by Edward Hopkins
(60cm x 40cm Oil) Sept 2018
Whilst watching a documentary on the life of the eagle I was taken by, not only the gracefulness of the creature, but also its single-
The precision of the targeting, the momentary pause as it adjusts for the angle of decent and then the timing and lightening speed of the strike.
If the look in its eyes could kill it wouldn’t need its talons or beak!
Late Train from Brod
(60cm x 30cm Oil) October 2018
This is my rescue attempt at a painting I had disliked half-
The ‘rescue’ involved correcting snow colour, roof lines, lamps, walkways, boundary posts and even its title etc etc.
Now it’s OK.
(40cm x 60cm Oil) November 2018
This is Timothée Chalamet.
A film actor on the rise following his breakout performance in ‘Call Me By Your Name’.
I thought he was either French or Italian when I saw the film but with a name like Timothée Chalamet I plumped for French.
He was actually born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, New York!
To me, his name is as interesting as his face and I wanted to incorporate it into the painting akin to the old French posters with graphics merged with artwork.
I’m pleased with the finished painting.
and The Village
(80cm x 40cm Oil) December 2018
Inspired by the poster for the Jungle Book film ‘Mowgli’ I thought I’d have a go and try for a sprawling jungle scene with rivers, waterfalls, glowing sunset, forests, village buildings. Then I added a lion watching a group of unsuspecting bathers.
Its one of those paintings that you can just keep painting until it runs away with you. Dabbing here, dabbing there.
Tranquility Perch 13
(60cm x 30cm Oil) January 2019
Knowing that one of my faults, as far as painting is concerned, is over-
I like its simplicity and its tranquil mood.
Might do more using this ‘easy’ palette.
(40cm x 60cm Oil) February 2019
When a high-
With both palms face down, one on top of the other, the diver hopes to drive a wedge into the water, thus creating the minimum of splash.
Once the diver has entered the water its a matter of pushing the hands apart to create a braking force against the water.
All this after leaping backwards from a ten metre board and then rotating three and a half times in the air.
The painting is one of Tom Daley, British
10 metre diving champion and Olympic medallist.
The painting looks better the ‘wrong way up’ as I think it confers an almost angelic pose on the subject.
Yorkshire Pud Inn (50cm x 40cm Oil) March 2019
A friend of mine runs the Yorkshire Pud Inn in the Village and asked me if I could do four paintings for the walls in her new Tea Room.
She asked for a tea cup, a coffee cup, a decorated sponge cake and a cake stand. I decided on a plain cup for the coffee and a rose-
It was the form of still-
(60cm x 40cm Oil) April 2019
I’ve noticed, when driving through local villages, that there always seems to be a chair, sometimes occupied, just outside the main door to the casa.
The sitter would be occupied doing something; sewing or preparing washing for the line or peeling vegetables ready for the evening meal in the days sunshine.
Today’s occupant has moved inside the house (you can just about see someone inside) but will soon return to peel and slice the carrots.