The Chalice Morris Men

They’re a jolly lot, and I’ve just finished another picture. They visit our local pub a couple of times a year. They compliment us on our standard of support, which is nice. Needless to say, the paintings have to be based on photographs as they not only don’t stand still, they do a lot of whirling and waving too!DSCF3254 cropped

Off to the Lake District

On Saturday I’m off on a bi-annual trip to renew acquaintance with the awe – and Art – inspiring Lake District. I tried once to create a ‘Society for Lake District painters who don’t live in the Lake District’ hoping in some small way to make up for the impossibility of ever belonging, on geographical as well as artistic grounds, to the Lake District Artists Society.

There must be loads of visiting painters who would be interested! Surely? How to reach them? I live in hopes that we could stage a sort of  exhibition or Salon des Refuses( That’s a French ‘e’ with an accent, nothing to do with rubbish!)

Here are a few previous efforts:

One of the marvellous old gateposts

One of the marvellous old gateposts

swan-and-ripples-ambleside resized

The track from Wansfell, near Troutbeck

The track from Wansfell, near Troutbeck

evening light, Grasmere

evening light, Grasmere