Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Siege of the Wall

I have added one last piece to this tableau - the snake and painted the stone monsters in the crevice. Here anything blue is sinister.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Newport Wales

Newport in South Wales, no longer an industrial powerhouse has interesting artworks on its streets as an element in its attempts to rejuvenate itself. It works as it is fun to around.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Mediaeval wall painting Imber Church

Imber Village on Salisbury Plain, normally closed for army training, was open at the weekend and I went to see the recently restored traces of mediaeval wall paintings. The presence of these in such a remote tiny village in the Middle Ages points to their ubiquity. These images are said to represent Avarice. The man with a horn on his head is the Devil.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Powerscourt near Dublin

I recenly visited this world famous garden. My parents honeymooned here during World War II so I have always had a certain romantic feeling about the place. Laurence Olivier and others were filming Henry V in the park at the time.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Giant's Foot and Giant's Causeway

Nature is the best sculptor. Above a giant's foot some eight feet high near the famous pillars of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.