I have added one last piece to this tableau - the snake and painted the stone monsters in the crevice. Here anything blue is sinister.
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
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
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.