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Friday, 11 October 2019

2092 Three Handles

40 x 40 cm oil on canvas, framed available via my web-site
Here's my bean slicer again and a lovely green mincer with piggy in the middle - pencil sharpener with a drawer full of shavings.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

2091 Loaves

60 x 70 cm (24" x 28") oil on canvas, framed and available

Bought this lovely green bread bin in auction and had a great time getting the textures of the loaves right!

Monday, 23 September 2019

2090 Lemons on the Side

30 x 30 cm oil on canvas, available
I love painting copper as you all may have guessed! The light and shadows, reflections and dents not forgetting some verdi gris just make up an interesting subject to paint, taking a short break from enamel.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

2089 Perfect Partners

15 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed and available
A lovely Camembert cheese partnered with some green grapes which was quite delicious at the end of this painting with some crusty baguette!

Saturday, 14 September 2019

2087 'Gather Round'

50 x 60 cm 20" x 24" oil on canvas

More enamel and copper, my two favourite subjects. My hubby managed to get me a piece of marble, featured here, it is so heavy I can't move it! I thought it would make an interesting addition to my still life set -ups.

Friday, 13 September 2019

2086 Ruby Reflections

70 x 70 cm (28" x 28") oil on canvas, available
This is the largest still life I have ever painted and as a consequence I almost gave up on it! I have got some even larger canvases but I'm not sure whether I want to tackle them! I know that when they are framed they won't fit in our car!

Thursday, 12 September 2019

2085 'Dahlias'

40 x 40 cm = 16" x 16" oil on canvas, framed, available via my web-site
Dahlias from my garden are adorning this painting, matching colours too!

Monday, 2 September 2019

2084 Arrangement in Blue

50 x 50 cm = 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed and available

Bought the pale blue teapot and pitcher recently because I loved their colours, It's such fun finding the pieces to paint, my collection is growing!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

2083 Blue Light

60 x 50 cm oil on canvas framed and available via my web-site
 Here some dahlias from my garden which are taking centre stage along with my favourite Denby jug that I have painted many times.
 The weather this August has been awful, cold, very windy and constantly raining more like late autumn, my tomatoes just aren't ripening only thing doing well is courgettes, I have a ton of those!
Still when I'm indoors painting like mad I don't feel like I'm missing out!

Thursday, 15 August 2019

2082 The Huddle

50 x 50 cm oil on canvas, framed, available via my web-site

Lots of blues in this one, the dark blues don't photograph well. because the differences in tone are not strong. I keep buying new things to paint and I'm running out of storage space.
I'm moving my painting room downstairs at the weekend to a bigger room will be a good time to get rid of stuff (in theory!)

Monday, 12 August 2019

2081 Red and White

50 x 50 cm (20" x 20") oil on canvas framed €995 available via my web-site

More vintage enamel! A partner painting to my previous one.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

2080 Red Light

50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 ins) oil on canvas, framed. Available via my web site

I have been neglecting my blog and the paintings are backing up a bit! I am painting furiously at the moment, concentrating on my ever growing collection of vintage enamel kitchenalia, I'm going to have to stop soon as I'm running out of places to store them!

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

2079 Ho Tai and Roses

30 x 40 cm oil on canvas
Haven't been painting much lately, managed to get this one finished. Roses from my garden, though they have suffered much through our wet and windy weather here, popped in a battered old copper kettle.  Paired with the monk Ho Tai who brought a bag of sweets to the children who came to hear his teachings.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

2078 Green Light SOLD!

40 x 40 cm oil on canvas SOLD
Wow I've just realized I haven't finished a painting in a whole month, I've been so sidetracked by other things, gardening being one of them, looking after grandchildren while my daughter was on holiday and visiting auctions to acquire stock for my Etsy shop and the tedious job of sorting cleaning, photographing and posting each item, just to mention a few jobs. Time is just flying by and I need to make time to paint too.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

2077 'Two Blues'

15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on panel framed and available
Another cheesy one!
I have dug out my watercolours and giving them a whirl, struggling a lot as the techniques of creating a successful painting are so different from oils and I'm not happy at all with the resulting paintings not spontaneous or loose enough just plain wooden. 

Monday, 29 April 2019

2076 'Blue brie and Cracker'

15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on panel

Cheese and grapes is an ever popular still life subject so thought that i would get back to painting a couple.
This one is on a piece of slate, that came off an old derelict cottage's roof that I found on one of my walks around here.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

2075 'Checkered'

30 x 60 cm 12" x 24" oil on canvas
Here's a partner painting to the last one I posted, it has taken me ages because of breaks due to various reasons one being of course Easter. It was what I call a fiddler, because of checks and elipses shadows and reflections. I lost the flow due to all the interruptions too, so I'm glad this is finished at last!
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