Progress has been quite slow on the painting I'm doing to celebrate the 25th year of the Tiddesley Wood Open Day - I have to fit in painting this picture with other work. Researching some of the subjects for the vignettes around the central image also takes quite a while. But it's starting to fill up.
I'm not too keen on what I've done so far - but don't let this put you off as I am very rarely happy with what I paint or draw.
(By the way, can anyone tell me what kind of pear is grown at Tiddesley before I have to bother Harry Green - again)?
Harry has very kindly sent me plenty of reference material for the noble chafer and is looking forward to my depiction of it. Thank you Harry.
I hope to keep you updated on the progress of the picture - and I hope it encourages you to bid for it and raise some funds for the Trust.
19 hours ago