Please dont scream because that upsets me, this is a self portrait that I actually started last week that went horribly wrong, so horribly wrong that I didn't dare put it on here.  I've been doing a lot of horribly wrong stuff in the past couple of days/weeks.  Today I have been working on it again, it was totally dry so I could start to move the nose down (that's why it's a little bit wonky still).  I had to restart the eyes and move the bridge of the nose which originally appeared to be in the middle of my forehead.  (I just checked the mirror and that is not where it is)  As you can see my skin is a little too big for my face but that is how it is when I look in the mirror.  It's quite good being able to paint someone, warts and all, usually artistic license allows you to pretty them up although I'm not known for doing too many pretty pictures. 

Oh, by the way, we went to the Private View at Rugby Art Gallery yesterday and one of my paintings has been sold.  I was so pleased, couldn't quite get over it really, the thought that someone thought it was good enough to buy.  I really hope that it gives them loads of pleasure and, if they happen to read this, I thank them from the bottom of my heart.  Does loads for the confidence that does.  I also popped over to Stratford Upon Avon to have a look at Coulrophobia hanging in The Gallery of Stratford Leisure Centre.  That gallery space in there is spectacular and I am going to investigate how much it is to hire and see if I can find some pals to exhibit with me.  I'll keep you posted.
Also I have three paintings going down to Your Gallery which is below a shop in Regent Place, Leamington Spa, called Giai.  I know this gallery because I always used to go in there when I lived near it so I'm really excited about that too.  I'll try to get some pic


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