Portrait of Rach

As she likes poetry I shall endeavour; Writing verse, though I’m no poet however. All who see her know her face is sublime; Any error in feature is but mine. Yet what I love most cannot be painted; Her voice divine, unadulterated. As a soprano she’s verily skilled; her words like honey, from her lips … More Portrait of Rach

More Practice

I bought a new easel so that I can now paint with canvases up to 130cm. To ease myself into painting bigger I started with a modest 50x40cm canvas panel. I found it more fun than my smaller paintings. The easel is adjustable so I painted standing up instead of sitting down. I found this … More More Practice

Bissula

Full Resolution The figure is drawn/painted from my imagination based on the poem “Bissula” by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (incidentally, the river in the background is the Moselle, which he also writes a poem about). Here’s an extract (translated by Harold Isbell): “III. Bissula, born beyond the banks of the Rhine, saw the Danube start its … More Bissula