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Carry on Painting.

Week two of 2012 and I’m battling my annual cold, between a commission which I cannot share and a self portrait (which I want not to just yet). I’ve also been trying to bring Rise to completion-Trying being the operative…a perfect case of disconnect between whats on the canvas and in the minds eye. Will […]

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Arise

Despite best efforts, Rise cannot rise to the occasion until it dries. I think it’s the new organic turps I’ve been using, it’s like a drying retardant, which would be fine except the snails pace makes it feel like it’s still 2011.

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There’s no angels

Each Solstice, I try to make a concession-or antidote- to the sentiments of the season, and create limited edition cards for my friends. This year being no exception, here is a drawing entitled ‘There’s no angels’ that shall be gracing mantles across the country.

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Artistic Endeavour

I realize it may sound a little like a fortune cookie, but Art-like life-is an endless endeavor. Often, it means persevering whilst trying to ignore the ever diminishing voices.

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Death and the Maiden drawing by David Van Gough

Death and the Maiden 9″ x 9″ Felt tip pen on paper

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The difference between oil and water

For me, a painting never really comes to life until I paint it in oils-it doesn’t fight with me in quite the same way that acrylics do.

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Legacy-an artist’s general truth

“Legacy-an artist’s general truth” 48″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas

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Emma Goughs Competition series

My daughter-Emma is in her final year at University, and recently began a series which I feel is her best work to date.

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Kerouac

“Jack” 12″ x 12″ Acrylic on canvas

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Art After Death-Momento Mori-Oceanside Museum

Last night could have awakened the dead. Or at least rattled a few bones.

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