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September 12, 2020

My 15 seconds of fame

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Great Gates of Kiev

August 18, 2020

Painting on canvas - in progress

We are getting a lot of rain again and so I have been able to do a bit of painting on canvas for a change. Here are the Great Gates of Kiev on a new canvas. Quite a bit more work to do but this shows the general idea. I hope to paint a few more of the Mussorgsky series on ca...
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First of the three

Catacombs is the first of the three painted pieces I worked on during Covid-19 lockdown. Brendon Sole assisted me and the blowing went very well considering we are both just getting back to blowing after a three month break. We will blow the other two over the next few weeks...
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June 1, 2020

The idea came from a French print, from 1803 by √ČTIENNE-GASPARD ROBERTSON

I just found the original print on Google. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/la-minerve-airship-destined-282083709 ...
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Hot Air Balloon

May 23, 2020

Progress with canvas painting

I started this painting 7 years ago and it is great to re-start work on it again. My technique has evolved as a result of the recent series I have completed on glass. I hope the next canvas painting I do will be the first of the same Pictures at an Exhibition series. I am wo...
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May 20, 2020

Don Quixote used the last of the glass blanks I have made.

So now I have set up the patio for painting on canvas. I have brought home my paints and easel and unwrapped a painting of a crazy drawing of a giant balloon village. This was started over 7 years ago, before I bought the glass studio. It looks a bit weird at the moment beca...
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I have started painting on my last blank

Once Promenade III - Windmills is finished I won't be able to do any more painting on glass, until I restart the furnace and make some more blanks. I might even find some canvas at the studio and get my oil paints out. I am keen to start working on some of the Pictures ...
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The Covid-19 lock-down has given me a lot more time for painting.

I thought I would share some of the images I have of the process and the finished results from the series I am painting based on the music suit Pictures at an Exhibition by the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. It has taken me a couple of years to work through all the...
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Covid 19 lockdown

April 13, 2020

Furnace shut down

During the first week of the lock-down I shut the furnace down. Hopefully I took long enough to prevent any damage. I intend to start it again before I do a rebuild, because I may only need to run it for a few months to keep up with demand for new stock. When the lock-d...
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All the way from Sweden

February 28, 2020

This should keep us going for a week or two

6 ton of Glasma 705A glass batch arrived from Sweden last week. Minimal damage from fork lifts this time. The Hi-ab truck made unloading easy; dropped just outside the studio door ready for me and Brendon to roll into the studio. We did have to spend the previous day cleanin...
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