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.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The miraculous thing about miracles…

G. K. Chesterton said, “The miraculous thing about miracles is that they do sometimes happen”.

If my struggles as an artist were to be put on a graph, the resulting line would show a succession of peaks and troughs linked with dead-level plateaus.  Only rarely am I able to get down on paper what I see in my mind’s eye. 

Last week, you saw my first hesitant attempt to capture my latest model.  Towards the end of a second session and after many false starts, the miracle happened!  Sometimes, when I throw down washes in desperation, fate takes a hand.  My muse awakens and with the final flick of a No 12 sable brush, my daring vision becomes reality.  

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