Isis Oil on Linen 50cmx40cm At the cottage in the vineyards, I changed the painting above the fireplace to the portrait of the girl in Lakes, South Sudan. Although, much smaller than any of the previous paintings we have had in that spot, the space around her adds to the air of mystery. I have updated, my website with the paintings from France. As always, a
Tea Time, Oil on Canvas 40cmx30cm Waxbills and Red Bishop birds are companions on my jog around Juba3. Seeing Alison's great photo of waxbills I decided to do a painting. Not that I have ever painted birds before! After a massive fight, with feathers everywhere, a painting asserted itself. In the north of the country, there are fears of the impact that the Quela Quela
Tea Time Oil on Canvas 40cmx30cm (Available) Waxbills and Red Bishop birds are companions on my jog around Juba3. Seeing Alison's great photo of waxbills I decided to do a painting. Not that I have ever painted birds before! After a massive fight, with feathers everywhere, a painting asserted itself.
Delphiniums Oil on Canvas 60cmx50cm A wonderful early evening at Juba Bridge next to the Nile, with the team. We managed to secure a spot next to the water, which is in flood after the rains. It didn't seem to phase a fishermen, who stood nonchalantly in his dugout, casting his net. Almost a cliche with the setting sun throwing the cloud formations into billowing
Walled City Oil on Canvas 60cmx30cm (Available) The old city of Viviers, the pale walls iridescent in the early evening of summer. On my jog around the UN House circuit, the cloud formation above Rock City hills, displayed the limitations of the sky I painted. In a friendly sort of, this is the creator, sort of way. Being in France, in summer, with the sunflowers out was
Sunrise over Juba Town Driving in Tanzania and Botswana has been good training for the roads in Juba following the rains, as potholes have multiplied. In some areas its tough to find a stretch of road that isn't potholed, with some of them already over a meter deep. It does slow the traffic down, and the motorcycle drivers think they are all Evil Knievel
Summer flowers Oil on Canvas 50cmx40cm (Available for sale) The traffic circles in Saint-Égrève, on the edge of Grenoble, are exquisitely planted in hot yellows, reds and oranges. Leaves in tonal greens providing respite from the intensity of the flowers, while delicate white-pink flower sprays, are like fountains, cooling the scorching summer heat. I kept the background simple, with a single shuttered window to provide context.
The house is hot after being closed up for the month. I have made the bed with clean linen (still need another flat sheet and pillow case), kicked my toe on the corner of the cupboard (no blood) and unpacked. I haven't managed to get the Internet to work which is a bother. Alarm to wake me into the day. A bit rude after