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Diary of an Adventure
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Kei River Mouth Recycled Plastic Water Bottle Butterflies on canvas 100cmx100cm A tad dehydrated after the ride over the Brenton Hills. Chaffing an issue in the humidity, so definitely need to use anti-chaffing cream to my prep list. ‘Brothers’ a new scarf design completed and on order (hopefully in the Studio at the beginning of March). The hectic increase in shipping and general COVID global inflation

‘Fireflies’ SOLD Oil on canvas 76cmx104cm heading to its new home. Type 1 Diabetic Half Iron Man Experiment. The decision. Holiday lunch craziness? 70.3 Mossel Bay Half Iron Man, throwing out a few curved balls. How to keep my insulin cool over the cycle/run leg when my blood sugars could be a tad crazy? Never mind, the refueling on an endurance multi-event! Terry found a 'smart' case for

‘Fireflies' Oil on Canvas 76cmx102cm  A grey patch too dark, which I decided to let dry before correcting as I wanted to keep the Spring colours clean. It also gives the ridges of paint created for the branches a chance to hold their shape before I trash them again. Permanent Carmine (Classico), Van Dyk (No. 40) Rose Madder Carmine Permanent Magenta (Daler Rowney) and Van Dyk (No. 48)

Detail from my painting ‘Fish Market’ Oil on cotton 150cmx50cm Hanging in Mum’s house. The glories of a mature Highveld garden, with trees offering shade from the fierce summer sun. A garden where delicate white Japanese Anemone blossoms sparkle against green and grey foliage. Rumbling thunderstorms, overlying the birdsong of wood hoopoe trying to make a hole in the nesting log. Barbets, red chested woodpeckers, grey

Started a small study (35cmx50cm) for the dancer, on a previously used Italian linen canvas, which adds an extra dynamic. Painted in black (actually a dark grey mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber). The small size a tad challenging. Hoping to achieve a dramatic painting that bursts from the canvas. Not often that I have multiple paintings going on at the same time.

‘Horsing Around’, one of my paintings from Nieu Bethesda Sold and heading to its new home at the Bangladesh Ambassador. Gorgeous summer day, with a touch of rain before the sun turned the estuary into hues of brilliant colour. Fabulous display of summer flowers on the walk around Leisure Island. Heat, the arch enemy of chocolate and keeping the studio cool the new challenge heading

’Memory of France’ Acrylic on canvas 90cmx60cm The painting of France a tad more laboured than it would have been if we had been traveling in France, as I would be rushing to do as many paintings as possible in the limited time. However, I'm pleased that it doesn't feel overworked. The loose canvas giving me a hard time with lines that didn't behave

Hot-cross buns, an Easter staple now an option, even with my diabetic dietary constraints. The fluffy Keto version from gnom-gnom might be a mission to make, but they are delicious. Incredibly, I found all the bits even with the lockdown supply chain disruptions. The cross bit, far too sweet, and unnecessary as I wasn't going to share it with anyone. Important if you

Hot-cross buns, an Easter staple now an option, even with my diabetic dietary constraints. The fluffy Keto version from gnom-gnom might be a mission to make, but they are delicious. Incredibly, I found all the bits even with the lockdown supply chain disruptions. The cross bit, far too sweet, and unnecessary as I wasn't going to share it with anyone. Important if you

Hot-cross buns, an Easter staple now an option, even with my diabetic dietary constraints. The fluffy Keto version from gnom-gnom might be a mission to make, but they are delicious. Incredibly, I found all the bits even with the lockdown supply chain disruptions. The cross bit, far too sweet, and unnecessary as I wasn't going to share it with anyone. Important if you