On the Beach – Pastel step-by-step

Wanting to cut loose and paint a slightly abstract pastel I bought this fab uncluttered and stark beach scene. Do you like it? It’s all soft sand and blowy sky with that rock and some seaweed as accents. A place where you can step out of the world for a while and merge with the sea and sky with sand under your feet. I am … Continue reading On the Beach – Pastel step-by-step

Fresh Out of Forde Abbey

Last July I had a lovely day trip by coach to Forde Abbey in Somerset. A rural idyll, this abbey was once a monastery but has had many changes made to its architecture which have resulted in a beautiful English stately home and gardens – open to the public. I was drawn to the simplicity and beauty of the abbey gardens and its well-tended vegetable … Continue reading Fresh Out of Forde Abbey