2015 and before

OLD JOE (Harley Brown)

I loved this image because I thought he looked so Irish. In fact it turned out he lived in the Arctic north.

Still like the face. Harley painted him in pastel. I hope my oil offering doesn’t disappoint.

Oil on board. 16 x 12 in

 

 

 


BASQUE SHEPHERD. Painted about 2003. I think the original was a pastel, but quite different, and I can’t remember who it was by.

Oil on board 10 x 8 in

 

 

 

 


RANUCCIO FARNESE
Titian, 1542
Little Ranuccio was twelve years old when his grandfather, Pope Paul III made him prior of a property belonging to the Knights of Malta. The cloak was a bit too big for him.

 

Oil on canvas 20 x 20 in

 


VIEW FROM THE BOAT (Original by David Curtis)

 

I am a big fan of David Curtis. This was in one of his books.

Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

 

 


LA BELLE FERRONIERE
(Portrait of Lucrezia Crivelli)
Leonardo da Vinci (about 1495)

Had to try this, years ago. Recent research on the sleeve underpainting is very interesting. Leonardo kept changing his mind.

My version Oil on canvas 20 in x 20in

 


Young Merchant

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MERCHANT
Hans Holbein 1541
I reversed this pose from the original and changed the colour of his sleeves to match those of George Gisze of Danzig in another portrait.

My version, Oil on canvas 20 x 20 in

 

 


Russian Beauty

RUSSIAN BEAUTY
From a black and white image by Julia Tsoona, an amazing Russian photographer.

Oil on canvas 20 x 20 in

 

 

 


ANNE LOVELL WITH SQUIRREL
I painted this while I was writing ‘Into The Lion’s Den’, the first volume of my   novel about the life and work of Hans Holbein in the Tudor Court. It was painted in about 1528, and Anne Lovell was from East Harling near Norwich, in Norfolk. To a recently-arrived German with poor English, (he had arrived in England in 1526) it must have sounded like ‘Eee Starling”

Oil on canvas 20 x 20 in

 


TRIBUTE TO JOANNE WEBBER (a local painter of still life studies ‘in the 17th Century Spanish style’)

 

Oil on board 14 x 10 in

 

 

 


 

 

MARIA BICKNELL – MRS CONSTABLE

(John Constable’s wife, by the artist.)

Looking back, I think I fell for the ‘distant eye syndrome’ – making the distant eye too wide for the semi-profile pose.

But checking again, so did Mr Constable.


WAVES AT SLEA HEAD

WAVES AT SLEA HEAD (from a visit to the Dingle Peninsula during a big storm in October 2014)

This was some storm. And no, the waves are not over-stated; they came roaring into the bay.

Oil on board 16 x 12 in

Courtesy of Sian Townsend, who was there that day.

 


HESTONS prawn cocktail

 

 

HESTON’S PRAWN COCKTAIL (from a photo by Romas Foorde)

This was from a series in the Sunday Times. Great photographs by Romas Foorde.

Oil on board 16 x 12 in


SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE Angela Harnett – (From a photo by Romas Foorde)

 

Oil on cradled panel board  20 x 16 in

 

 


 

THE ROAD TO TULAROSA – (Original – John Pototschnik)

Oil on Gessoboard 16 x 12 in

 

 


 

 

LORRAINE PASCALE Portrait

A face to remember. And lovely hands.

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


 

THE IRON POT Still life

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


 

 

OREGON WATERFALL Landscape

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


CUTTHROAT trout

 

CUTTHROAT TROUT
I painted this picture of a cutthroat trout from a photograph for one of my American relatives to commemorate a fishing trip to Montana in this year. The hard part was to glaze it so it looked as if it was underwater, with ripples.

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in  Courtesy of Dr Phil Warren


 

PORTRAIT OF GEORGIA O’KEEFE
Of my own making, this one; from photographs of the artist and of one of her paintings

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


THE RUSSIAN SAMOVAR
From a photograph taken at Fort Ross, Northern California; the furthest south that the old Russian Empire reached, before being bought out by the USA in 1842

The old samovar was in a dusty corner, with smoky light streaming in through the window.

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


 

SMALL RIVER
One of the few attempts at landscape.

 

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 


 

ELDER
From an original painting by Harley Brown

Oil on panel 14 x 10 in

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