We all sat in the balmy afternoon air under the oaks not fifty paces from Fazende where we often spend a summer holiday. And with a little direction and collaboration took in the shapes and hues of the collection of buildings. Transposing colour and shades made for a delicious array of images all saying the same thing. Well done to the etudiantes Molly, Katie, Imo, Paddy and Serena and look forward to their exhibitions of work in years to come.
As part of an initiative launched through the superstars fundraising auction service by my friend Emma Hunt I have made a contribution to the magnificent array of local art from Somerset and Devon. If you fee inclined to have a peep we are raising monies for Cancer Research and the silent auction may be found here and without noise or fuss you may help the research that is so obviously working. [caption id="attachment_1160" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vineyard at Hooperhayne Colyton[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2427" align="alignright" width="300"] Cricket at Luppitt[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ecrehou islands betwixt France and Jersey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1856" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tractor at rest[/caption] t
Philip carries out most of his work en plein air and he can be found in unusual settings fitting in an hour or two of sketching before moving on.... In the African bush Coffee on a cold beach [caption id="attachment_1204" align="alignnone" width="800"] PK paints on verandah at Eglatine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2235" align="alignnone" width="715"] © Photograph - Richard AustinTel: 07831-566005[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2237" align="alignnone" width="1024"] © Photograph - Richard AustinTel: 07831-566005 across the fields of Devon[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2236" align="alignnone" width="828"] © Photograph - Richard AustinTel: 07831-566005[/caption] IN THE STUDIO for once
So the rumour went out that Bass were running well at Eype or was it Seatown ? ............. never mind we went for it and tried our luck at Eype and a few others were there enjoying the sunshine - at least the boys let various forms of bait dance about in the water for well over an hour on the rising tide. We even procured a mackerel en route from our fishmonger and made nice shiny lures but guess what - not a bite...that's fishing. The sandwiches were nice- thanks mum! A quiet stream with the evening fly beckons as the waters warm and ...
I live in the just above the Yarty River where East Devon is at its best with an open texture patchwork of permanent pasture. As a dairy farming area precious few of the fields are cultivated and so we see a lovely balance of different greens of the grass at different stages along with stands of trees and very few buildings poking out of the verdant valley. Using blues and yellows I achieve the distinction of green against green to represent the field patterns in the local valleys where I walk every week.