First a new still life kitchen table top painting.
I started with a clementine, peeled it, noticed how good it looked, got out my paints, started painting, ate a segement or two of the fruit to improve the composition, painted for a while, ate another segment, painted over previous parts of the painting where segments were missing, ate another segement, ooh yummy, finally finshed the painting with just one segment left, which I ate.
The second picture came in by email from Switzerlad thanks to Josef and Ruth Meli. They took this photograph of me last week while I painted the view of the City of London from Tower Bridge.
I admit, this is not a very flattering portrait, it exposes my usual disregard for sartorial elegance.
You might be shocked, especially after yesterdays pictures of me in full award function finery.
But hey, this blog is about the real world of professional picture making, paintings and prints.
Youv'e gotta be comfortable to paint pictures.
So yesterday I bought myself a small folding camping stool so that I dont have to stand up while outdoor sketching.