Sunday, June 28, 2015



I'm going to take a couple of weeks off painting and take photos of signs, buildngs and other structures out on the periphery near Palhoça and Biguaçu.

Landscape, Rancho Queimado, oil on card, 20 x 18 cm

Rancho Queimado, cleared ground, oil on card, 18 x 22 cm

In the meantime, here are a couple from the mountains, between Santo Amaro da Imperatrizand Rancho Queimado.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dunes - from Lagoa


Dunes - from Lagoa, oil on card, 18 x 22 cm

It`s amazing how quiet, ethereal indeed, it is just over the sand ridge from Rendeiras.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Praia Mole, June 2015


Praia Mole, June 2015, oil on card, 22 x 17 cm

Somewhat 20`s in mood.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Dunes, June Joaquina


Dunes, June Joaquina, oil on card, 16 x 22 cm

The light changes rapidly and exquisitely across the dunes, dramatically altering it, emphasising now one sand bank, then another a moment later.

 Can one, in paint really capture that shimmer? I shall give it another pop shortly.


Thursday, June 18, 2015



Forest, oil on card, 13.5 x 15.5 cm

This was painted about a year ago, but for some reason never shown.

 I think at the time  I felt it  facile. Now, however, I quite like it.


Friday, June 12, 2015



Peru, from Stanford's Library series, 1912.

Back home, bored out of my brains, and feeling very much like Richard Hanney in the opening pages of The Thirty-Nine Steps, I plan a trip to Peru. I don't imagine that it will be possible to get there before 2016, however.

As ever, the British Foreign Office site provides delightfully discouraging reading:

Demonstrations are common in Peru and can turn violent quickly.There’s risk of robbery by bogus taxi drivers, especially to and from the airports and at bus terminals. Driving standards are poor. Crashes resulting in death and injury occur frequently. There is a general threat from terrorism....etc etc.

 I think the officials in the Foreign Office would really prefer if British citizens just stayed at home.

Anyway, I have ordered a guidebook. I suppose I won't get into trouble, as I rarely do, and even if I do, I suppose there will be some way out of it.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Joaquina, before rain


Joaquina, before rain, oil on card, 18 x 21.5 cm