I knew that this last couple of weeks were going to be a bit of a whirlwind what with my workshop in Scotland, my show in London and starting my MA in Cambridge!! I am still trying to catch up!
I must congratulate my three intrepid and dedicated students from North America who flew all the way to Scotland just to take a workshop with me! We had a lot of fun! It is very easy having so few students, although more would have been nice from a financial point of view! I am not complaining though, it was like painting with three good friends and accomplished painters to boot! The week before, I was avidly watching the weather and it didn't look good. However, for the most part the weather stayed fine, except for an extremely rainy Wednesday, which wasn't nice for Rose's husband who had booked a fishing day on the River Tweed. Poor thing. We stayed nice and cosy in the studio! Rose and Katherine loved Skirling House. They were treated royally. If anyone ever wants to stay in the Scottish Borders, this is the place to stay. Bob and Isobel are wonderful hosts.
When we were painting alongside the river Tweed, see photos below, we were watched intently by quite a number of cows... they seemed to find us very fascinating!