I've managed to grab the odd day out, sketching in Derbyshire, and have been having a go at working from those sketches, experimenting with how different art materials work on a larger format:
I didn't have time to search a ready-made frame down, so I got a local framer to make one to fit but, to save a bit of cash, we opted to mount the work ourselves.
But - DISASTER!! - the framer made it at the wrong size. Worse still, we didn't notice, until John starting cutting the mount board, on the very morning we were due to deliver the painting to Buxton! The framer made a rush replacement for us to pick up within the hour (phew) so, just after lunch, we breathed a sign of relief and got ready to set off, when - ANOTHER DISASTER!! - I realised I hadn't read the submission instructions properly and the frames needed mirror plates fitted, rather than wire.
My painting is for sale so, if you want to own one of the very first Lynne Chapman non-sketchbook paintings, get yourself over to the Buxton Art Gallery. The show opened last night and is on until September 6th.