This week has ended pretty much as it started – non-stop busy. The beginning of the week was hectic trying to get the last painting finished and framed for the Buxton Spa Prize exhibition. Then it was packing and travelling for a working 10-day holiday delivering paintings, visiting family and cracking on with the next projects and paintings.
First stop was Bradford for a family visit then onto Buxton to submit two paintings followed by a cross-country road trip to Witney (Oxfordshire) for more family time plus some en plein air painting, forward planning for the next 12 months and marketing (which was not planned but happened anyway).
I will be away from my studio over the next week – more family time and more art working. I am enjoying re-visiting some old favourite haunts in Oxfordshire and making plans for starting a new collection – The Cotswold/Oxfordshire Collection. On Thursday 27th I head off up north again to New Mills for more family visits and the Buxton Spa preview evening. I am hoping there will be enough time for me to spend outdoors sketching and painting some new Derbyshire scenes to add to the Derbyshire Collection.
A busy life makes for a happy life – stay busy and stay happy.