Oil on bamboo floorboards,
90 mm x 3680 mm
I am a proud owner of a genuine home-made ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics frieze. Starting out with almost four meters in August 2008 it now measures seven meters, and makes it around the sitting room half way. Way to go!
I quite like these panorama paintings. They really started out because we had a pack or two of those tongue-and-groove floorboards left over, these from the loftconveration aka my study aka my studio. They sit on a door frame or elsewhere on top of the picture rail and have the adorable attribute of being overlooked. These are very shy paintings, not pushing themselves into the foreground at all. That’s something I really like about them.
I forget the connection with Garfield. Don Giovanni was our cat, passed away November 2017. He never looked anything like the cat in the picture, abstraction or not. Him being a black cat and all that.
Our good friend Jananne, shown here celebrating her wedding with Simon. The painting doesn’t do her justice, of course not, but it is one of my earlier attempts at portraiture. Still haven’t mastered it, or even apprentice’d it…