Monthly Archives: September 2012

White cat on cat bench

My friend Gilvrie, who was also on the outing to Essex DID get the fluffy white cat on the bench – so here it is

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Royal Watercolour Society Autumn Exhibition

Private View at the Bankside Gallery ( between Tate Modern & Blackfriars Station, South Entrance ). Thursday 4 October 6-8pm Do come along RWS Autumn PV card 2012 FINAL

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Autumn Colour in Essex Gardens

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Tidying Up the Studio

Spent all day tidying and getting rid of stuff – then I painted my table and now I have SURFACES darling ‘ as Edwina said in AbFab’.

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When we were very Young ( AA Milne with thanks )

The past is another country, literally in my case – 3 battered photos from then. Passport photo with my Dad – not looking happy Children’s party on the Queen Mary, November 1948 – hated children’s parties Bit better 1950 – … Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire / Brighton

Atlantic city 1948  Brighton 2012 – where are you Nucky Thompson? The nearest we can get to Boardwalk Empire in the UK?

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My Mother – the Icon

My Mother - the Icon

My Mother as visualised by one of her grandchildren,Felix Garside – the next generation of artists in the family. Bottles of Gin and Cinzano glow from the image and her rollers resemble a saintly halo or maybe a laurel wreath. What more can I add to this extraordinary iconic image except to say you saw it first on his aunt’s blog – when he’s famous remember that!

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20/21 Art Fair at the Royal College of Art, London

Coffee at Patisserie Valerie then a walk across Hyde Park to the Royal College of Art. No sooner had we arrived when the fire alarm went off and we had to leave the building – gallery people/artists and buyers out … Continue reading

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Photographing paintings

Here I am demonstrating new camera! On behalf of the RWS off we went this morning to take some pictures of paintings. We all agreed painting is hard enough – then there’s the framing / taking good enough digital images … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day!

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