It seems to me that there are 2 kinds of people in the world of work; those who work for themselves and those who work for others to get money for themselves. I’ve mostly been one of the latter; working for others to gain something for myself. This kind of working is the norm, I am guessing, for the majority of people. In Spain I did a bit of both.
When I first arrived in Seville, very green and new to the world of teaching, not to mention the world of Spain, with nothing more than a willingness to work and a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate in my sweaty hand I ended up getting 2 jobs I could do at the same time within one week. One was teaching young adults at a central Seville language … Read More »
This last Saturday we were entertaining a friend from Australia who’d been over for our recent wedding. It was her last day before heading back Down Under to a guaranteed sunnier climate. The Cheshire morning was a typical grey one with thick clouds overhead and the threat of rain never far away. We decided to go on a little motoring jaunt to show her the lovely town of Knutsford via the beautiful village of nearby Great Budworth.
Once in Knutsford we parked in the big pay and display and started in towards the town centre. Before we had gone more than a few steps down Tatton Street we noticed a place on the other side of the road that looked like a possibility for a bit of lunch – Deli Boys – we crossed over to peruse the menu on the … Read More »
From the Spanish “the spicer of food” this was the name of a friend’s bar in Seville and I painted it from a photo I took. The owner of the bar is called P.P Kinto and he is now a reasonaly well known Seville artist. It was in his bar that I learned to speak Andaluz Spanish between 1999 and 2001.
Starting life as an abstract watercolour this attractive woodland scene soon emerged.
Watercolour depicting a colourful alien family complete with dog.
Pencil sketch abstract.
An early abstract in watercolour – the title is due to the fact that each colour is depicted in 9 shapes.
Watercolour, penguin shape abstract
My second ever oil painting began life as an abstract image but the image you see soon emerged. I’m not sure if they are human or alien but to me they are waiting for something to happen!
Another abstract oil on canvas where I was experimenting with form and colour.