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Painting is difficult

I’ve had a struggle giving birth to this second painting of the Lake District. Feeling unable to do justice to the sheer beauty of the place, I let my feelings and imagination spill a little whimsy across the picture, as … Continue reading

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Snowy day musings

After a few deceptively warm and even sunny days, nature has reasserted her right to be contrary and it’s now snowing again, coating the skylights with a layer of ice which blocks my views of trees and rooftops. As colours … Continue reading

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Spotted the mistake?

Sorry to have spread confusion by referring to a previously published painting as “Caravan of Dreams” when it’s actually called “The Dream Factory”. Some kind of Freudian slip? Perhaps I should change the title to that of the book of … Continue reading

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That’s it

Enough is enough, this one has to stop now. I’ve been fiddling about with it for too long, easily done, and am getting bored with it. “The Snug”, a portrait of my little sitting-room, is a companion piece to “Caravan … Continue reading

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By Derwentwater

Following a recent trip to the Lake District I began experimenting with monoprinting again. While as yet unable to produce an acceptable pure monoprint, I find they offer inspiration and a starting-point for further ideas and development. This particular painting … Continue reading

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The dream factory

This is a portrait of my colourful attic bedroom. I’ve just realised it’s lacking a vital ingredient – books on the bedside table…..

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Town in Sicily

This painting recalls a hot day in Sicily in 2007.¬† I had been walking¬† along a deserted road in unrelenting heat…. heading for a monastery which turned out to be too far away to reach that day. Turning back with … Continue reading

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