Sculpture – La Greca

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , on September 29, 2014 by Jenny

I’m making a small sculpture out of brown Plasticine. It’s more or less a classical Grecian style woman, or Goddess. Something old, something new. It’s so small that I can’t easily smooth the areas around eyes and mouth. A bigger size next time, I think.



Posted in Painting Diary with tags , on September 25, 2014 by Jenny

Half ancient, quite modern. Part graphite, part photo plus digi-paint. Half finished. An offering to the blog: a trifle, in a hat.


In Blue Biro

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2014 by Jenny

Is this a pastry-chef? Is it a French revolutionary or a Swiss guard? I have no clue. It’s drawn in blue biro in my sketch book.


A Suffolk Palimpsest

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2014 by Jenny

I’m on the theme of Suffolk, still, after visiting one weekend in the summer. It’s where my English family comes from. This is a computer painting based on a vintage photograph, partly scraped away and painted over the top. It’s the kind of place where you’d get cockles and scampi and chips in a pub by the dock, and where the voices would sound something like my grandpa. It’s a very beautiful accent. “Yew oroit bor?”



Kate Tempest

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Jenny

Here’s a sketch of the poet Kate Tempest, performing ‘Round Here’ at a spoken word evening at The Old Vic in August 2012. She’s just been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and last year won the Ted Hughes prize for poetry. She still looks like she’s 12 years old.


Walberswick Beach

Posted in Painting Diary on September 8, 2014 by Jenny

In Suffolk in early August, I saw an Indian family on the beach at Walberswick, right near the spot where Phillip Wilson Steer painted those Edwardian girls in the captivating, glinting sea light.


A Hole In The Sky

Posted in Painting Diary on July 29, 2014 by Jenny

I’m very excited. This is my new picture, called A Hole in The Sky
Oil + mixed media on canvas
1.20m X 1m
I leave you to make of it what you will.



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