Children back in school.
Me back in the studio. Shocked by the news of Julian Barrow’s sudden death. He will be missed very greatly by a great many people. But will continue to inspire this artist to work harder and with good humour, despite not being here any more himself!
I need to get going on American pictures, so have been trying to clear a small corner of studio of unfinished work, with some success. Various commissions are more of less complete as of this week.
eg. this family-in-the-garden group-
It was a bit more fiddly to do in the end than I thought it would be, especially since the lilies were not out when they were supposed to be and I kept having to tweak them. Also the space is interesting and more complex than I originally realised. But nothing nicer than to paint an English scene like this.
I have also done a couple of children’s portraits over the summer.
Now then, what would Julian do- get on with it!