Painting for May: 'Five Spots on a Dice'

Staring at it won’t make it any different…

I have two new paintings for the calendar to show you. No, I am not that quick, one of them was nearly finished by the time I posted the last post: I have been getting a bit behind. First here is May: This could be called ‘Five Spots on a Dice’ or maybe ‘Five Fairies and Four Drinks’! Either way, I’m quite pleased with the way it’s come out. The glowing red colours might be rather more suited to a bunch of little demons than fairies, but all the same it has benefited from the previous painting in that the…

Handbags at Full Moon

Handbags at Full Moon

And so finally the September sketch for my calendar! Two people suggested the moon, as associated with the Autumn Equinox. This confused me as I was under the impression that the equinox is all about the sun and the moon has nothing to do with it… Well of course, this is true: the equinox is simply when day and night are of equal length, and that would all be down to the sun, but, though I’d heard of a Harvest Moon I’d not realized the significance of what the moon is up to at this time of the year. My…