Dear God

Dear God; dear Universe; dear Paradoxical Exigence of the Mind, I awake to the quarantine of the rain, spraying me like an infected bloom; my inner voice trying to cleanse me of the consternation that has clouded my internal skies for some time now; sparking storms and raging waves that crash against your distant shores. […]

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Sunset Watercolours

I have a number of painting projects on the go to take me through most of this year, I should imagine. In between commissions and larger personal projects, I like to do these often quick, whimsical pieces. Here’s a couple of recent watercolours done in one sitting a piece. It’s good to exercise the imagination […]

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Sketches in Oil – Grasses on a Beach

  Yesterday I said I would try something a little different, by way of giving myself a break from working on my son’s portrait. Much more impressionistic and looser in style, I decided I would recreate one of my digital paintings in oil. I’ve been wanting to practise painting skies and clouds for some time […]

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Birthday Portraits

I have been relatively busy as of late, working on two portraits for my husband Bill’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t quite manage to finish them both in time, but as with all painting projects, it’s difficult to estimate how long they will actually take to complete. My husband, however, was pleased […]

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Portrait in Oil of Spirit Bisangwa

After a fair amount of deliberation I set myself the task of completing this painting today. I had no real idea what I wanted to do with the background, except for three colours that I wanted to incorporate somehow – the colours of the modern flag of Rwanda. I’ve also taken the liberty of giving […]

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The Art of Escapism – Turner would be proud.

I’m getting the hang of this photo creator software, and have tweaked my own editing templates to achieve a more refined, photographic, though painterly effect on these atmospheric vistas. My latest efforts, examples of which I’m presenting here would indeed be worthy of Turner’s sensibilities, I’d like to think at least. It might be as […]

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Winging it. And some more art.

Happy Monday…to all. It is Monday, right? I don’t know. Every day merges into one. Besides, the day of the week has been irrelevant since I stepped into retirement some years back. Some things just stop being important, and it’s amazing just how quickly you let those things go. Including alarm clocks. Especially alarm clocks… […]

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Grumpy Pigeon – Water Media Painting

The pigeon is done. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet as I’ve already spent too many days looking at it. I get like this with all my paintings. Usually an extended break seems to reset my attitude. Painting requires huge amounts of focus. After a while I go a bit paint-blind and […]

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