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November 22, 2019

The painting was finished last week in a wet and windy Soller! The Port was all but deserted as hotels, shops and bars started to take a Winter break with many closed till next year.

But the bright sunshine, people and scene still are but a recent memory and I embarked...

November 18, 2019

My final painting update was the hardest as there was something not right that i had to adjust the body, the dress and the background First picture).

 I love the dress now and the background changes the body is better and perhaps its time to stop now!

November 18, 2019

My third updated painting was relatively a small change. I felt the background was too dull and detracted from one of my favourite dance paintings.

I wanted to lighten it up.

I love this painting and should leave it be now.

November 1, 2019

The second of my recently updated paintings I felt I wanted to update was the original here.

I wasn't happy with the trees and felt they were wrong and distant and wanted to bring them more into the picture  and less background.

Below is the result more plane looking in...

October 31, 2019

When I was in Soller this last month I could get some Gesso, so i took a long hard look at some paintings with a view to improving them. This was the first i had to change and here we have the original. Its strange you think you have finnished then you stand back and s...

October 11, 2019

The Glasgow Boys was a group of artists that emerged in the late 19th Century and were influenced by the Realism, Impressionism and Post impressionism movements. They were collected by the Glaswegian William Burrell and many reside within his museum in Pollokshields an...

October 4, 2019

Just discovered a great framing service and two floating frames have been added to two paintings here in the UK. What a difference they make. Now to frame my other UK paintings.

September 8, 2019

Just finished my latest painting which is of a wonderful picnic and drinks on the Lawn in Bath a couple of weeks ago. Yes i am in the painting talking to Caroline, whilst Annie enjoys the conversations and all enjoy each others company.  . 

It was a great day and t...

September 3, 2019

A glorious day and folk were enjoying the Sunday afternoon chatting and drinking on the Lawn in Bath. I wish i had taken some sketches or photos but i didn't and so i find myself having to juggle things from one picture i have.

Below is my working sketch on a 50 x 70 ca...

May 30, 2019

My latest painting of the local dancers in Soller. 

The men wear bandannas, blouson shirts, waistcoats, sash waistbands and pantloon pants over white stockings. The women full length skirts, white head scarves, often aprons and dark tops. The dancing is  reminiscent of...

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