First there was the rain water damage to the interior plaster work, then we discovered the rotten wood and floor joists, then we had to replace the conservatory glass and roof beams, then hack off the rotten plaster and replace it, then the redecoration, and then the replacement of a rotten window.
Now, several million pounds lighter, we are approaching a time when we can prepare for our upcoming Xmas Open House in just 23 days time.
Please come in your droves and buy lots of goodies so that we can pay the bank back.
I am working on a set of four new original paintings destined for the Edinburgh Art Fair on 18th to 21st November.
Here they are at an early stage. Starting top left going clockwise, the subjects are; Calton Hill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Forth Rail Bridge.
And here they are a little later.
The paintings are on gesso panels which I discovered tucked away in the studio.
"That'll be nice for my Edinburgh pictures", I said to myself as I started..
But it transpires that the top two in this shot are 16"x20"
The lower two are 40cm x 50cm.
Nearly the same but not quite.
Aargh! The metric versus the imperial system.
So I have had to order two sizes of frames for the Art Fair.
Here is a link to the show.
We are making last minute preparations today for our next exhibition. Shyama and I are showing at the Palace Art Fair in London. The venue is Fulham Palace alongside the River Thames near Putney. www.palaceartfair.co.uk
This is a new art fair, and is run by the same people who run the Brighton Art Fair. A few artist friends are going to show including Adrian Turner [photography], Fran Doherty [ceramics].