The Boy And The Pudding

I did some more work on the “Upside Down Boy” painting today. He’s a young relative who seems to like hanging upside down. When I’m working from photos, I like to turn them upside down anyway because I find it easier to get a likeness, you don’t get distracted by what you think is there,Continue reading “The Boy And The Pudding”

Faking The Ultimate Kitsch

Finished faking the Green Lady, portrait of Monica Pon-su-san by Vladimir Tretchikoff

Green Lady’s Yellow Frock

I’ve nearly finished the copy of Vladimir Tretchikoff’s “Green Lady” that I started a couple of weeks ago. I think her head is just about done now, so today I did a lot of work on the yoke of her dress. It’s an elaborate embroidered silky fabric and I’ve never painted anything like this before.Continue reading “Green Lady’s Yellow Frock”

Funny Old Day With Plums

It’s been a funny old day. Quite busy with work, then sorting out my vegetable plants, redesigning my computer station so that I can work standing up, Tai Chi followed by a cold shower with a nod to Wim Hof, the car died and got towed away for scrap, my first reflexology treatment for fourContinue reading “Funny Old Day With Plums”

Time Off

I didn’t do anything arty today, I’ve had a day off to relax a bit. I did some baking …. vegan coconut macaroons which didn’t quite work out. They taste nice but they don’t have the gooiness that condensed milk gives the traditional ones. And a tarte tatin with cooking apples from our allotment andContinue reading “Time Off”