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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

Carefully, the composition takes shape on the canvas. First lines. Dabs. Smears. Paint starting to give the painting form. Composition too far left! Grateful for the support of clients in the studio. Particularly at this time of turmoil. Studio, quiet. In sharp contrast to the chaos unfolding at supermarkets. And we have free wine! The world has gone crazy. Yet we have our emergency insulin,

A few small paintings of Knysna seahorses, with the residue paint being applied to my canvas ’Palette Leftovers’. Airport eerily quiet. No frantic queues through security, chairs available in the departure lounge and an absence of aircraft on the apron. The shrinking of SAA’s domestic routes culling planes, and the slowdown in international travel as the world deals with coronavirus. This before the first

‘Poppies and olives’Oil on board 220cmx92cm Painted in 2002, a client resale in the studio Something magical about a road-trip in the early morning, as the sun begins it's journey. Even without coffee to start the day, as load-shedding impacts our lives. Driving three hours for a dinner may seem a tad excessive. However, the dining experience at La Sosta in Swellendam is unbelievable and should

Small commissioned painting of a zebra and start made on the portrait of ’The Fisherman’. A painting to replace one of my paintings lost in a house fire. The zebra still resembling a cart-horse, with none of the ’lightness’ I'm striving to attain. The rich grey, turning everything to a flat mush. Happier with the proportions of the head. Something, at least! A tad

’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

’Chubby Unicorn’s’ (Thank you Kirsten), the commission and Wild Life Artists of the Year submission, on the easels in the studio. The fiery, Indian Yellow background to the paintings generating a host of comments. Particularly as it relates to the - ongoing - destruction of rhino’s, and their extinction, which the paintings signify.   Delicious chevre and Proscuitto. For out 36th Wedding Anniversary, Terry

SOLD ’Oyster Pickers, Acrylic on canvas 200cmx70cm Bum and legs, stiff after a Buffs beach walk, between rain showers. Of more probably, from all the bending down to find stones for Prince to chase through the surf. Shoulder screaming at the abuse. Stellakya wine dinner evening, with large quantities of red wine to replace the blood I lost from the scratch on my arm. The lamb main

’Iris and Foxgloves’, the latest addition to our wearable art range has arrived in time for Christmas. It's a high quality, square 90cmx90cm, silk twill scarf with hand-rolled edges, available in limited numbers. Endless cleaning and sorting of accumulated clutter, I came across a couple of bowls from my days in Afghanistan. Made from Herat blue-glass, they are available as that unique gift from

'Etosha Study’, painted as a demonstration at the Greyton Art Walk, on a wet summers day. Thrilled with the ostriches that are full of movement and simplicity. Boulilli de boeuf. A variation on the beef short-rub, served with a spoonful of sauce vert. Despite being packed with flavour and impossibly rich, a tad underwhelming. Strawberry Fields from Graceland, mouth watering. The aubergine tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh