Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Perfect Muse

Finding the perfect model for a painting is like waiting for the most incredible sunset; an element which will illuminate and bring life to the other features of the painting.  One which will evoke mystery, intrigue and empathy from the … Continue reading

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One Lovely Blog Award – Thank You!

I’m very pleased to say that I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Insideout80, whose blog posts I have been following avidly. To accept I must do three things: firstly, thank the blogger who nominated me.  Secondly, … Continue reading

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The Mask of Frankenstein’s Monster

It was pouring with rain the day I visited Mary Shelley’s grave in the grounds of St Peter’s church here in Bournemouth.  My friends had come to visit me for the day and a relaxing beach walk was out of … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Inspiration

Twilight: ominous or inviting? A golden crepuscule welcoming the advent of night or a portentous pantomime of shadows.  It is my favourite time of the day.  I like to walk along the beach at dusk watching the sun set with … Continue reading

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Music and Art: Painting on a Banjo

‘I’d like you to paint Gloria,’ my friend Ramin Karimloo interpolated one day in our conversation. By all means, I thought, another portrait would be great. I hadn’t yet met Gloria; a stunner I had heard, not too difficult to … Continue reading

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Painting Techniques – Painting on Mirror

Art commissions can be challenging; having to master a new technique in a short space of time. However, there is nothing I like more than a good challenge, particularly when I learn a new way of painting. I have painted … Continue reading

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