The end of August brought some beautiful sunsets and I can definitely feel the seasons changing. It's still nearly 8.30pm before the sun sets but the skies are turning autumnal (note the orange tinges to the pastels - loving my new tangerine colour-range of pastels). It's as if the sun changes colour before the leaves on the trees! The sunrises are nearly as spectacular as the sunsets as everything changes position in the sky ready for the colder seasons - I'll be back to drawing both sunrise and sunset when I next come here.
These are my last few days on Skye for this season. Lynne's Art Shed will become a normal shed again for a few weeks until the fractured ankle is sorted out and I can drive back up. Hoping to open on a pop-up basis through the winter months. I feel sad to leave after all these months but new exhibitions beckon (see the exhibitions page for details) and things need sorting out. Excitement and busy-ness ensues from today as the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge starts. I'll be blogging everyday with a new drawing as usual during these challenges and my subjects/themes and this time will be around clouds, sheep and ink landscapes, as well as getting the illustrations completed for the new Bradenstoke Cake Stall Recipes collection (I'll be collecting the cakes and their recipes at next weekend's Swindon Open Studios). Skye will feature but I have some ideas for other avenues too - not sure 30 days will be enough! Might have to expand it a little - watch this space...