Cardingmill Valley

Made some final alterations to the shadow cast on the path, (very hard to stop fiddling, even after its been signed)! Then spent too much time sanding and staining a frame after deciding that the usual white looked wrong and black looked too sombre. Settled on a matt grey/brown which I think works well and has a natural, rustic, feel.


I have just finished the print which I was commissioned to do of Gogbatch in All Stretton, and delivered it to the Ragleth Gallery. I had forgotten what a lovely spot Gogbatch is, with its wandering stream and distant view of Caradoc.

Bodbury again

Reworked the foreground of the Bodbury painting. Much happier with it now. Seem to be doing more of this recently. Things look different a couple of weeks on. Always caught between ‘ I can improve that’ and ‘move on, the next one will be better’!