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'Mongoose' Acrylic on canvas 20cmx20cm The paintings in the Nyathi Series progressing. Each small work, it's own character. I'm now 'chipped', a continuous blood sugar monitor with a new insulin treatment regime to bash me back into the green zone. Added risk of hypoglycemia (particularly on long rides) so an emergency glucose pack, and baby-steps in the introduction of the additional insulin. Quite a job keeping

‘Dancer’, Oil on canvas 60cmx90cm, hanging in the Studio Apartment. My painting 'Before the Mirror', by Manet part of the 'Masters 2', at the George Museum SCAVA end of year exhibition. David Higgs inspired, ribeye braaied on the Kamado Jan in thyme butter, with Jack Daniels & butter, peppercorn cream sauce with mushrooms and Parmesan. In the studio garden, the fuchsia’s are in flower. Keeping a careful

‘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)

Chef Hirsch menu of scrumptiousness. Chèvre fried with bread crumbs on tomato, tarragon herb salad and sherry vinaigrette. Tuna tonnato with capers, olive oil and other bits with seared tuna and crushed coriander seeds. Lamb marinated in Z’atar, Sumac & olive oil, with roasted garlic aioli. Huge amounts of wine that made navigating home a tad messy. East Head walk with Prince, who wasn’t

Forest Oil on canvas 90cmx120cm Special Recognition for ‘Art of Outstanding Quality’ at the 10th Annual International Landscapes Exhibition. Chosen from 740 entries and 27 different countries around the world. The Forests, bursting with spring flowers. Yellow, purple and white blossoms. I wanted that slightly misty, ethereal quality to my painting. Summer lightness, and brilliance. Without being insipid. That touch of Paul Cézanne, yellow and turquoise. White-on-White. Preliminary

‘Cheetah Cubs‘ Acrylic on canvas 70cmx70cm An unusual mix of Naples Green Yellow, Yellow Ocher, And Raw Sienna for the fur. With a touch of Magenta for the ‘dirty’ spots. A continuous process of rubbing out detail, except for the one eye, giving the composition focus. Now for the larger canvas! Strange to have the Studio open again. The revamped website operational. Responsive. Clean. Functional. With

Terry's sister Jenny. After a massive stroke. Has passed on. Unfathonable. And so it begins. Canvas stretched on an old frame for the study of Cheetah cubs from a photo by Hirsch (https://www.gravelroadadventures.co.za/). I’m leaving a 45cm border, and will use acrylic paints, so the painting can be stretched properly once it’s done. That will also take care of all small tear in the canvas.

Thrilled that my painting ‘Hold the Open Heart’ was selected as a Finalist, from 1,356 entries at the international online ‘Art in Isolation’ Exhibition. A special painting at this crazy time. Heading out for my run, with the sounds of the pounding sea. Mouthwatering smell of freshly baked bread across the town as more places open. Sadly, not for me. Final assignment submitted for the

My portrait of ‘Chaka’ (20cmx20cm), as part of the project  mobilising artists for owners to raise funds for the Great Dane Rescue Society.  Apologies to all for the crazy stuff being thrown out as the migration to a new website takes place. A bit of a learning curve and your patience is appreciated. Irises and Foxgloves’ selected as an Honorable Mention Winner in the International