I had a great four days at Patchings with the weather being reasonably kind despite the dire forecast, although we did have a mini hurricane which lifted up the steel support by my stand and moved it a full 6 feet!
I'd like to thank all of you who stopped by and had a chat and watched me paint, and for your very kind comments. Mind you, not many folks take the trouble to actually say you're rubbish to your face, even if they think it!
Here are a few pics from the show. I completed three paintings during the four days, the finished images to follow when I've titivated them a bit. I've spent every day this week colouring frames, ready for my exhibition next week in my village
Day 1 under close scrutiny, painting an oil from a previous Pastel painting
Day 3 explaining technique and colour to an onlooker
Day 3 sharing some frivolity
Day 3, some chap pretending
to be me with a bald patch
Day 4, two avid fans 'sitting on my shoulder'