JOHN GEEKIE ART - Plein air artist oil and watercolour, pen and ink illustrator, commissions welcome. Thanks to everyone who supported me over the last year.
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Pleased to get out after Christmas and the New Year and finally start painting again. The day started with a crisp frost, white roofs everywhere though the sun was shining and it felt warmer. I had wanted to try and paint a scene from the ancient wood before the end of January as I want to record my impressions of the wood all year round, and if possible every month. The sun shone through the canopy of branches and Holly leaves to light up wet surfaces with occasional shafts of light. During the painting my hat caught a low branch so I tugged it free. only to be showered in drops of water from the holly leaves. Not a problem until I noticed some drops had hit the canvas. Though not seeing anyone I heard a distant dog bark, however it never appeared. Before setting off I was delighted to meet an old student, Stuart A. now a young man, and we shared reminiscences of past times. H A P P Y P A I N T I N G