I’ve been looking through old sketchbooks and notebooks lately. I’m sad that I don’t really keep an active sketchbook these days, but I’m very pleased that I did in the past – especially as a young woman. Here a self portrait made in Israel aged about 21, having recently lost my first husband. To say… Continue reading The diary of an artist: Israel 1991
It’s the time of year for writing Christmas cards and mulling over the past year. I wanted to give you an update on how things are going for me. In the past year, 11 new people have paintings or drawings by me, and for the first half of the year I was very much focussed on… Continue reading CAROLINE JAINE: End of Year Update
It’s that time of year again. Start asking yourself some questions.
I’m not ready to say goodbye to Jacky to lay a flower on her coffin to light a candle in her name I’m not ready for reading brave obituaries Nor to speak of her in the past tense Or work out who’s to blame We had more adventures to come did me and Jacky women… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Jacky
I wanted to share with you my recently finished portrait of John Pat O’Reilly – an Irish soldier who was killed on the Somme in 1916 (more about his life here https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3312649). So often when we think about the contribution of soldiers allied with Britain during WWI we think of the tremendous Indian and African… Continue reading Pat O’Reilly – forgotten hero of the first world war
It is inevitable then, that my art has to be about power, danger and survival.
My first attempt at a half hour World War I sketch.