Off the Easel

Works recently completed, before being framed and sent to the gallery

Stoneware Flagon with Apples 12”x12”

Stoneware Flagon with Apples 12”x12”

I haven’t painted this flagon for many years so thought it was time to tackle it again. The apples are Cox’s Orange Pippins.

Still Life with Green Glass 12x16

Still Life with Green Glass 12x16

These pieces from my collection, are known as forest glass, from Czechoslovakia, and are replicas of late medieval glass produced in Northwestern and Central Europe from 1000- 1700 AD.
The bottle is early 20th century from Chichester.

Ming Bowl with Eggs 10x10

This is my favourite Ming Bowl although I have only painted it once before. I love the warmth of the celadon glaze and the spontaneity of the design.
I do not find eggs easy to paint, light spreads imperceptibly across their surface and they subtly reflect each other’s colours.

Stoneware Vessels with Pears 12x16

The cider flagon and handled pot were made at the renowned Pottery of John Leach in  Muchelney in Somerset. The Pears are the Rocha variety.

Silverware with Olives 10x12

I collect multifaceted pieces of silver because of the varied reflections they produce. The silver cruet was made by Hugh Crawshaw of Sheffield, and the jug by James Dixon and Sons also of Sheffield.