and November is here I’m just looking at my prairie flowers which are still blooming away, wondering when the first frost will wither them. or if it will. I have bags of bark to mulch them with but I don’t see how to do that at the moment. that orange colour seems to have transferred itself to my palette. well, I did buy a tube of cadmium orange paint. but then more layers, so the orange is just vibrating quietly in the background maybe something to do with brass instruments it popped up in other places too – this is a small board. with small I can be terribly simple, but it’s much harder on a bigger painting. I have a lot of little postcard size paintings mounted on card, which I did for Open Studios. North Fife Open Studios was held just for one weekend in October. it was really a bit cold and damp for having doors open and people coming and going. I had fourteen visitors in all. I think with being a new artist to the area, and people not really fully into going out and about because of the pandemic, I was lucky to have that many. not quite so small but feeling the effects of working on a lot of small things at the same time. I’m still quite pleased with this one a couple of weeks later. and here is one that a couple of posts ago was a rich yellow with strong blue corners …two or three more layers and changes of mind and some text rearranging sunlight. it’s quite cheerful and cheeky. beach walking continues it’s very soothing there’s always something to be awed by mesmerised by inspired by. autumn proceeds the woods are full of treasures I did a bit of leaf printing I draw almost every day so many things make me want to draw the landscape changes all the time, with new growth decay the light is different so many forms and colours every wood is a joy, and a sadness of transience at the moment there are lots of woods in this part of Fife, Kemback, Cairngreen, Owlet .. not to mention Lumbo and Spinkie dens and Lade Braes in St Andrews. Kemback is particularly gorgeous the waterfalls on its steep slopes were very active after the heavy rain this weekend I was drawing in the rain under a dripping tree on Blebo Craig, above Kemback. a watery postcard walking around Craiglug yesterday I did quite a few drawings and back in the studio some chemistry with new woody crayons, pastel and some paint on paper over this big panel and here we are. painting on panel is quite different to canvas, it’s much more like working on paper. I think paying attention being attentive allows things to go on in the brain. there are no shortcuts though. today in the studio was mess-making. ultimately it contributes, if you eventually get there, but meanwhile it’s pretty frustrating. sometimes sewing is more comforting. Post navigation bigger hillsfour reservoirs 4 Comments Lovely autumn colours and thoughts and scenes, you record nature so well, and it’s always lovely to see your interpretations of it and the changes and colours that come and go. Reply thanks Trish, you know I always appreciate your comments xx Reply This blog seems to illustrate your growing connection with your new area Jane. I love how your construction, destruction and re construction in your paintings echos the seasons that you photograph. It is a lovely blog and thank you so much for sharing your thoughts snd your work. Bxx Reply HI Biddy, thank you so much for your lovely comment, it means a lot! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.