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January 2020
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’Morning Mist’ Acrylic on canvas 120cmx40cm From a photo by Craig Smith, the ethereal beauty of the estuary covered in mist. I used grey’s of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber and Cobalt Blue and Burnt Siena to create warm, cold tension. Permanent Magenta and a hint of Lemon Yellow and Cyan for effect. World turned upside-down. Thunderstorms driving Prince demented. Sleep deprived. Garage flooded. Fortunately, no

’Women in the Waves’ Acrylic on Canvas 200cmx70cm Too many conflicting ideas messing about with my painting of the ’Women in the Waves’. Decided to stop smearing paint in the canvas. Happy with areas of the painting, while other bits are a tad overworked. Summer. Visitors fleeing to confront the start of the new job year. Weather  switched to glorious. If a tad stifling. Early Steenbok

Thrilled that my portrait of ‘Soli’ has been selected for the second round of judging at 'BP Portrait 2020’. It's the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world, held for the 41st year at the National Portrait Gallery. Getting it framed,and delivered to London by months end a logistical nightmare. Particularly with the Brexit mess. Still, a nice one to have! Ladies in the Waves’,

'Chubby Unicorn' Oil on canvas 80cmx80cm Submission for the David Shepard Wildlife Artist of the Year finished. A dramatic gold background that contrasts with the turquoise in the painting. Will be interesting to see how the jury reacts. Year end. Holiday season. Delish food. Great company. Laughter. Rest demanded of my abused body. A tad too much wine, probably not helping. On the easel. Riotous friendship. A