New Beginnings

As the year comes screaming to a halt I find myself reflecting on work from the past 12 months.  Have I learnt anything new?  sorted any problems areas out? improved technique?  

One of my main concerns or goals  is to remain completely connected to the moment, just me and the painting.  I am not interested in a representation of a landscape.  For me, capturing the essence and feeling of a place is what keeps me wanting to pick up the brushes.

For the last month or two I have been painting the outside of the house and running workshops so it was pure pleasure to get back into the studio after a break and start painting again.

Roll on 2012, new beginnings, fresh ideas, places to visit, colours to invent, hills to climb.