14th November 2005 This site won’t be much of a record if I don’t put up failures as well as successes. I abandoned this painting after about an hour and a half. What went wrong? After my success with the carrots and squash, I was looking forward to this painting. I’ve got a method together to
9th November 2005 I’m much happier with this one, I think it might turn out to be a milestone. There’s a lot I did different in this painting, and it started with the setting up. I must have spent about an hour or so putting the arrangement together and enclosing it on both sides, so
Oil on Canvas 13″ X 11″ So here it is, my first oil painting in well over 10 years. I like this painting because all the objects have some personal significance.The heather I proposed to Michelle with on the North Yorkshire Moors in August.The wine bottle is Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, brought back after a
I remember being quite exited when I’d finished this painting, but looking back at it now two or three weeks later I can’t really see why. The pomegranate bothered me a lot. I couldn’t seem to get the red deep enough, and I kept working in the shadows till it all got muddy and indistinct.
3rd November 2005 This is a small green bottle which Michelle bought last time we went up north to see the family. We got it with a couple of others from a little shop in Whitby. I’d had enough of shopping and couldn’t be bothered looking at them, now I’m painting them so Michelle gets
Oil on Canvas 7″ X 9″ After deciding I’d overcomplicated matters yet again with the second painting (pomegranate and conker), I decided to do a simple single object. It was a good idea, I’m going to do some more of these. I just wasn’t convinced with the way the pomegranate had come out in the