I had no art training until I joined a class in our small village in Oxted Surrey (U.K.) in 2001. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about water-colour, pastel and oil painting. I have been really been inspired to try these different media by my art teacher. Now with no classes for a few years finding the Challenge sites has been a real boon, I am having a great time. The stimulation one gets from the challenges and the wonderful support from other artists has been fantastic.
This challenge from Paint and Draw together came through in November. As I worked on it I was aware my husband was putting up Christmas lights, suddenly we were well into December and thoughts of Christmas were coming through, walnuts appeared, a bottle of wine, a bauble and decorations - it had to stop before it got really out of control. However, I do feel in the Christmas mood and wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Continuing with my farmyard theme, its chickens - these have obviously only just been allowed in to this paddock as the amount of grass will testify. It is a painting out of my head so please excuse any mistakes.
Our little Millennium Art Group, (10 members) meet on occasional Wednesdays, there is no tutoring just a few of us who meet to paint. Over Christmas we have put up some of our work, (mine is the Peony study).
Hope you have had some enjoyment from looking at the work I have done over this last year, and I cant wait for the new challenges to come.
All the very best for the New Year.