What Katie did

Storm Katie did her thing in the park and a lovely Holm oak, a Conifer and a Beech tree went down in the wind. Many of the trees in the park are old, new ones are being planted but there is a gap of years when there was no replacement and it will be a…

‘The Path in the Park’ stage 1

I like to have several paintings of differing sizes on the on the go and yesterday I felt like starting something big. I have wanted to paint this path for a while. It runs the full length of the Park and forms a delightful green tunnel. The size is 100 x 80cm in canvas.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

  I decided to upgrade my blog to make it nicer to view and give me more posting options. The trouble is I am always playing catch up with the technical skill required. I know its not rocket science ¬†and no coding is involved but what I seem to produce does not match what I…

Clock tower in the mist, in progress.

  I decided to upgrade my blog format, but as ever there are so many bells and whistles to master that I’m going round in circles. I am delighted with the larger images but you all will have to get used to going to the bottom of the post and clicking on the next post…

Sunlight on the bare trees

I think one of the jobs artists do is to make people look at things they would otherwise pass by, to open their eyes to see things more clearly. The other day in the park I took quite a lot of photos of the bare trees. The branches look wonderful in the sun with all…

Wild Patch

I love the wild corners of Hotham Park. This is a lovely sunny place in the wildlife conservation area. The late summer colours are glorious with yellow ragwort, seeded docks and teasels. This is painted acrylic on a 70 x 70cm fine cotton box canvas.