‘Tea for One’, still life painting. Day 7

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From Oct 21 to Nov 19 2020 I worked on one still life painting a day. Painting premier coup, in one sitting, 30 paintings in 30 days. Read more about that here. 7/30: Tea for One. I find this infinitely calming. The colours, the stillness of the cup and spoon. Still life painted in oils […]

‘Red Pepper’, still life painting. Day 6

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From Oct 21 to Nov 19 2020 I worked on one still life painting a day. Painting premier coup, in one sitting, 30 paintings in 30 days. Read more about that here. 6/30: Red Pepper The quarter of pepper too much. Still life painted in oils on twice-primed Strathmore Bristol paper, 270gsm, 11 x 14 […]

‘Take me to Your Leader’, still life painting. Day 5

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From Oct 21 to Nov 19 2020 I worked on a still life premier coup, painting-a-day challenge, painting 30 paintings in 30 days. Read more about that here. 5/30: Take Me to your Leader. I’d like to say this belongs to the kids, but I think I bought it when I was at art college. […]

‘Cadmium Red’, still life painting. Day 4

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From Oct 21 to Nov 19 2020 I worked on a still life premier coup, painting-a-day challenge, painting 30 paintings in 30 days. Read more about that here. 4/30: Cadmium Red. This tube is so large and red goes such a long way that I fully expect this tube to out live me, unless the […]

‘The Peel and the Fruit’, still life painting. Day 3

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From Oct 21 to Nov 19 2020 I worked on a still life premier coup painting-a-day challenge, painting 30 paintings in 30 days. Read more about that here. 3/30: The Peel and the Fruit. For several hours, the forbidden fruit, but afterwards enjoyed. Perhaps one of my favourite paintings of the 30. Painted in oils […]

‘Washroom’, still life painting. Day 2

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From Oct 21 to Nov 19 2020 I worked on a premier coup, 30-day, painting a day challenge. Read more about that here. 2/30: Washroom I’ve always found much beauty in these taps. Painted with easel wedged into the doorway, paints sitting on the lid of the loo, light reflecting off wet paint. Painted in […]

‘Sinkside’, still life painting. Day 1

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From Oct 21 to Nov 19 2020 I worked on a premier coup, 30-day, painting-a-day challenge. Read more about that here. 1/30: Sinkside. Still life painted in oils on twice-primed Strathmore Bristol paper, 270gsm, 11 x 14 inches The inevitable collection of cups by the sink. With easel in kitchen, painting the fall out and […]

Painting a day challenge

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Over the past month I’ve been working round the clock – before work, after work, weekends and rare days off – to complete another painting a day challenge, to complete 30 paintings in 30 days. I finally downed the brushes a couple of days ago and had a night off! If you’ve been following my […]

Portraits for NHS Heroes

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, I had the pleasure to join with hundreds or other artists, to offer a free portrait to an NHS worker as part of the Portraits for NHS Heroes movement. Early on in the pandemic, artist Tom Croft came up with the idea, with the aim of finding some meaning in painting, […]