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As a thank you to the man who introduced R and I, I offer to do a portrait of the man himself, Tim W. I ask for photos and he duly sends some but I need good quality ones and preferably with him on his own. After a short while he obliges and sends a stunning...
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I have now given up on ‘Sally’. The painting is lost. I simply can’t explain why I have been unable to salvage it so I start a new one. My new beau, R, has kindly offered to let me use his large and sunny conservatory as my studio. After collecting my easel and paints I start...
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Some days Sally’s portrait looks good, other days I despair with how I’ve been unable to capture her likeness. I work, often late into the evening, with the TV on in the background to keep me company. I’ve worked so often over each layer that I can no longer see the canvas under the form. There...
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“I should have returned energised from my most recent trip to France in September. My co-pilot has been replaced by a new one; my good friend, Heather. A short crossing to Calais where we sat on deck in glorious sunshine, quaffing bubbly, mine non-alcoholic, of course. A seamless afternoon journey to Avranches followed by dinner in...
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Can anything be nicer than setting up an easel under brilliant blue skies and breathing in the fresh air of the Gers? Do I need more tuition? For a week I will be painting en plein air, out-doors at the lovely Maison du Guit which means the Duck House. A days long drive, bowling along the...
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