As a child I loved learning other languages. But whilst I was brought up bilingual I never actually had a single proper lesson or any kind of instruction in Greek whatsoever.Continue reading “My love of the Greek language”
Category: from my desktop
Portrait Painting: Despoina
This was a commissioned portrait painting. I was so excited to unveil Despoina’s portrait to her. This painting was also a sidestep away from my regular work as I applied a style I’ve been playing with for a while plus a shift to oils on canvas.Continue reading “Portrait Painting: Despoina”
Punching Resistance in the face and getting back on track
So I just got done scraping my new artwork after pyrographing it and cleaning up my workspace in readiness to start my favourite part of the process – painting! However, I find myself needing to pause a minute before I dive headlong into colouring and happily lose myself in it – hoping this isn’t another ploy being used by Resistance to stop me…and I’ve had a lot of Resistance to contend with in the last few months.
A daily reminder
A dear friend of mine sent me this beautiful quote from a Greek blog, written by Stefanos Xenakis. It’s so simple, beautiful and true that I had to translate and share here, both for you and for me to refer to as often as necessary…. Continue reading “A daily reminder”