Ah, the joy of getting in a real mess making a pot. I always wondered how some of my class used to stay looking so clean. This painting is a homage to those ladies who could preserve their nails and their composure and still turn out a lovely pot.
Just returned from finalising plans for the week of drawing & painting in Spoltore, Abruzzo, Italy. We have a cook, a great art shop in Pescara and accommodation booked. Working on menus and specifics about the schedule of sites and visits.
He knows her secret but the two of them are bound together in a joint bond. He leans against her, defying the world to prise it out of him.
Two women doing a simple task of picking and gathering apples. One is preoccupied with her thoughts whilst the other has used that simple task to find a solution to something that was bothering her.The sun shines on her new resolve. Acrylic on board 36 x 46cm
A new painting in oil on wood about unspoken communication between a dog and his owner. No words are necessary as they share warmth and love. 39 x 39cm
A new painting for 2017. I think there’s a bit of Imelda in all of us. The perfect pair of shoes are sitting in the window and we just have to go and try them on. My painting is all about wanting rather than needing and those red shoes spoke to me. Oil on canvas […]
A lovely trip to Rome to see the gallery that exhibited my “First cycle of Spring” painting. Took time to see the Sistine Chapel which has always been too crowded when I visited before. Amazing pictures by Graham Sutherland and relief work by Angelo Biancini (1911-1988).
I have been busily painting new pictures for 2017. Two are here – “He knows but doesn’t say” and “They always came back” The other two are still drying as I’m working in oils at the moment. They will be here on the website next week.
Christmas often makes me think about older people who may be on their own and this painting was about the pleasure the pigeons bring to this lady in her London flat. To some they’re a pest but to her they are family.
A series of quick sketches completed this week of a woman as she moved around the studio. Fortunately, it was really warm in there as we arrived in coats and scarves!