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A painting in only black & white: I've uploaded a new painting and an explanation for it here under the painting entitled Milk in the Recent Work 'room'.  Please have a look, and I'd be very grateful for any comments you care to make.

The Daffodils have been glorious this year perhaps due to the early brilliant spring weather.  I'd been studying Vincent's sunflowers and irises, and couldn't let the chance go while they were still blooming.  They join the two portraits (shown below), on the left Seven on pale citrus, and on the right Thirteen on violet. See Latest Work for better resolution of all images.

                     7 Daffodils on a pale citrus ground Oil with gypsum on canvas 80x60cm 3                13 Daffodils on a violet ground Oil on hardboard 71x34cm 3

           Daffodils, seven, on a pale citrus ground          Daffodils, thirteen, on a violet ground


There is also a new March portrait here http://www.meyergallery.co.uk/galleries/new-and-recent-work/march-was-ridiculously-hot-1-325

And to finish off...

a  thought from Montaigne to inspire all lonely creatives... 

Preview of two new portraits... before they go into "Latest Work", when I'll include bigger resolution and details as usual.  I've returned to working on small portraits lately.  See below...

Review of Plough Show: I was delighted with my recent exhibition at The Plough Arts Centre and thought it looked great as an ensemble of paintings.  I'll include a few photos of it

'The Structured Landscape' exhibition. A gentle reminder that you are cordially invited to the Preview at The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, tomorrow 7-9pm - see Home Page for more details.  Perhaps Friday the 13th wasn't the most propitious of dates to choose but there we are.  It would be lovely to see anyone near enough to attend, if not for the paintings then to sample wine, kindly supplied by Mij.  There have already been some good notices in the local press.   Click on "Read More" to view

The Structured Landscape - a forthcoming solo exhibition occupies The Plough Art Centre gallery in January.  If you are not  a supporter of The Plough you won't have received a programme but if you click here you can download a pdf with details of this and also a workshop "Textured oil painting" which I'll be running on Friday 20th January (if there's enough support).

The day before the workshop Britain's favourite soprano Lesley Garrett is here.  So I'm hoping that between us we can make