Christmas & New Year

Wednesday 02. 01. 19 Have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Christmas morning was the usual extravaganza opening all the presents at Jason’s followed by a hearty Christmas breakfast. We all reconvened at Carole’s for dinner of turkey and plum pudding which was very tasty followed by mince pies and Christmas cake – a regime might be called for in the New Year!!! Carole and I spent a quiet but very pleasant few days up north at Fran and Clive’s cottage. We came back to town yesterday afternoon on the bus and I’m now staying with Julia.

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Back in Canada

Tuesday 11. 12. 18 I arrived back in Toronto on Friday and there was snow on Saturday morning to remind me that it was winter and Christmas was approaching! Daisy decorated the tree yesterday so I now feel Christmas is really coming.

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With wash

Wednesday 05. 12. 18 Decided to add wash to the above ground part of the landscape to add a further differentiation between then and now.

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Still Life

Friday 30. 11. 18 It is a dull rainy day. Sometimes it is good to just draw whatever is in front you!

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Coloured in

Tuesday 27. 11. 18 Spent the day colouring in the monoprint with coloured pencils. Now wondering whether to add water to change the colours into washes.

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Grandad’s Landscape

Monday 26. 11. 18 Today I am going to start colouring in this monoprint of the landscape where my grandfather was wounded in WW1.

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London

Wednesday 21. 11. 18 Just back from a week in London with Carole, Julia and Daisy. Did the usual round of galleries, went to Windsor for the day and even managed to see Bohemian Rhapsody – a busy week.

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Remembrance day

Monday 12. 11. 18 Yesterday I walked down to the small local ceremony at the war memorial at 11 am and then I also went to an excellent choral concert at St Paul’s with old photos on a screen – they even sang It’s a long way to Tipperary!!!

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Montpellier

Sunday 04. 10. 18 Met Claire for lunch in Montpellier yesterday. We had an excellent Couscous outside on the esplanade in the sunshine and then afterwards went to a photo expo at the Pavillon Populaire. An interesting show on the American Civil Rights Movement in the 60s by mainly local journalists. And it was free!!

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Sunday painting

Sunday 21. 10. 18 Finished this small painting of the Bassin d’Arcachon today and worked on a couple of larger landscapes

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