Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Back To Portraits

I shall be painting my #3 granddaughter next: Giselle, author, mother of 'Topgun' (Logan) and Billy (Koby). She's also my best friend in the world. I used to call her Jimmy, then she grew up into a girl and stopped sawing wood.

Notice the Simlett eyes! 

I shall use Golden acrylics to form a Zorn Palette 

Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Burnt Umbra and Mars Black
The most important tool in my studio is the Pipe Wrench which I use for opening tubs and tubes that have their lids stuck in place

I can't get on with my boat building because of the weather. An Atlantic storm with a North Easterly, which also kept the ferry from Ireland from docking here - It had to steam to sheltered waters up the coast. 

The Ferry Beating a Hasty Retreat from docking here in Fishguard


  1. Hello!:) Your granddaughter is lovely, and has the most expressive eyes. I shall look forward to seeing the finished portrait.:)

  2. Giselle is gorgeous, I am sure you will have fun painting her. We had stormy weather here, too, but it was calmer today. I thought of you this morning, I visited the shipping museum in the tower of the old castle in the Altstadt, was great. Valerie

  3. Giselle is so beautiful with those big, liquid eyes and impish smile! And I love seeing the photos of your wild seacoast! They show the power of Mother Nature and are wonderfully scary!

  4. Zorn himself would be envious of your task- to stare into those simmering Simlett pools of mischievious pleasure. Those eyes are only ouutdone by that gloriously wide smile!

    Paint on... the boat can wait! The seas will come and have their day as well!

    Looking forward to seeing the final outcome!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,