The Arabian Knight

I should start by saying I’ve been under the weather since the weekend, coughing fits, breathless, dizzy… great fun really 😉 anyway I couldn’t settle sitting doing nothing at all but wasn’t fit to do any real work :-/ so I decided to finish of my Arabian Knight painting – it obviously took me two hours to paint one rock as I either had to stop and cough up a lung or wait while my nose stopped running. Anyway, here’s the Arabian Knight – Mainly gouache on watercolour board with…

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Would you beleaf it?

Wandering round the garden this morning (after the fun job of cleaning out the chickens) and I started to pick up a few leaves. I wasn’t cleaning the garden or anything as radical as that, I was picking up any leaf that caught my eye. Returning to the house my intention was to take a few macro photographs of the leaves for a bit of fun 😉 however when I lay them on the table I decided to photograph them as they were – As I was photographing them I…

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Wæterfeallan

I was quite looking forward to my week off work, the veg plot needed clearing out then dug over, and for once the weather was looking promising. So what happened? Well, my mind kept going back to a rough sketch I’d made a while ago, I was thinking about how I would tackle painting it. Not only was I thinking about the technicalities of painting the scene but I was busy thinking about the story that went with it, who loved there, why it was located where it was…. That’s…

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