Roses

I love California’s weather for its kindness to roses – here you can grow plants that will bloom almost all year round, and I’ve often bragged about them to my father on the telephone as he looks out over his rain-swept English garden. Egyptian followers of Horus used the rose as the symbol of the deity, then…

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The Golden Bowl

I started drawing The Golden Bowl painting directly onto the canvas which is not my usual practice, but I’m impatient to make stuff! I’m quite excited about the piece. It’s unusually small compared to the rest of my work, but I really like the symbolism embedded in the piece. There will ultimately be five figures…

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Fama finished

Here’s the finished  piece, shot from the front. Today I sold my red haired mermaid painting to Jean Amador, a well known Southern California architect designing environmentally friendly buildings, making use of clever lighting and spatial arrangements to cool them without wasting power.   I’ll miss my maiden, but she’ll be in a good home with people…

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Crucifixion population

1. Distillery Collective painter Gary Palmer is the guy on the left with his hand on the dread-locked woman (his sister Tracey). 2.Gallery owner Bert Green is the bald, goateed guy who looks very pleased with himself with an axe on his shoulder standing before the cross. 3.Los Angeles painter Christophe Cassidy is the guard with the rifle on his hip to…

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Sketch

    Here’s the sketch of the crucifixion. I noticed a couple of things worth commenting on. First, clearly at the time I made the initial drawing I had not researched the acacia – in this early version the tree was going to to be an olive. Second, I had intended to pose as the centurian…

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