It looks like winter’s drawing to a close at last and exhibition time will soon be upon us…..yikes, I suddenly have six ahead of me!

I am entering ‘Presley’ the Galga, my last month’s pride and joy, into Needham Market exhibition next week.

I’m thrilled to report that 10 of my Presley cards fetched 73 euros in the recent Galgos de Sol auction, to provide care for all those beautiful abandoned Galgos in Murcia, Spain. How rewarding it is to think that one’s art can raise money for good causes like this in this way. The very sad news though is that distemper and all the other challenges that were thrown at her got the better of dear Presley and she is no longer with us. I’m extra glad therefore to have committed to her canvas and to have kept her memory alive in this way. Cards of Presley are now available to order…. and are selling well in the local shops.

Another galga who stole my attention is Tormenta, whose portrait is featured below. Her face, like Presley’s tells an interesting story too. Let’s pray this galga finds a fit and loving home.

Like Presley, she was a joy to paint.

Today was our last Ed class of the Spring term. We had a very informative session on colour theory, since when I’m learning to use a more restricted palette of Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and burnt umber and I’m enjoying the reassuring simplicity of it. Next term, Ed has promised us some plein air painting – assuming that the Beast from the East decides against making his third and final come-back.

We’ll see!


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