Thursday 13 March 2014

PAP / Gallery News


Okay so they don't all work out. Forecast said sun, but there's no sun to be seen in Margaret's Buildings. No sun, that is, until I've committed myself to a grey day painting. I make a corned beef hash of it, but maybe I can come back another time and sort it out.


On the plus side, I bump into Jim:

"Are you...?"
"Don't I know you...?"
"Er ... what's your name?" (It has been over five years)

Unfortunately Charlie has gone to the great doggie kennel in the sky, but Jim is okay and I guess my painting is as good a testament to his canine buddy as any.

Here's a reminder:

And, coincidentally, this leads neatly into .... wait for it ...

Saturday 1 March 2014


Saturday 1st March

Some things that make this a good painting day:

  1. The weather - it's sunny, not too cold and not windy! Mmm just right.
  2. NO VAN in the way :)
  3. I get chatting to a passerby who lives on Henrietta Street. He then goes home to bring his wife to see my painting and they commission a similar picture from a slightly different angle.
  4. Two ladies walk towards me and pass by. As they do so they turn to look at the painting and make some approving noises. They continue to walk on and the next thing I hear is one of them saying, "We just walked into a lamppost looking at your painting!" This could be the ultimate compliment.  I laugh a lot, which is okay, because they are laughing too.

Still not finished though - I just noticed the figure hasn't got a shadow - gotta watch those shadows.

Also, I make progress on Henrietta Street painting no.2:

Still some work to do and I had to cheat slightly by starting it in the studio because of the figures, but I think it's going to be okay.

Happy day.