Wednesday 30 March 2016


Here’s a Classical cartoon

Apologies if the text is a bit small, but that's the largest I could get it to appear!

I sold the original of this at Loncon in 2014, but (as with all  my works) prints are available ( see my website in Useful Links for details)

Until next time


Wednesday 23 March 2016

Our Lady of Autumn

I finished this painting in 2015.

It is based on a photograph of a friend of mine taken in Tewkesbury Abbey graveyard.

This is the second version of this subject.

The figure is set in a constructed landscape with ruins based on Glastonbury and Fountains Abbeys.

The twisted tree grows on a roadside very near my house.

Until next time


Wednesday 16 March 2016

New oil painting

I have been working on a new oil painting.

The under painting is going quite well.

As usual, I am using Indian Red as the under colour for all areas that will be glazed with green and shades of green for all areas that will be flesh tone.

It currently looks like this

It does not have a title yet.

Until next time


Wednesday 9 March 2016

Thieving Little Hobbitses

Here is a Dungeons & Dragons themed cartoon, based on the work of the great H M Bateman.

Wednesday 2 March 2016

The Heraldic Tiger

You have to be careful when you ask a herald to charge a beast on your arms. You might not get what you expect.

If you ask for a Tiger you will get a female Tiger, which looks like this

As you can see, is usually charged gules (red) looking in a mirror.

This is due to a legend that you could escape from a female tiger by showing her a mirror. She would either be entranced by her reflection, or think she was looking at her cub (depending on the version of the legend) and you could get away.

If you specified a male Tiger, it would look like this

What most people would be expecting to get is this

This is charged as a Bengal Tiger.

Until next time