Many moons ago, well from 2006 – 2009 I lived close to Oxford and for a while, I worked in the centre of Oxford so I used to take a wander around the city mostly taking in the sights. There are some beautiful and historic buildings there and many a movie has been filmed there. I once saw Ann Hathaway, well her chair anyway, on the set of a movie she was starring in there.
Anyway, in Oxford, there is a grand Museum named the Ashmolean Museum, where I happened to visit one day. Whilst looking around I came across the Egyptian artefacts and antiquities department and was amazed by the beautiful blue colours of the artefacts on display. These colours just stuck in my head and I decided that I wanted to try and achieve the colours that I had seen in some of my paintings.
While looking through some of my old works, I came across a few images of these attempts. I know a couple of these were sold and there are definitely 2 on display on the Barbican in Plymouth and I’m pretty sure I completed about 10 altogether but I don’t know where they are. I have moved around a lot from country to country and had to leave things behind. But here’s the ones I could find anyway. Enjoy
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