During the Summer.

During the Summer. Oil on Linen, 100cm x 120cm.

I am really pleased that this painting of our vegetable garden “During the Summer” has been chosen to be exhibited in the Royal Society of Oil Painters Exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London from the 2nd Dec – 13th Dec. The exhibition will be showing over 300 paintings from 120 artists and I’m looking forward to seeing all the works on show.

This painting is something I worked on during this summer, it’s bigger than usual and a nice change to working small, I feel I can be more imaginative with more space on the canvas. Bigger brushes and less to worry about!

There is an art to selecting the site to grow vegetables and deciding what to plant in a small time limit, this summer in Italy was extremly hot and from experience painting is sometimes more simple than growing vegetables! Just like oil painting growing things requires alot of learning by mistakes and the best advice we get is from the local people who pass us down knowledge learnt from their previous generations working the land.

I painted this scene to remember what was growing here during the summer of 2015 and be reminded to bring about new changes for 2016. Next year it will be a completely different layout because seasonal scenes like this only last a couple of months before plants get eaten (the vicious cycle of life!) and new plants grow.

It would be great to see you on the 2nd December at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2015 – See more at:


Have a good weekend!


8 thoughts on “During the Summer.”

  1. Congratulations on the show! Oh, how exciting! Have your work been selected for shows like this before, or is it the first time? What a wonderful, large scale document of this summer’s growings. How I wish I could attend the show to see your work live… Best of luck, dear ❤

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    1. Thankyou Heidi, so kind of you! I tried for the same show last year and got through the first stage (sending photos) but not the second where you have to send in your painting so it was really exciting to be selected this year! I hope your show is going well and good luck to you 🙂

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS ANNA! What a wonderful honor. And no surprise that this painting was selected… its a real beauty. You have really conveyed a terrific sense of place. I wish I lived in Italy and could come to the show to see it in person and support you at this exciting time for you! ~Rita

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    1. Thankyou so much Rita, well that would be fantastic to see everyones work in life which is normally seen online! It was a good show and nice to go and learn things from looking at everybody elses paintings and how they were framed etc together. Thanks for your support 🙂

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