31 Dec 2010 New Years Eve. More work on the Venice commission.

Today is another dull and overcast day. I've been Facebooking and watched a video on internet marketing. The small rowan tree outside my office window has been visited on an off all day by about 20 waxwings who are busy stripping it of all the berries. What a stunning bird!

Meanwhile I have been popping in and out of my studio to do more to the Venice commission.
So far so good.

30 Dec 2010 progress on canya see whotitis yet?

More work on the Venice commission today.

Yes you got it! Its the view from the Accademia Bridge looking towards Salute with the Guggenheim villa on the right.

29 Dec 2010 A commissioned piece.

I have been asked to paint a new version of one of my favourite scenes in Venice.
Can you see what it is yet?

The work is in acrylics on a 40cm x 50cm gesso panel.
More later as it progresses.

20 DEC 2010 Prizes are all gone!

The final winner came round to pick up her framed print yesterday. 
So the six winners of our daily prize draw have chosen and collected their prizes.

This who they are, and what they chose  [cue drum-roll]

20 Nov 2010   Ava Jessey     'Polperro Low Tide'   by Colin Ruffell

21 Nov 2010   Daina Warbis   'Girl with Kite'   by Fran Slade

27 Nov 2010   Louise Courtney   'Lets Play on Brighton Bandstand'   by Colin Ruffell

28 Nov 2010   Christine Connoly   'June Summer'   by Shyama

4 Dec 2010    Nicki Winton    'Brighton'  by Colin Ruffell

5 Dec 2010   Anne-Marie Roberts   'Lets Play on Palace Pier'   by Colin Ruffell

Thanks everybody who came to see our show, and thanks indeed to all those who bought artwork from us.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

17 Dec 2010 A Golden Moment

 Today is our 50th wedding anniversary. So here are some photos from that day.

We were art students. We had no money, so we borrowed the clothes. Everybody said that it might last a year or two.

6 Dec 2010 End of Christmas Open House

Yesterday was the last day of our three weekend Artists Open House event. Phew!
Now we clear up. 
You can see more photos of  our show and visitors on the Facebook fan page photo album.


Here is a shot of the weather just before the last weekend. A foot of snow fell on Wednesday night that turned into ice and made travel impossible on Thursday and Friday. But the fates are kind, and overnight on Friday the rain washed it all away.