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Perfect Timing

I’m feeling so excited about this latest work – very happy with how it’s going. I needed just a few extra white things for the wave and – hey presto – a bag of toys was put outside my door … Continue reading

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Who’s in the Boat?

I’m having lots of fun with the characters in the fishing boats of The Great Wave …

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa

One of my favourite works to re-interpret is The Great Wave, after Hokusai. I’ve just started work on a new commission of this wonderful image.  I’ve made two  previous versions of this picture (below). The third will be different again, depending … Continue reading

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Work Completed

The finished Afghan Girl, ready for framing and destined for Perth, Australia

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Work in Progress

Alongside the Chameleon (now in his new home), I’ve been working on a new version of The Afghan Girl from a photo by Steve McCurry, made famous on the front cover of National Geographic magazine some years ago. It’s the … Continue reading

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Chameleon Finished

At last, I feel happy with this piece! For the background, I added scrunched and painted tissue paper for texture. I then scattered on some tiny beads, intending to paint over them for more texture – but I was surprised … Continue reading

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Chameleon – work in progress

I’ve been working (on and off) for a month on a commission of a chameleon for a couple who love chameleons, and particularly the shape of their feet!  The client gave me some personal items to use in the work, … Continue reading

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New Klimt Kiss

So the Klimt Kiss Close-up is finally finished (photo below) I’ve been making several last minute changes: Substitution of golds for browns in the cloak/mantle around the figures. The flowers in the woman’s hair had been red roses until yesterday … Continue reading

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Two new works in Progress

The photos on my previous Blog post were close-ups from a new version of The Kiss, after Klimt. Well done to those of you who guessed correctly! I really enjoy recreating Klimt patterns – he had such a wonderfully unique … Continue reading

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New Work in Progress

A couple of close-ups from my current piece. Can you guess what I’m making??  

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