Drawn from a snapshot taken by my daughter with her iPhone of a spread in her local newspaper (Possibly through a glass window?) concerning a Glossop Fire Service public relations event held in the centre of the town. Her reason for taking this picture is that the small child hiding in it it is my grand daughter, Poppy. I liked the strange, Ed Burraish, quality of this image; the odd perspectives and hazy, non-connectiveness of some of the elements. I also like the rather anachronistic telephone boxes.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
Sunday, 24 November 2013
I have been considering displaying the acrylic on canvas painting, a transcendent portrait of me, I commissioned from Kathy Pentek earlier this year, within a trompe l'oeil frame on the living room wall. I made this drawing to try to get a preview of how the painting and its frame will look when I have finished painting the frame.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Le Moulin de Barre, Vigoulant, Indre, Central France. On my way home in October I stayed overnight at this delightful B&B where I was surprised when the owner greeted me in fluent Essex English. Geoff and Doreen Watkins bought this then derelict mill a dozen years ago, restored it to habitable condition and opened it to paying guests.
In September, en-route to Ireland, Lisi and I 'house-sat' this beautiful house, home to Lisi's sister and brother-in-law for many years, while they went on holiday. The original house is Elizabethan but has been considerably added to and altered through the intervening years between the raising of the original building and now.
The Healy Pass is named after Tim Healy, first Governor General of the Irish Free State. This scenically magnificent road runs over the mountainous spine of the Beara Peninsular. This Bridge spans a stream on the steeper northern, scarp face of the crossing.