Tuesday, September 25, 2012



This new painting was inspired in reverse by Colin Pink's poem. Read on..

Aerial Song

The thistledown floats in the air, idles, adrift on hidden currents,
in no hurry to land and seed. The skylarks take to the air, filling
the sky with trilling song as they flutter upwards, ever upwards,
spiralling into the heavens’ blue embrace, singing ardent arias
overspilling the senses. Their voice grows louder and louder
as they get smaller and smaller, the merest speck in the sky,
the merest speck, almost lost to vision, until at the very point
of vanishment, they turn wing back to earth, plunge down
through that spiral stair carved from the air, to glide and land
upon the sullen earth, quiet now, all song gone.

Colin Pink
17 September 2012

Don't you just love reverse syncronistic events ? THEY'RE AS TASTY AS FIBS

Here are some closeups of painting for birdwatchers

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Russian studio

I know what you're thinking!
Sad, that's what you are thinking.
Sad that I lost my studio at Sambuco!
But hey! All is not lost because look!
I've built a new one at my new home and here it is.

It's Russian. No, really! It's a kit I imported from Russia. Less than half of the cost of an Italian one and
I've put it up in my garden, away from all those domestic noises (you know what I mean). Here's the

...spacious enough and I just need to connect water and electricity, nice eh? and I've already painted my first paintings in it so am feeling pleased. Next step, some trees, maybe roses or a nut tree. Notice dart board, Boy Scout knife, bow and arrows, tent, CD player, tennis racket...ahah!