I took part in a bird painting challenge on Instagram and painted five birds, the only one I was truly happy with being this American avocetc.
On a bird theme, I found myself on the River Thames last month at a point where swans gather to strut around on shore and do whatever they do when in large social groups. I painted a sketch at Caversham Bridge and managed to get quite a few swans into the picture.
I had a bit of a gap in the middle of the month as I was building website for the church and also developing my daughter's online shop. I soon realised that painting was too precious to me to leave it for long so sat down to draw this painting of Chateau Chenonceau
There have been quite a few other paintings since I last posted so I'll finish with just one more, a sketch of a house that took my eye when I was walking around Eastbourne one morning last month.