Monday, 10 June 2013

Back from Patchings!

Patchings Festival was a blast as usual, meeting up with some painting friends, some Facebook friends and especially being blessed with good weather for a change.  

Oh, and I was also lucky enough to win an award in The Artist Patchings Exhibition, which can be viewed online at
You can vote for your favourite painting by clicking on the green 'gallery' button in each of the four categories and then clicking on your favourite and then the blue 'click here' button to vote.  The painting in each category with the most votes by the close of play on 1st September will receive the 'Peoples Choice Award' 

Here is a photo showing my two paintings hanging in the exhibition alongside my mate Haidee-Jo Summers, who also won an award!

Anyway, here are the paintings I did at the festival in chronological order.
The Elderflower Stump, Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches

 The Village Field, Oil on Board, 10 x 12 inches

 Summer Welland, Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches

Winter Dawn, Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches

  Spring Growth, Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches

And here are a couple of photos of my stand - this was after close of the festival - it wasn't always this quiet!



  1. Congrates Peter on your award and well deserved.
    I am pleased the weather was great. Your stand and exhibited work look the bees knees. No doubt you will have been a great success at Patchings again. Regards

    1. Thanks Trevor, it was good fun with loads of eyes over my shoulders! Would love to see you back there next year...? You may get a call from Marion Dutton, based in Bolton, who was interested in having an artist do a workshop and I recommended you to her.

  2. So pleased for you Peter award and good weather can,t be bad. Glad you had a good time Ve

  3. Pleased that the weather was good for you and congratulations on your well-deserved award. I do love your snow scenes (though not a fan of the white stuff otherwise)!

    Great selection of pictures to choose from but I'm afraid my vote went to the shires (simply because I love heavy horses and ... she is a friend of yours I believe)?

    1. Thanks Sue. Yes, Mary's my mate and she's a fine artist, so I won't hold that against you, ha ha! You can vote in the other categories too if you haven't already. Happy painting.


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