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Winter I, digital construct, dimensions variable, 2019

Winter I (above) is another of the new digital constructs I’ve been working on. I’m having fun with their evolution – more posts soon – and at the same time have started working on paintings that have the shape of landscape as their starting point (T-1 pictured below on our knackered dining table).

T-1, acrylic paint on paper, 42 x 29.7 cm, 2020

Again, more to come…

The Paul mentioned in the title below is Paul Letchworth, a painter I was on Foundation with way back in the mists of time – his work’s lovely and you can see it on his website here. Hello Paul!

Landscape study (281119) for Paul, digital composite, dimensions variable, 2019


If you are interested in seeing more digital constructs and paintings as well as street photography (including portraits), visit my Instagram here or my website here.


Landscape in Three Parts, 2018– Landscape In Three Parts (Sketch), 2018 –

This was one possible solution to how do I paint a “landscape” using square canvases (80 x 80 cm)…it’s still on the back burner while I work through some other stuff…

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David Cook and I recently completed an online conversation about Jasper Johns and you can find all three parts at

This is the twenty-eighth collaboration between Richard from CK Ponderings and I. It was my turn to set the theme and I wanted to build on the work we did for the previous collaboration. The initial photographs had to be taken in response to the phrase “rip it up” and emailed to the other Richard. The idea was then to work on the other’s photograph, but in a radical way  – using the original photograph as a beginning point/ building block for a new work and effect a total transformation.

Here are the original photographs:

Rip It Up, 2013 by Richard Cooper-Knight

Rip It Up, 2013 by Richard Guest

And here are the transformations:

Richard Cooper-Knight:

Guilty, 2013

I think I was out to impress this time around. I didn’t go as radical as I could have done last time around, so this time the gloves were off. Richard’s image proved an interesting one to work with, and his concept of ripping it up and starting again looked promising, although my limited experience of using Photoshop as a art tool meant I didn’t have the ability (or the time to experiment) as much as I wanted to.

The title comes from a word on the newspaper and, coincidentally, the fact that I have not long finished a period of jury service.

Richard Guest:

RCK RG Rip It UpThere are things in life one can’t quite express, 2013

Originally I had the idea of making 3D objects based on elements in Richard’s photograph and then re-photographing them. To find these elements, I isolated areas of colour in Photoshop, initially laying them out so that I could examine them. But the “sheet” soon became overcrowded and I found myself composing a picture and forgetting all about making objects.

The title of this collaboration is based on a song by the wonderful, and woefully under-appreciated Orange Juice. You can listen to Rip It Up here.