Prince Philip – The Queen at Breakfast Windsor Castle – 1965
The Duke of Edinburgh is known for his appreciation of fine art, but less well known is his own talent for applying oils to canvas.
The table is covered with a crisp white tablecloth, the plates, cups and saucers are white china, and there is a whole loaf of fresh bread with a jar of what appears to be marmalade, the spoon standing poised for use inside.
JamesMcDonald – Bacon roll
Oil on Panel 10×10 inches 2017
Everyday objects – a shell, loaf of bread or even a bacon roll – become precious and even sensuous as they shimmer cinematically before you. A rare gift, which he discovered early on in his career, was to discover beauty in the most mundane, everyday objects.