210mm x 165mm, oil on board
As anyone who ever reads this blog knows, I have a thing about painting gardens, and sheds. This is my friends shed, she is a gifted gardener and she has the best kind of shed. Piles of really useful things, bits of chicken wire, stacks of pots, a feast for painting. This is in the summer show at Beside The Wave with lots of other wonderful summery paintings. Four of our artists had big articles in Artist & Illustrator magazine this month, well worth a read and better still, the gallery is well worth a visit.
425mm x 590mm, oil on board
This is another garden, or allotment, painting which is in the collection. Also, what do you think of the scale figure. I find trying to visualise the size of things from numbers quite difficult and I was trying to think of an easy way to show how big a painting is, especially on the Internet. So I made myself a little scale figure, average height person, with the picture beside, all to scale, plus a line for how big the frame is. Useful or not, opinions gratefully received!