Do other artists finish a painting and then start all over again? I had one of those moments after I’d finished “Gathering Lavender”. I walked around it, turned it upside down and generally lived with it for a week. But somehow I just wasn’t happy with it. Throwing caution to the wind I painted over […]
The first of these is called “Waiting” and the second is “Picking Lavender”. Both are 32 x 32cm oil on wood.
I had a wonderful morning at the Coliseum in London where I was able to draw the National Ballet warming up for their matinee performance of the ballet Manon. Quite a challenge to get something down on paper whilst so much was going on. The action was so fast that a few strokes to get […]
I have just finished this painting inspired by my visit to Saville, Spain last year. The Alcazar Palace was full of history where it had been used in many different ways. I wanted to try and convey this sense of history and peeling back the layers. Mixed media on canvas. 60 x 75cm
Much as I would like to think I was going to get one up on the airline, the real reason for this title to my latest blog is about dates for the 2019 painting in Italy week. Now that I know the times of the flights direct from Stanstead to Pescara, the best dates for […]
I read that 53k people in the UK keep a goat as a household pet. Astonishing, but a lovely image for my Capricorn painting. Apparently Capricorn people are nostalgic, ambitious and goal oriented, wanting to reach the top. I think my goat has achieved considerable status in this household.
Lovely as this heatwave is, running has to be done early and these girls are out at sunrise. A new semi abstract painting that I’m now in the process of framing, ready for exhibiting in London. Painted in acrylics on canvas, 63 x 63 cm
I’m very pleased to be included again in the mixed summer exhibition at this highly rated London Gallery. It runs from 28th June to 8th Sept. and there are some delicious, contemporary paintings being exhibited and they are at affordable prices. www.russell-gallery.com. PS. I happen to know there is a very nice coffee bar just […]
Having done yoga for years, I thought my next painting should be about the little understood effect our minds have on our bodies. Trusting someone to do a partnering pose can be quite challenging and usually ends up in a heap and lots of laughter. The two ladies in my painting are concentrating hard and […]
This new painting “Reflections at the Bar” is another semi-abstract acrylic on canvas 61 x 45 cm. It is on the theme of what happens to all the images that a mirror sees during the course of a ballet practise, like “Warming up”, It is in a more abstract style than some of my other […]