And I'm going to have to, because I've only just got enough pictures, and I've run out of time. The exhibition goes up today.
I'm not mad about the fruit, and I'm not fishing....but it's one of the few paintings I've got that's a decent size. And it makes up the numbers.
So the fruit's in, along with my only other not-so-recent one. This is actually the top half of a painting. I liked the daisies, but wasn't fussed with the rest of it. Is it very obvious? Probably is now...
I prefer these, but don't think they've come out so well as photos. The colours are a bit flat.
I had a last minute framing hitch which I could have done without. A friend very sensibly suggested I paint to fit a set frame size. Great advice, but when I went to IKEA to buy the frames I wanted, they were out of stock, so I ended up with different ones - fine size-wise but not such a good colour. I also made a slight miscalculation with the size of some of the mounts....
Now prices - well I had to give a list of prices to the head of the art club, and I tried unsuccessfully to get a little guidance. In the end I went for between £30 and £45. I still haven't a clue. It'll be interesting to see what other people are charging.
I can put a red dot on one though, and I've always wanted to do that. A lady we got to know in France wants to buy the french hens painting. When she asked, I was thrilled, grateful... and strangely sad. I think because is suddenly dawned on me that this picture I'd done and quite liked was about to disappear. I'm going to have to learn to let go!
And guess who's back?
Like I said - everything's going up.