2018 looming – aargh!

Is that the correct spelling? Anyway, when I decided to commit to producing a 2018 calendar in time for Somerset Art Weeks I made the usual mistake of assuming that I would easily find 12 suitable seasonal works among my Oeuvre (spelling doubts again…)

Then I soon realised my calendar was as full of holes as a colander  (spelling doubts now getting boring). So here are some of the new ones:

Pictures in the Pub

The Ring O’ Bells, Moorlinch is a great village pub. It’s where you repair to after village meetings, weddings, funerals, trips to the cinema – and notably on a Tuesday night at 9.30 pm. The ‘Tuesday Club’ is cosseted by Lesley, with a roaring fire waiting. We also hold our Share Club meetings there, though I’m pretty sure most of our profits get drunk! Last year a downpour meant we also held our Jubilee Street Party there too.

Anyway, recently I suggested to mine hosts Trish and Clive that they might care to have original Art on the walls so yesterday we put up about a dozen paintings, displacing a Constable among others. Hope the locals like them. Hope the locals notice them!

The photo shows Trish, Amy, Emma and me and my ‘Chalice Morris Men at the Ring O’ Bells’DSCF4153 croppedThe scene of the painting is,appropriately, just outside the pub.


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