19 July 2010 London Lives

I have entered a competition for 'Paintings of London'.
The comp is held by the Guardian newspaper in conjunction with Bankside Gallery and other sponsors. It just seemed right up my street.
I found an unfinished canvas with some nice abstract colours already on, and then I looked and looked at it to see what might be in there. Nothing!
So I tried it the other way up, and the possibility of this new London image came to me.
'London Dawn'.
Here it is.

10 July 2010 Builders, and post op recovery.

Since the previous blog I have had an organ removed by keyhole surgery. So now I am minus a stone filled gal bladder.
All is well, thanks to Fran who has been an attentive nurse. She also managed to toil away in a parched garden with spectacular success. [See picture of garden steps today.]
Making good use of the glorious weather our builders have been in and ripped out plaster and coving caused by water seeping through from outside. At the same time the conservatory roof has been taken down and a new one is being installed with proper lead-work to avoid the problem happening again.
While I am in recovery mode, I have revamped the crabfish.com website, and created a new colinruffell.com website.
So no new paintings.