My cousin Mary cooked me a such feast that it was too divine to describe accurately; a roasted butternut squash risotto & a peach tart (heehee) with vanilla pods etc etc etc.
I painted this oil sketch of her years ago with her (then new) Marc Jacobs ring and am so flattered that it sits in her study. She and her husband are so trendy they don't really 'do' conventional paintings.
Mary with Marc
I love her ragette look. When Mary gets cross with me, I get nervous laughter, which in turn makes her even crosser. It's a deliciously vicious circle.
It was beautiful Bean's birthday over the weekend. I've been doing a charcoal of her.
We celebrated in the sunshine at Dock's Kitchen in Kensal Rise. Properly spoiling. I gave her this oil on board that I painted of her years ago. The image was taken by the very talented Dave Watts at Exit Festival. Wonderfully carefree.