I’m busy not painting at the moment, trying to make sure everything is ready for my upcoming shows, of which the main one is my solo show at Lauderdale House. Many paintings are off being framed, and I’m trying to make sure I’ve photographed everything before it goes to the gallery. The largest picture will be this composite of St. Mary le Bow, painted on three sheets of paper, trying to pin them to the easel so I could see at least one other beyond the one I was working on at the time. They don’t quite match up, and aren’t quite as suave as I had imagined, but I do like the slight mis-match of the sheets. And I enjoyed the tricky Heath Robinson quality to my easel arrangements…!
The smallest is probably this quick sketch of the landscape near Volterra I did one afternoon while driving back to Pisa airport:
There will be about 60 pieces, mostly new and recent paintings of London, with a few old favourites of Tuscany, Rome and France dropped in. If you’d like to come along to the Private View, it’s at 19:30 at the Upper and Long Galleries at Lauderdale House, Highgate. There will be wine, nibbles, good company and there’s even a grand piano if somebody fancies adding a spot of music to the event! Drop me a line if you’d like an official invitation.