north east coast

30 x 30 cm oil on linen canvas.

Once again I have been held back due to my health.  This time I have been suffering from Shingles which was a surprise, not as bad as it could have been but it has prevented me from going out sketching and spending days out.  Some days now it seems better but then seems to return and give me discomfort.  I can't complain really when I think what some people who are really ill have to deal with but it is hard at times to accept that I have to slow down for a while longer.

A strange summer regarding cool and wet weather for a great deal of it so far.  It has been very windy too.  But there have been some beautiful skies to gaze at and in our pond there are now several water lilies and a tiny frog who tends to just stick his head out between the lilies to say hello during the day!

I have been invited to exhibit four paintings for the Strathpeffer pavilion art fair.  This is one of the paintings I will be having framed up for the event in November.  I plan on putting in four seascapes showing different weather conditions but mostly based on the same view!  I love the variety of colour that can be seen during the ever changing weather conditions.

I hope my painting friends here in blogging land have been keeping busy! sorry for not commenting during the last month but I will be catching up with you all soon.

Happy painting to you all!


  1. So sorry you are dealing with this illness and do hope you recover soon without anything lasting. This is a gorgeous painting, so serene and calming...lovely work, as always. Congratulations on the upcoming art fair; I hope you get a lot more admirers from that exposure. Take care!

  2. Thank you so much Rhonda for your lovely comment. So nice to hear from you.

  3. Hi Caroline. I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been well. It must be frustrating when you can't do what you want to. At least this hasn't been a good summer for getting out and about.

    I like the idea of four paintings of the same view; you could even make them of the four seasons.

    1. Hi Keith I think summer passes us by on a couple of days back in June! I am feeling a bit better these last two days which has cheered me up! The idea of the four seasons sounds nice! thank you!