God is ever doing geometry

God is always doing geometry
God is ever doing geometry – oil on canvas 60×36 inches

A nearly finished large oil painting. You will be able to see this at the Open Studios, Richmond 21-23 June.

The quotation is attributed to Plato by Plutarch. I have not been able to discover the exact reference.

Portrait of Ann

Portrait of Ann
Portrait of Ann, oil on board, 2013

No matter what I do, the colours never quite come out the same on the computer.

Here is the little painting currently on display at the group exhibition at Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP (click for map), 1 June – 27 July 2013.

Want to see lots of art by lots of local artists in Richmond upon Thames? 21-30 June 2013.

Click the Art House Open Studios link for links to the Brochure, map and individual artists including me.

Girl reading – after Fragonard

fragonard_girlCopy after Fragonard.

I sometimes copy old master paintings. This is partly because I like them and partly because I want to learn how they did them. Of course I read up on the theory (Eric Hebborn’s The Art Forger’s Handbook is a good place to start, and looking at unfinished work and artist’s sketches in museums is another). But actually doing it reveals what one does and does not know.