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SOLD 'The Yard' Oil on canvas 100cmx80cm Rolling the pork belly, with pesto and a butterflied pork fillet to prepare the Porchetta is a messy business. I managed to make an ever bigger mess of the Weber fire, which meant only half of it was ready. Not nearly hot enough to cook the thick roll of pork. It did do a bit of the skin crisping

A bit of fun with the underpainting of the portrait using both hands to cover the area as quickly as possible. Without creating a mess, the real challenge.   French country pate and red wine for lunch, after spending the morning messing about with paint. Cosmos flowers, one of those subjects not to touch. Partly as there are a gazillion paintings depicting cosmos, and partly as

For Spring 2016, surround yourself in colours full of the energy of a new season. Flora, the Roman goddess of flowering plants, was depicted wearing light spring clothing, holding small bouquets of flowers, sometimes crowned with blossoms. Ovid identifies Her with the Greek flower-nymph Chloris, whose name means "yellow or pale green", the colour of Spring. Step into a magical wonderland of Impressionist flowers, one

Terry in hospital with viral encephalitis on lots of pain meds. Days revolving around visiting hours, medication and daily chores squeezed between fragments of time in the studio. Lights across the lagoon. Windows spattered with rain. Red glow of the fire. Lemon grass scent. Meals, being my responsibility, dominated by the braai fire. Grilled avo, with salmon and lime under blue skies. Simple. Brilliant.  My knife

New exhibition  Discover the heart, passion and romance in the art of Jandre, inspired by a world of humanitarian travel  Walk the Champs-Élysées in Paris, reflect in the sun-dappled waters of the Villa Borgheses gardens in Rome, sit quietly under a parasol in the Sankeien Gardens in Yokohama. Picnic in a hilltop village above the French Rhone River.  Imagine the fragrance of an English rose-garden, and smell