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Saturday 4 May 2013

New works

It has been a busy time and I haven't posted in awhile. I have a new atelier- and held a workshop in it recently. Time is pressing as I have an exhibition in Bristol then Cape Town; and portrait commissions to start.

Monday 11 February 2013

I have a three man exhibition on now at Thompson's gallery,with Douglas Gray and Robert Wells. London.http://www.thompsonsgallery.co.uk/current/balding-gray-wells-2013

Monday 7 January 2013

Figure and portrait painting workshop April 13th - 20th near Carcassonne,France 7 days accomodation B&B in a beautiful gite http://www.maison-de-margot.com/ 5 days painting from a model, with demonstration , in my studio.7 places available. Please contact me for more details ;

Tuesday 27 November 2012


Sometimes it is nice to see a work unfinished , it can show a lot of clues to the method used .

Saturday 17 November 2012

Justa little turps to begin . A few places have a turps/Stand oil mix
, to blend one stroke into another .

Friday 16 November 2012

Painting in stages

I love the time of the day before the sun sets
, on a cloudless day .Everything is lit with an ultramarine / violet light . I will post these stages, that I had photographed at intervals . My palette was Tit. White, Cad yellow med, cad orange, Alizarin, cobalt violet, ultramarine, trans oxide red and ivory black . The canvas size is 14 x 11.

Monday 5 November 2012

Oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches Jardin de pensées