Category Archives: Britain

Eagle Tattoo

Once again I’ve been very busy working on the October project, figuring out administrative stuff. It’s going to be worth it when it’s all ready to go though. In the studio I’ve been busy with Prussian Blue, which is great … Continue reading

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Horizon

Once the blue was wiped away from the morning glory and the figures, cleaning up any overlapping colour, it was time to start work on the horizon line. I want the landscape to be a little wild and unkempt, to … Continue reading

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Glory

The morning glory has spread to cover much of the calf of the Emperor’s right leg, but I want to show more of it reaching up to pass his left foot, perhaps even stretching out tendrils toward his abdomen and … Continue reading

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Green Woman

The Emperor is completely painted in Raw Umber, but I’m not entirely satisfied with his feet, which are not as dynamic as I’d like. However, I expect vines to wrap around them, so it may not be necessary to get … Continue reading

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Pre Raphaelites in London

I have no photographs to share from today’s Pre Raphaelite adventures, because once again the paintings we saw were concealed under thick glass, preventing me from getting decent pictures and making close examination difficult. This time we were at the … Continue reading

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Fabulous Neolithic Art

I feel extremely fortunate to have seen as much Neolithic art as I have. Here on Anglesey there are some excellent examples of rock art still within its context, dating from four thousand years before the current era. It’s incredible … Continue reading

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Spent the last couple of days hiking in the Borders of England and Scotland, first in Lancashire where the Emperor Hadrian built his two thousand year old wall, walking past the quarries from whence the legions cut its stones and … Continue reading

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At Rosslyn

Having been held up in both Los Angeles and Heathrow airports, I’ve arrived in Edinburgh with our students and made a delightful trip to Rosslyn Chapel, where Christian symbolism runs riot in an extraordinary display of stone carving. Here allegory … Continue reading

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Amelia in the dark, Temperance gets wings

I built up some of the shadows for Amelia’s background. I like the way this looks so far, and we’ll see where it goes from here. The light is beginning to feel real and she’s coming off the canvas quite … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

Today’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, when the sun at sunrise reaches the most northern point of its journey across the horizon.├é┬áDepending on where you are on the earth, at midsummer the sun rises roughly North … Continue reading

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