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New house, new job, new painting!

New house, new job, new painting!

 
Sleepy Snipe
Sleepy Snipe
 

Well, it's been a while.

In the summer we moved house, back to the beautiful Lake District.  I started a new full time job, which meant not much time for painting.

A summer of exploring, and a camera full of gorgeous photos, some of which I'll share here later.  Long walks, flower spotting, birdwatching...inspiration at every turn!

And now the evenings have drawn in, it's dark when I get home from work, and I've started painting again.  Here is my latest painting, sleepy snipe.

Snipe - a small wading bird, exquisitely patterned and perfectly camouflaged.  I was a little worried half way through painting this that the birds would be too camouflaged against the background - now I like how they peep out between the grasses.

It's time to send your art out into the world

It's time to send your art out into the world

Leaves, ferns and scraps of silk

Leaves, ferns and scraps of silk