A Smile for Christmas

You probably know that the Post Office produce ‘Smilers’. These allow you to incorporate your own photograph or painting with a variety of actual postage stamps. I ordered two designs. Here’s one of them – with my painting ‘Spitfire over Henley’. I’ve also ordered another set illustrating my latest river painting entitled ‘When the Queen […]

Christmas Greetings

As it’s getting a bit near Christmas I thought I’d send all of my blog readers – who aren’t on my Christmas card list – this year’s card I based my painting on a 12th Century illuminated manuscript commissioned by the Duc du Berry, and added the signs of the zodiac around the edge, and […]

Stuntman Santa

The floods are receding now, after a week of rapid rising. This is the view from my balcony, looking towards Mill Meadows. I normally gauge the height of the river by how much the water covers the wooden seats dotted along the towpath. My boat’s been at its maximum height with the stern rope so […]