Thursday, 18 December 2008

Going South

I really enjoy painting skies, and am now getting good at fluffing up the edges of clouds to get rid of stark straight edges of white paper next to paint. Although I think I need to now work on figures... my person and dog look a little like something out of a children's story book.

I've just visited my daughter and granddaughter on the south coast... child-minding overnight. Despite living there for many years bringing up my four daughters, I now love getting onto the A34 at Winchester, putting my foot down and speeding (not literally) home to West Oxfordshire. I don't miss the vast conurbations or hectic road systems around Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester. I long for the country roads and butter coloured stone of the little villages I've come to love. The one thing that I loved about being down south again, apart from seeing my lovely family that is, is the sound of sea gulls as we strolled through Chichester North Street. They were swooping and diving above us and their calls brought many memories of living by the sea.

I don't mind going south on regular visits, but I wouldn't want to live there again... not unless I could get a very nice cottage along the Dorset coast... yeah, right! Me and the rest of the population!

Back home I love my own bed and awake this morning looking around my bedroom, thinking how lucky I am. Lonely, but lucky!

5 comments:

My space!!!! said...

Your paintings are gorgeous..Sad to know what happened with you..But as they say..life moves on :)

Nicola said...

Actually I think the dog is fine, I so love these colours ! It would be great if you could set up a page as an online gallery with these as different sizes too.

Good luck with the cottage in Dorset dream, you never know ! Beach huts are the expensive things from what I remember when I lived down that way :-)

JennyB said...

Thank you folks for the positive comments regarding my artwork. If I can build up a reasonable collection and if the comments remain positive, then I shall think about a website with a gallery to view.

Richard said...

I love this painting. Wonderful use of tones. The sky is fantastic!

JennyB said...

Thank you folks... I must try hard to learn more.