End Game

Ceiling paintings

I’ve had a lot of interruptions lately, and now the season of visitors and guest exhibitions begins, but gradually I have to have some long evening with the painting, and even some days lately.

You will see a lot of detail has changed, a lot of new calligraphy, much of the detail has been tidied and overpainted. I have returned to a favourite painting medium comprising of dammer varnish, stand oil and fine quality turps, and it has given more fluidity to the painting. I’ve been using liquin over the winter, but on the whole I dislike using oils that are manufactured by big companies. No one knows the formula.

Gradually, as I work, I am listening to Myths of Greece, the next panel that I am planning to begin. I have been listening to Ovid’s Metamorphosis, and Stephen Fry’s ‘Mythos’.

The next panel ‘the greek mythic dreamer’ is being prepared here,

A studio for the ceiling paintings has been created within the gallery