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
The Venerable Bede. John Fisher
After several days of work on the house; tiling the bathrooms and painting banisters I thought I would have a day of painting pictures for a change. William Wilberforce and his colleague Olaudah Equiano are finally finished (I think), and several others not quite ready to be abandoned yet. In addition to these two are… Read More August 14th
Some pictures of a different kind arrived by post today. These were taken on the morning of my daughter’s MA graduation on 11 July, at Royal Holloway in London. She is now one year into her PhD, which is going splendidly, and also works at the British Library as a Rights Clearance Consultant on the… Read More 11th July