A new painting that I have been working on for a while, based on an idea which took shape gradually in my mind. Memories of my time at St Martin’s (when the college was in Archway) and also of a lonely year spent in the depths of Southwark.
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For me it’s something of a departure but I’m happy with the atmospherics of the picture.
People often ask me what I do, so I decided to get some business cards made… they’ve just arrived and I have to say, they do look lovely. How exciting. All the cards in little plastic boxes, too. So neat!
I also made some postcards…so keep a look-out for them.
I don’t know why this became known as Borchid. We just started calling it this, for fun. It’s a picture of Bee orchids on Reigate Hill looking in the general direction of Box Hill. I was asked to do this for Caroline, a field botanist who has happy memories of this place. And although it isn’t my usual thing, I found it enjoyable. I’m assured that Caroline likes the picture. Phew.
My new painting, The Midas Touch, is finished but for the gold. I’m having real difficulty trying to work out how best to apply gold slime to the painting! Suggestions welcome. Meanwhile I shall start work on a new piece.
I’m happy with how Midas the Snail is coming on. Still have to think about the gold. And not completely happy with some of the grapes. But I think it’s getting there.
Midas the Snail is coming along fine. There’s plenty still to do, but I am happy with the work so far.