Going up in the world

I had a real good painting session yesterday on the Royal Crescent of Bath painting that is my current commission. It’s taking longer than a painting would normally do, but that’s because of two reasons, which together make a larger practical problem. Firstly, its in oils, so its taking ages to dry between stages, and […]

Explanations and updates

New friends came to visit last night to have a drink with me and my man and chat about life, generalities, specifics, people, work, families, hobbies, and all other diverse subjects, and have a bit of a laugh as well, as is usually a case of a social visit. They hadn’t been to my house before, but they did know […]

The feminine touch

The oil painting of the seven Goddesses is starting to pull together now and I’m delighted with some of the effects that I’m getting in it. I have a loose idea of how the picture will look but sometimes how it turns out even surprises me….. and I’m creating it!!!! I’m working from this watercolour […]

Why is it what it’s in?

They’ve gone. And to a very good home, where they certainly belong. But I still had a slightly sad moment when the dog pictures were collected this week. Only a bit sad though, not a gut-wrenching depression over it, you understand! I always get slightly emotionally attached to my artwork, even when I’m only creating […]

All change

Recently I’ve been looking at a painting I’ve got in my studio, it’s just been propped up against the wall for ages and ages. I did it a couple of years ago and everytime I look at it, something niggles at me that its not quite “right”. I haven’t been able to tell myself exactly […]

Moon struck

I went to an art workshop yesterday. I go to them regularly and always get something from the experience. The tutors are different in their approach and subject matter but they’re invariably happy to pass on tips about their painting techniques. This workshop was no different. The guy who did it though, was worried that […]