My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.
My diary pages are followed by thousands of artists, art students and art lovers in over 50 countries.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
- Turn red knob clockwise/counter clockwise – no water will flow.
- Turn blue knob on – water will now flow.
- To regulate – Too hot, use more cold water or less hot water.
Now that’s my kind of
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
In the second picture, the first coat of plaster has been flicked by hand onto the clay. The process has not changed since the days of Michael Angelo. Flicking "down hill" is easy, flicking "up hill" is exremely difficult. If done correctly the plaster can picked up the detail of a fingerprint. Successive layers of plaster are then towelled onto the flick coat until the mould has sufficient strength to withstand the strain of separating the sections. After a full day of flicking plaster onto four life-size figures for
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Today’s picture shows a detail, at the plaster cast stage, of one my controversial NHS nudes. The sculpture takes its theme and title from Alan & Marilyn Bergman’s lyric You Must Believe in Spring. The model is Ganeen, a born artist’s model if ever there was one. Thank you Ganeen for all the weeks you devoted to modelling and sorry again for not recognising you when one day you stood beside me (fully clothed) in the queue at the post office!
Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Twenty years down the road and I am still telling myself the same home truths. To illustrate that page here is a painting of rain over the