Category Archives: painting

The God Abandons Antony

After suffering defeat at the hands of Octavian at the Battle of Actium (31 BCE), Antony and Cleopatra retreated to their power base of Alexandria, Egypt, where the two lovers had first met almost twenty-five years earlier. The Ancient Greek … Continue reading

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Renaissance Men

Along with the 1790s, the 1490s are probably my favourite decade in the history of male fashion.

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Noah’s Ark

I created this watercolour painting as a recent baptism gift for my godson. Since my godson is genetically predisposed to becoming a wide-ranging and unconventional thinker, I decided that my depiction of Noah’s ark would eschew the usual elephants, lions, … Continue reading

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“In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound (1913)

Two illustrations inspired by the American poet Ezra Pound’s famous and famously short poem, “In a Station of the Metro,” first published in 1913. I have no experience with Chinese and Japanese brush painting, and it is known as a … Continue reading

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Joan of Arc

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc As she came riding through the dark; No moon to keep her armour bright No man to get her through this very smoky night. She said, “I’m tired of the war, I … Continue reading

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Two Lounge Chairs

I recently acquired a Epson V6oo scanner, which means I no longer have to pay to get my colour scans done at the copy shop, and can now post watercolour images -such as this watercolour class exercise- that I had … Continue reading

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Legends of Lake Orta

January 31st marks the feast of Saint Julius, the 4th-century Greek preacher who is credited with bringing Christianity to Lake Orta (Lago d’Orta), a Northern Italian lake near where my Italian side of the family lives. When San Giulio arrived … Continue reading

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