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.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It’s good to be back

It’s good to be back to painting, even though it was for only the last fifteen minutes of today’s sculpture session. After struggling for over an hour on the half size clay sketch of Annabelle’s reclining figure, I called a halt and said r-e-l-a-x! This Annabelle did with her usual aplomb and here is the result: a transitional moment of glorious stretching. If only I could express the same spontaneity in my sculptures!


Just before today’s session a text message from Annabelle read: is it okay if my mom sits in on the session? My reply: yes, yes, yes, that will be wonderful. And you know what?  It was! And mom is the spitting image of her daughter. I now look forward to one day painting mother and daughter.

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