In November we had a couple of weeks in Mexico, I managed some sketching but not a lot, it was mainly a chill out holiday plus swimming with turtles and visits to a few cultural sites, Chichen Itza and Tullum Ruins. A brilliant relaxing trip.
Part of the Tullum Ruins.
I'm in the studio/gallery full time now so I'm managing to get to work on a few projects that I haven't had the time to do before and paintings from sketches done further afield.
Watendlath - Lake District
I'm still playing catch up and have paintings waiting to be done from : My Shetland and Fair Isle Trip in May, East Coast Sailing Trip from Lossiemouth to Chatham with Elite Sailing, a Lake District Trip from June and my Scottish West Coast Sailing Trip aboard the restored Brixham Trawler "Leader" with Trinity Sailing. A busy few months ahead.
I'm developing a range of pencil sketches based on my field sketchbooks, below are a few recent ones.
Cottage at Carrbridge
Into the Lairig Ghru.
End of Thirlmere - Lake District
I've also being producing a few bird paintings and drawings from my photographs and field sketches ready for a spring exhibition at the gallery.
Merganser - River Spey
Goldeneye - Loch Alvie
At Christmas I did a painting of Abby, the little companion we lost earlier in the year. It got tears on Christmas morning but is well liked.
The weather here in Carrbridge is snowy and about -10 degrees c so I've been doing a few winter watercolours.
Riverside Cottage, Ellan Carrbridge
Moody's Cottage - Carrbridge.
Anyway that's all for now but I will try to be more regular with my posts. I think I've said that before.