Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sparkles and spirals: The Courtauld Collection

Embarrassing to admit but the visit I made to Courtauld Gallery the other week (see earlier post) was my first.  Being up in London for an appointment that was dispensed with by the other side of lunchtime, I decided to … Continue reading

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New born

Lambing season always fills me with a particular kind of joy; my most recent painting span out of a chance sighting of newborns in a field flooded with late-afternoon sunlight that skimmed the field at such an acute angle that … Continue reading

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Essence of Easter

There’s an unmistakable “essence” of Easter that I’ve relished since the days of childhood meant that it was accompanied by the experience of eating a ton and a half of chocolate over the course of a long weekend.  Even if … Continue reading

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Dust motes and radiance: windows in art

I recently set about painting a window, a newish painting subject for me although I have tackled it once before, many years ago, and frequently in my sketches.  I’d decided on the subject long before I’d pinpointed the exact window … Continue reading

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