Thursday 21st March
It was a cold day and I forgot my hat & gloves. There were lots of visitors: from Canada, Japan and a couple up from Bedford to see the garden. Went to the lunchtime Magic Lantern Show which was fascinating with Cinderella, volcanoes, earthquakes, and mining all covered in glass slides with background music. Added further layers to my paintings intensifying the blues, greys and black; also added signature spots at the end: the artist fingerprint. Studied old family photos from the archives and drew from one of Nina and Evie sitting on the sands holding a toy sailing boat with a bucket & spade beside them with the dunes in the background. They both have severely cut fringes and are seated wearing near identical sailor dresses; Nina looking very serious and Evie looking wistful. Received positive feedback from visitors about my blue palette. Hurrah!