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White Pears #27

White Pears #27  oil on canvas/16″ x 20″/April 2016

Continuing with the de Waal-inspired compositional device of placing some of the observed objects behind a translucent ‘screen’ (of tracing paper), this latest painting displays a distinct split between upper and lower levels, those on the upper horizontal plane unscreened and those on the lower behind and appearing out of focus, but no less keenly seen. 73 more words


White Pears #26 (Going Further to de Waal)

White Pears #26  oil on canvas/16″ x 20″/April 2016

Here’s the latest painting off the easel, ploughing the familiar furrow and exploring that same Edmund de Waal… 98 more words


White Pears #25

White Pears #25  oil on canvas/16″ x 20″/April 2016

One of the more ‘harder-won’ images of recent production, this latest painting involved a fair degree of putting on and scraping back off before it came to this point of resolution – but, of course, it is all about the struggle, as I was sagely advised at university. 224 more words


'Giving a work a name is the start of letting it go, making a space to start again.'

Once I’d decided to have an exhibition I was faced with some really difficult decisions.

What would I call it?

What works would I put in it? 548 more words

Nature Photography

More Pears in Progress...

The next painting, in progress, again the whitewashed remodelled model pears as subject-object matter and continuing with the Edmund de Waal-inspired compositional device of taking some of the objects out of focus, utilising a tracing paper ‘screen’ behind which to place two of the pears, on this occasion reverting to the portrait-format canvas, placing one of the models on the upper horizontal plane.


White Pears #24 (Going to de Waal...)

‘White Pears #24’ oil on canvas/20″ x 16″/April 2016

Continuing with the project of actively contemplating the whitewashed re-modelled model pears as have been exclusively this year’s subject-object matter to date, placed upon a white horizontal surface (with another ‘framing’ above) and observed against a white vertical plane (subject to the fall of shadow upon), on this particular occasion employing for a little variety, a compositional device/effect that might well be said to pay specific homage to something similar utilised by… 163 more words


Pottery as Poetry

Porcelain has been the compulsion of Edmund de Waal. His most recent book ‘The White Road’ traces his pilgrimage to the places which crafted the history of porcelain. 574 more words