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  1. Devon
    Acrylic on Canvas, 100cm x 100cm

    This piece is only the second time I have done a painting of this scale (the first being The Cabbage) but I am certain it won't be the last. It has been a plan of mine for a while to start doing more work on a larger scale and I have absolutely loved battling with a giant scone! 'Devon' is one of a planned pair of paintings (it's partner 'Cornwall' will appear when I can one day face painting another big scone!!) which celebrate the subtle difference between a Devonshire and a Cornish cream tea (answer at the bottom ;))

    I can honestly say that this has been my most challenging painting so far, not only because of the scale but also because of the variety of textures I had to get right to make the piece convincing. And, I am also extremely proud of it and do feel a real sense of achievement when I walk past it, still sat on the easel in my studio.

    These pictures take you through the battle with the scone from start to finish - and a battle it often was! (but a friendly one - more water balloons than pistols ;))

    I hope you like it!

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    And if you're still wondering, this painting is called 'Devon' because a traditional Devonshire cream tea has the cream on first, followed by the jam and a Cornish cream tea has, well you've guessed it, jam first followed by the cream.

    So, are you a Devon or a Cornwall?