wasn’t possible.

The paintings Nadia selected are – Rip Tide, a 60 x 60cm abstract on deep stretched canvas.

and four small still life paintings. I haven’t painted a still life for almost a year so feels like something I should revisit.

Other Bits and Pieces

Aside from preparing paintings and collecting works from the framers I haven’t actually managed to do a great deal in the studio. The renovation is still on the cards and I started what will be a long clearing out this weekend. I will b doing a running update in my monthly newsletter, My Abstract Life, so if you’re not signed up you can sign up here.

I have started a few new paintings but they are still at the ugly stages so not ready to share and overall the darker mornings and evenings seem to drain my motivation so I am planning to play with handmade papers and collage this weekend to get me started again.

2 responses to “Autumn Update”

  1. Hi Nicola.
    Loved reading your Blog and your Newsletter and find comfort in the fact you are lacking in a bit of motivation. I am too after a big solo earlier in the year. Found the whole process fantastic but exhausting. I’ve also bought Kasias course so looking forward to that. Good luck with the studio and congrats on Hampshire. Hope you get your knee sorted. I’m waiting for a knee replacement too…it’s awful isn’t it?!

    • Annie,
      I’m so pleased it connected with you. I think we all go through periods where our energy levels dip, the challenge is getting comfortable with this.
      I hope you enjoy Kasia’s course I’ve made some really interesting papers following this.
      Regards, Nic

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