The Satisfaction in the Completion of an Old Painting

Sometimes I feel like I’m going round in circles with a painting – applying layer after layer of paint and never getting any closer to finishing. Occasionally under such circumstances I’ll leave a painting indefinitely. This is one such painting, which I started and left sometime last year. I was searching for something, but I…

My Tomato Struggle

I thought it about time that I painted something from life again today – it seems like months since I’ve had the time. However, I struggled most of this morning with this little tomato. Though I am a little out of practice it caused more problems than I’d expect. The original idea was to produce…

Red Tulip #1

The weather forecast for the next few days doesn’t look too clever according to the BBC, so I thought I ought to make the most of the sun today and get into the garden with my paints. I’m not as comfortable painting out-of-doors as I am inside; I can feel a little nervous, as a…