Posted on July 25, 2010
number two in a series…
some previous watercolours of sunflowers :
sunflowers circa 1997 – Van Gogh 1889 – Who ‘owns’ subject matter?
Posted on July 24, 2010
here comes a series of paintings of sunflowers.
William Blake : Ah! Sunflower
Ah! sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun, Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done; Where the youth pined away with desire, And the pale virgin shrouded in snow, Arise from their graves and aspire; Where my sunflower wishes to go.
William Blake (1757-1827) P. 1793
Posted on July 22, 2010
Posted on July 21, 2010
A demonstration piece from a recent Chateaux Painting Holiday, France
left of in the lay-in or block-in phase
Posted on July 20, 2010
… and now for the candlestick, of course 😉
w & n neutral tint….
great for value studies in watercolour
Posted on July 17, 2010
Posted on July 13, 2010
New roof on house which now means new electrics, new walls & ceilings then a spot of decorating.
I greatly enjoyed teaching this june’s weeks at Chateaux Painting Holidays.
Lots of painting, inspiration, great students & great fun!
Posted on May 20, 2010
line drawings of a boy’s head
i thought this was a little bit ancient egyptian, no?
OK I still wish I was a sculptor tho’ then i ‘d make the above line drawing into a low relief carving in limestone in the heretic style… fantasy of course as i’m far too busy replying to all the comments here on this blog 😉
OK cheesed off again
back to drawing board
Posted on May 17, 2010
pleased with is one – the likeness is a dead ringer too – yes!
why am i sharing this you, oh anonymous web surfer unknown to me ? why do i bother sharing on the internet?
Posted on May 16, 2010
“All of this has happened before and it will all happen again,” – The Narrator, Disney Studios 1953 film
“Second star to the right and straight on till morning.” – Peter Pan
” Go on! Go back and grow up! But I’m warnin’ ya: once you’re grown up, you can never come back. Never!” – Peter Pan, Disney’s 1953 film
J.M. Barrie playing Neverland with Michael Llewelyn Davies – Wiki commons
- Peter Pan: Well, well, a codfish on a hook.
- Captain Hook: I’ll get you for this, Pan, if it’s the last thing I do!
- Peter Pan: Mr. Crocodile, do you like codfish? [crocodile nods] You do?
- Wendy: Oh Peter, no!
” Similarly, Nico’s daughter, Laura Duguid – also Barrie’s godchild – is more affectionate than damning in her recollections of him. Now 80, she remembers being taken to spend an afternoon with her godfather (by then a baronet) at his flat on the top floor of Adelphi Terrace House, overlooking the Thames. ‘Usually I was a feeble little girl,’ she says, ‘who needed Mummy or Nanny. But I remember having a wonderful afternoon with Barrie – and being surprised at myself for not minding being left alone with him. He told me stories and chased me around the dining table. And, of course, my father thought Barrie was the most marvellous person with children – hence him asking him to be my godfather, and being happy to leave me alone with him.’ ”
excerpt from J.M.Barrie’s Peter & Wendy, 1911