Countryside Rescue

Countryside Rescue

The day started well; I went in my van to collect John after he cycled accross Dartmoor and camped overnight. We met at the edge of the moor where we planned to continue crossing the moor and enjoying the drive.

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Oh Joy, Bananas!

Detail of Bananas in Painting

Aren’t Bananas fantastic! They come in loads of shapes sizes and colours. Bananas make great subjects for paintings, they taste good and they are good for you! I always have bananas on my shopping list the moment I have only two left. I have included bananas in various still life paintings over the years. There …

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A Card Becomes A Mug

Masked kiss

A Card Made for a Friend is Special. Sometimes you just can’t find the right card in the local shop, and while we need to keep our distance to avoid the dreaded virus, a hand made card is the way to go. More than that, it is personal and topical. This hand-painted card has evolved …

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Creative in Isolation

Rainbow Loo-Rolls

Popular thought about creativity in general is contradictory at first glance. While many artists say that they are at their best in solitude, others find the presence of others fires them up. Inspiration may come from people in ordinary life and other artists, and the reaction of audiences plays its part. But overall it’s true …

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Painting the Grey Fergie

Painting the Grey Fergie

Tractor Painting. This Grey Fergie Tractor was parked up on the nearby hard stand for a few days undergoing a spot of TLC. The weather was fine and the ground firm so I took the opportunity to paint it in relative comfort. It was within easy reach and it was good to be out there …

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Mural Painting Adventures

Egyptian Frieze Bathroom part

Let’s take a look at murals and friezes today. I have done my share of painting on walls but done nothing as impressive as these two Friezes in the hall of a house in Culmstock Road, Clapham. Frieze panels with mountains and sailing boats They have quite a history, and you can read about them …

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Caravan Mural for Camouflage

I was asked to paint a forest on a caravan   The owner was building a verandah on one side and he wanted to be discreet, to hide the caravan in the woods. Bright white and gleaming it shone out and could be seen from a distance, even at night, car headlights picking it out. …

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