I’ve been going back-and-forth, deciding whether or not to put in a background to this painting. There’s something so satisfying about the raw brushstrokes against the plain white page, but at the same time, I really liked how the background in Gill’s portrait completed the painting. For now, it is without - if I change my mind, I’ll post an updated version!

Anyway, here he is, my favourite subject, in one of my favourite paintings of him. My portrait style has been moving toward this ‘colour field’ look of late, and I’m really enjoying where it’s going. 

Laurence in Oils, July 2014

Gill sat for this portrait this past spring in our conservatory - I love how the lush green backdrop compliments her fair hair and complexion, not to mention the Hopper and de Lempicka-esque waves and general modern feel to the portrait. I love to paint people, but I don’t often do backgrounds - this time I’m glad I did.

Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out.  Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out.  Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out.  Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out. 

Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out. 

I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes

I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes

Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks!

Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks!

I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it. 

I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it. 

It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon! It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon! It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon! It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon!

It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 

I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.

Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon!

A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.
I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless. A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.
I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless. A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.
I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless.

A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.

I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless.

If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 
These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 
It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat.  If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 
These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 
It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat.  If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 
These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 
It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat.  If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 
These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 
It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat.  If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 
These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 
It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat.  If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 
These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 
It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat.  If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 
These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 
It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat. 

If I had posted these yesterday, instead of today, they would’ve been only three months late. But wouldn’t you know, it’s June today, so now I’m clocking four months. 

These are the last of my photos from Antigua. The one up top of me and Laurence was taken by my mum, while the very last one was taken by Laurence. 

It seems like an awfully long time ago that I felt the warm sea breeze tousle my hair, but thankfully the weather in Toronto has finally taken a turn for the summery - I busted out a pair of shorts today that haven’t seen the light of day since this trip! Hooray for summer! I’m ready for sun tans, local fruit, and swimming, stat. 

This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure. This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 
I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 
All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure.

This was one of my favourite days in Antigua. We spent the afternoon at the all too-aptly named Half Moon Bay (in the company of an Italian body builder who rolled his teensy speedo halfway down his butt to tan). Then we planned to shower and change at the Pigeon Beach public change house before going on to the weekly Shirley Heights barbecue party. Unfortunately we got to the change house too late and it had already closed, so sticky and salty as we were, we headed up to Shirley Heights. 

I was grumpy about not getting to shower, but my bad mood evaporated as soon as we arrived at the top of the mountain; the view over English Harbour was breathtaking. Observing from Shirley Heights must be one of the best places anywhere in the world to watch a sun set. We also had a lot of fun taking pictures as the golden hour slipped into sunset, and the sunset into dusk. 

All the while, a steel pan band played, barbecue was grilled, and as it turned dark a reggae band started up as the lights came on across English Harbour. Laurence and I danced, drank dark and stormys, and I permitted him to smoke a Cuban cigar. One of my favourite evenings, for sure.

This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day. This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day. This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day. This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day. This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day. This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day. This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day.

This may have been one of our most relaxing days in Antigua, if I can even quantify such a thing. We drove down the west coast of the island to Jacqui O’s Love Beach - a delicious restaurant with its own beautiful bit of beach well stocked with pods. They may have looked like giant bonnets, but they were, in fact, 100% awesome. Not only were they comfy and up off the sand, the bonnet-y bit provided shade and privacy, and the whole thing was so light that you could pick it up and move it around depending on where the sun was in the sky, and how much sun or shade you were feeling like. We got some really expert lounging in that day.

On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo? On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo?

On our third day in Antigua we drove to Deep Bay, a beautiful and secluded spot, boasting just a few other beach-goers. It rained twice while we were there; once after just settling in, and then a second time after we had climbed to the top of Fort Barrington, a crumbling fort on top of a small mountain at one end of the bay. It afforded beautiful views of the beach, and a striking view of the approaching storm. As with all the rain we experience in Antigua, the inclement weather blew in and blew out within 10 minutes. Then we had some fun taking photos on the way back down; these last two black and white shots were taken by Laurence. Can you tell that we were channelling Christina’s World in that last photo?

I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.
I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.
These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!). I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.
I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.
These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!). I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.
I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.
These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!). I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.
I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.
These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!). I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.
I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.
These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!). I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.
I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.
These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!). I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.
I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.
These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!).

I returned last week from a glorious mid-winter getaway to Antigua with my parents and Laurence. Our first couple days included an extremely relaxing afternoon at Jumby Bay, and a tasty lunch at Catherine’s Cafe Plage in English Harbour. The view of the harbour from Pigeon Beach is really stunning - all steep mountains, and pretty boats.

I took three cameras on this trip, if you include the one on my phone (it certainly got a workout, I was Instagramming up a storm here). In additional to my usual DSLR, I was also shooting with a new-to-me vintage Pentax K1000! It was so much fun, Laurence and I were giddy with excitement about shooting film.

These are photos from our first couple days away, mostly film, with a digital thrown in for good measure (look at those colours!!).

The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.  The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby. 

The house was much more still after the families with kiddos left, and we three adults (and Duff) were left to entertain ourselves. I took photos around the house, and we went on a beautiful afternoon walk nearby.