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The clock is reset. Washing machine rumbling. Empty wine bottles. Fire light. A touch of jazz, above the laughter. Smell of paint in the studio. Rain against the windows. Wind searching for gaps. Home. Breathing life after the week away. Wet dog smell, combined with a tinge of lagoon mud, and sea salt. The dust of the Karoo, replaced by mud. Thrilled to receive a Special

'Schools Out’ Oil on canvas 20cmx20cm A small study of the adventures that lie beyond the wall at Kuilfontein Farm in the Karoo. Afternoon sunshine, a civilised time to be out cycling through the Forest. Particularly civilised as after the ride, it’s possible to stop for a beer. Or rather a glass of white wine. Actually, a glass of chilled red wine. What was I thinking? Not

'Karoo Skies’, oil on canvas 1,0mx1,5m. Kuilfontein farm. Mesmerising. Startling light. Autumn trees. Brilliant yellows. Huge blue skies. Windmills. Clouds, freeing imagination. Carried with the wind. Dreams. Dark and chilly for my run. The owl also thought it was a daft idea to be out rather than sitting next to the fire with an espresso. A year ago, our world went mad. The strong

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

'Johannes’, a painting in my ‘Humanising the Homeless’ series, has been recognized by the London International Creative Competition, in the professional painting category. This is the 7th year that my work has won an award in the professional painting category at the LICC. The LICC is a juried competition with well over 1500 entries from 65 countries focused on innovative artwork. Submissions are juried by

Finished the portrait of the woman from Hanoi in Vietnam. National Woman’s day. Their beauty adding to the romance of the prettiest street in the city, shaded by the ancient dracontomelum trees of Phan Dinh Phung Street. The balance between my unpolished Impressionistic Smearing and the delicate features of the woman, a tad muddled. The studio hosted a stop for 120 people participating in

'Pushing the Oars' Oil on canvas 120cmx40cm Water. Hills shrouded in cloud and welcome rain falling. Heart stopping phone call about water cascading out of the apartment. An open tap on the patio following a day of of water outages due to pipe burst in Town. Not the best news after earlier finding a leak in the painting storage area. Fortunately wine boxes the only casualty.

In the five weeks, I painted 20 pictures on canvas, linen and paper. Of the limited pallet of 11 colours (Ultramarine blue, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red, Cadmium yellow light, Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium yellow deep, Cobalt Blue, Naples Yellow, Phtalo Blue Green and Cerulean Blue) I hardly used the Cadmium red and I would leave the Burnt Umber out next time. I found the

HCM Our time in Vietnam rapidly shrinking. Particularly, time for painting, as even acrylic paints need time to harden before the canvases are rolled to travel. With the Mekong Delta taking a couple of days and the last day needed to pack and hand back the apartment, I'm down to a handful of painting days. Afternoon thunderstorms reduce the light levels so that even