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27 June 2018

NEARLY FINISHED PORTRAI OF FIONN

I think I may have perhaps possibly almost finished Fionn's portrait. I don't want to overdo itbut I still haven't had that inner click which says leave it!

Portrait-in-progress of Fionn Wilson by Natalie d'Arbeloff. Oil on canvas 55cm x 65cm (20" x 24")
27 June 2018

Nearly done Fionn

24 June 2018

PAINTING FIONN WILSON

Last night Fionn Wilson sat in the chair opposite me while I started on her portrait. Below are the first stages plus a shot she snapped of me at work. I'm using only black and white oil on canvas - there's something about this limitation which matches both her direct personality and my perception of it. As I mentioned a while back, Fionn invited me to participate in the exhibition Dear Christine (Christine Keeler) which Fionn thought up, is curating, taking part in, and will inaugurate next year at the Vane Centre in Newcastle. I've been working on ideas for this and showed them to her last night, receiving the blessing of her enthusiasm.

Fion portrait1

Fionn portrait2

Me painting Fionn

23 June 2018

SELFIE TIME AGAIN

Why? It's an unpredictable urge. Maybe it has something to do with time. Or let's be honest, age. It's a kind of check up: do I pass? Whatever 'pass' means. Here I am today at approximately 5:15pm, London time.

Nat 23 June 18

18 June 2018

FRIENDS GETTING HITCHED

Saturday at the London Wetland Centre on the banks of the Thames, Rachel Rawlings and Dave Bonta orchestrated an inspirational and original event to celebrate with friends and family their recent wedding in Pennsylvania. It was a greyish and coldish day but warmth and conviviality were generated by the many guests in this magnificent natural setting. Specially composed poems were read, spontaneous, sincere speeches were spoken, specially deejayed music was played, comforting food and drink were consumed, old and new friendships were refreshed. I was happy to be there.

Wetlands

Rachel    dave reading

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