Colour blindness

Colour blindness

Chatting over a drink at the weekend with a couple of friends, the guy mentioned a job he was offered some years ago that he really wanted to do but couldn’t as it required him working on railway tracks and since he was colour-blind they wouldn’t give him the job. I enquired why and he said it […]

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

A few weeks ago I went for a walk with a good friend in an area that is new to me although I lived there for about a year, not that I remember it particularly well. I was all of three years old at the time! Of course it interested me to see it, since […]

Deluge

Deluge

Sometimes you just have to accept that no matter what your best efforts are, there is something that you cannot get around. Some things are unstoppable. And no matter how much I am enjoying painting my latest painting, no matter how much I want to get it done, no matter how I am aching to […]

The short cuts are the long way round

The short cuts are the long way round

Artists never start at the point at which you meet them. Who ever the artist is, when you find them and wow over the work they’ve done and how much you admire their talent, and love their use of colour, or tone, or subject matter, that, usually, isn’t where they started. Ok, they might always […]

Seven months in the planning

Seven months in the planning

After seven months, he finally arrived on my doorstep. I welcomed him in with a smile and a “At last, we meet!” comment which he smiled at and agreed. Its not often that a commission takes so long to arrange, but he’s been really busy with work commitments, and I’ve been busy with art commitments […]