Hello, nice to meet you. This is a collection of pictures which I have painted over many years. Some are icons, some seascapes. Most I still have, but a considerable number have found their way to other homes over the years; Russia, Alaska, the US, Australia and mostly the UK. They are in chapels, churches… Read More Welcome
After a difficult few months I have spent a week at home with a cold, and this has given me the space to complete some new pictures; the first since September. There are many others in various stages of completion but for now here are Abelard and Heloise, John Keble, Mary Ward and William Tyndale.
So, here we are. January. Totally avoiding watching the news for the next four years, at least. I can’t change anything about the news while it is far too likely to cause despondency, and life is far too short for that. As a brief update of progress to date, here are my completed pictures, or… Read More 11th January
I am afraid there has been no painting for a couple of months. Lots of reasons for that, most of which can be summarised as ‘life’. I thought I might try to see what Advent brings, so on Thursday I began drawing an outline, and on Friday managed this; very early days but at least… Read More John
Charlie and I went to St Petersburg for my birthday; here we are at the Marinsky Theatre on October 1 for the Marriage of Figaro. Totally unforgettable. This is the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, aka the Saviour on the Spilled Blood Church, St Petersburg. It marks the exact place where Emperor Alexander II… Read More Church on the Spilled Blood
Two new little saints to meet; not from the half finished pictures on my table, but new ones started and finished in a couple of days. Dominic and Therese of Lisieux.
Just a couple of new pictures this time. I have started a large image of the Rublev Trinity but thought it would be best to paint this little angel first, to get the feel for Rublev’s imagery. This is the Archangel Michael. And continuing the gold backgrounds, this larger picture is finally finished, after many… Read More Annunciation
Here are some more little saints to meet. I have only 4 unfinished canvasses of this size left to complete; that is very low for me. There are a couple of larger ones, but they have waited months already and will probably wait a few more. I wonder what it would be like to finish… Read More 19 August