Wonky Tower Landscape in Oils

Here’s where I’m at with this landscape painting after just a week. I think it’s been a week since I began – although I find I’m losing track of time. Hours fly past as I concentrate on just one portion of the painting at a time. The sky has now acquired three layers of paint […]

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A Collaboration of Minds

  The following is another quality piece I channelled last year from the inimitable Sidiris, that part of my consciousness that possesses far more clarity and determination than I usually have in my own dealings with the profane and the mundane. I’m posting this while waiting for layers of paint to dry (yes, I’m painting […]

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View From San Giorgio

I’ve spent the best part of the morning today perusing the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art’s collection of etchings by James McNeill Whistler, especially of London, and Venice in the latter part of the 1800s. Apart from having fallen in love with his sketches, and being inspired to begin sketching again, I thought I would […]

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Unfinished Masterwork

After about six hours work I am letting the digital paint dry, so to speak. The plan was to recreate something of an unfinished masterwork, as if the artist had run out of funds in the middle of the project. The bit I love the most about being an artist, and a visual editor is […]

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The Art of Cheating

  If you’re going to cheat, then be sure to do it well. In fact, do it so well that it becomes an art form in itself. If you contrive and manipulate to create an artistic representation of the world around you that gives you and others pleasure, such as through the medium of photography […]

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Sea Shanty

  What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Put him in a barrel and set him on fire. What shall we do with a drunken sailor, When he’s mutineering? Heave ho up she rises, No more booze or cheap surprises; Heave ho lift him higher, Up the mast as warning! O what shall we do with […]

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Muro – Day 5 – NaPoWriMo 2014 (MPoWriMo)

    I place my fingers in-between the cracks of your walls, Paying attention to the crumbling stone, The silence that greets my touch. So much past, So many idle conversations had right here; Exhalations and tribulations spoken Like rising smoke, curling around the yellow Light of your singular lamp. Beneath your Watchful eye; you, listening […]

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The Venice Diaries – Rain

Wednesday 14th August 2013 Venice was particularly beautiful today, with the rain cascading down her bridges, forming rivulets that trickled back into her canals making the relationship between land and water even more intimate than usual. The dark green water danced in a staccato of glistening crowns as each rain drop made contact, being absorbed […]

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