More alphabet letters during this Umbrian heatwave! I is for Isolated Island. And I couldn’t resist combining J and K – after all, I didn’t paint this jigsaw rabbit with a kite with the Alphabet Book in mind, but it fits the profile wonderfully! J is for Jumping Jigsaw and K is for Kaleidescope Kite.…

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More Spring views and paintings. A little bit of an ode to Hockney as the landscape becomes inspiration. Among the hundreds of shades of green are the poplar trees emerging from the forests and fields making a statement of shape and form and design. My daughter says that my poplars remind her of cypress tress,…

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Continuing with the idea of an alphabet book, here are the letters ‘C’, ‘D’, and ‘E’. These paintings are a mixture of details and entire painting images. I like the idea of keeping a graphic theme to the pictures, even though here my choices are more illustrative. C is for Colored Castles. D is for…

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Before the colours overtake us and give us good Spring satisfaction, here are some black and white teapots I drew a few years ago. Occasionally, I draw with a black felt pen on my handmade mulberry paper or on paper from Amalfi. The subject matter is always teapots or fish or both. When I don’t…

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After a recent trip to Oxford, the newly renovated Ashmolean Museum had some fantastic publicity surrounding a few ongoing renovations. The clever publicity campaign gave me an idea for a graphic alphabet book. Here are A & B. A is for Autumn Apples B is for Blue Bamboo http://www.ashmolean.org/

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