Monday, 11 April 2011

Painting, projects and schedules.

What a lovely weekend we had  - a mini heatwave!
Missy got a trim, a trip to see some horses, played ball in the garden, then watched as I painted in the summerhouse. I also managed to go to a meet up of reflexologists for a few hours.

With such beautiful weather arriving, I will be spending less time at the computer, which means not so much blogging. The upside of that is, you may get more paintings in one post!

In winter I post three times a week - through spring and summer, that will change to one, maybe two. We have lots to do in the garden - I've been trying to get it how I want it to look, since we first moved in two years ago - but other works in the house took precedence. This year is the year of the garden :)

If I'm not such a frequent visitor to your blog, please excuse me, but the great outdoors is calling!

Here are some photos for you to enjoy -  a loose painting, our first garden project this year and views from the summerhouse.

Here's the painting - called "Forgotten"




Paul made these church window  metal supports





sleepy time in the summerhouse

Watching me doing a laid back draw !

View from the summerhouse

my apple tree - Laxton's Superb

19 comments:

  1. Good morning Pat.
    You are right, the weather is too beautiful to be sitting at the computer. Especially after the long winter, we should enjoy it. Have a few nice days, rain comes soon enough. The little donkey in the picture looks really somehow forgotten. I also very much out there and enjoy the sun.
    Love
    Elsbeth

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  2. Hope you enjoy the outdoors too, Elsbeth xx

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  3. Enjoy your garden and the beautiful weather, Pat!

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  4. Enjoyed your post Pat, and all the lovely photos.

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  5. I just loved this post, Pat! I am so ready for a mini heat wave and itching to get in my garden, too. Enjoy your day!

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  6. Just one question Pat - does your watercolour paper and stuff get all damp using your summerhouse as a studio in winter?

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  7. Un'immagine dolcissima quella dell'asinello! Ciao Pat!

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  8. The year of the Garden...it's the Chinese Year of the Bunny so hopefully the bunnies will stay away from your garden!!

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  9. Wonderful photos. I can understand getting out in the nice weather. Me too and can't wait.

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  10. Good Morning,Pat. Lovely atmospheric painting, and I enjoyed the glimpses of your life and home. Enjoy the wonderful weather!

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  11. I love this painting...send a kiss to Missy from me! Arianna

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  12. Thanks everyone - glad you all liked the painting and enjoyed the post.

    Frank - no, it doesn't. The whole summerhouse has been insulated and boarded on the walls and roof, insulated and laminate floored - so its more than a regular summerhouse. It is still usable in winter - it has heat and electric too :)
    Having said all that, I only keep a few pieces of paper and kit out there. The majority of it is in my bureau. But what I have left out there hasn't been harmed.

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  13. Pat don't worry, you are not alone, I shall send you some thoughts when I work in MY garden. Enjoy yourself :-))

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  14. we had gorgeous weather over the weekend. I don't blame you one bit for wanting to spend the time in the garden. I need to do some of that myself

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  15. Dear Pat,
    Enjoy sunshine as much as possible. Don't worry about the blog. I so much love the painting "Forgotten." The photos are beauitufl...and please pass my best wishes and best "pats" to your doggy.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  16. Pat, I have all confidence that your garden will look great with all the affection that you have within yourself.

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  17. Hello, Pat! I understand the reasons that keep you away from your computer. You have to catch the moments and enjoy the warmth of the outdoors.
    Have a nice week and weekend!

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