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April 2019
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Rose stopped past the studio to see the painting of the Oyster Collectors that I painted from her photograph Erica’s in purple and pinks between banks of grey salt-bush alongside the paths through the Forest. Enough rain to turn trails into rivers that extra element of fun. Colours swirling on the canvas for my painting of the Heads. Getting a tad lost in the water

Small painting of a rhino at Shamwari, using Indian Yellow rather than Raw Sienna. The warm yellow colour, rather than the earth tone (which I felt was a tad flat), contrasting with Alizarin Crimson adding drama to the painting. Could have used more of the Cobalt Blue, Burnt Sienna mix to push back the shadows. Trying to work through my paint supplies and move

'At the Beach' Oil on canvas 20cmx20cm Small paintings from our Wilderness beach visit using Charvin colours that I haven't managed to use before. Tropical Green, deep Turquoise Blue, Bluish Parma, Provence Blue. Additional CCTV camera installed in the studio to cover all the access points, with motion alerts linked to my phone and computer. Relieved that the insurance are going to replace my MacBook and

Fishing Oil on canvas 20cmx20cm Painting of Peter ‘Come Along’ received a Special Recognition Award for 'Outstanding Art' at the LST 2019 Figurative Online Exhibition. Amongst the top 15 paintings chosen from 845 entries, from 35 countries. This is the fifth year in a row that my portraits have received international recognition. Baked cheesy brinjals, from the latest Taste magazine, must be the most flavoursome brinjal dish