Hello and welcome to the latest Fisher Lines…
Once again apologies for the lack of blogs, time seems to just evaporate and here we are nearly at the end of another year. It seems quicker to just update you of some of the main highlights this year via a list
January we completed another section of hedge laying at our field, its hard work but so satisfying to transform a 20 foot tall overgrown hedge to a neat and tidy one.
The spring saw me host three live webinars for Painters Online, there were a few technical issues and an unexpected window cleaner visit to my studio door !!
May saw us filming 6 painting videos for Painters Online to launch on their website, my able camera assistant Louise and director Freyja ensured all went well
June saw me back in North Norfolk tutoring a painting holiday for Big Sky Art Courses. Another super bunch of people and I am looking forward to returning in 2024.
June also saw me in the beautiful village of Willersey teaching a plein air sketching day as part of the Broadway Arts Festival.
July saw the launch of book number four for Search Press, "Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics"
July saw me once again at the Patchings Art Festival in the Artist, Leisure Painter and Painters Online marquee. I spent three days painting and chatting to visitors some wanting advice and help which I am more then happy to offer.
August and September saw me learning new skills as Louise was unwell. She's always done lots at home to enable me to concentrate on my art. I will never take her for granted again !
Now fully competent in most household tasks … apart from the ironing.
My Studio Gallery was opened for a weekend exhibition in September and I enjoyed meeting visitors.
October was a celebration month for Louises birthday. A brilliant week spent in Orford, walking and exploring the local area.
The delights of Southwold, Walberswick and the views from the top of Orford Castle.
A visit to Sutton Hoo was also very interesting and we watched "The Dig" the night before visiting.
I found an interesting subject at Orford Quay, always attracted to wriggly tin roofs and set to work developing an oil painting. We returned a few days later to complete the painting, but Storm Babet was arriving and the gale force wind was not good, it made better sense to pack away and have a drink at the Jolly Sailor pub.
The journey home the next day was a challenge as Babet had wreaked havoc with torrential rain, I was so glad to finally escape the flooded Suffolk lanes and get onto the A14.
This year has also seen me complete a commission for two more paintings for our local hotel Sysonby Knoll Hotel. I created two large acrylic paintings of the hotels garden and they now hang in the hotels entrance room.