Wednesday, 25 April 2018
20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10" oil on panel, framed, available
Dug out this pretty piece of material I had, to use it as a background for my pots, love the colours, looking forward to summer.
We have real April weather here, rain, shine and repeat, clouds moved along by the very gusty winds.
Friday, 20 April 2018
20 x 25 cm = 8" x 10" oil on canvas panel, framed
My blue bottle again, he has featured in a number of my still lifes, past and present. I think he is admiring his own reflection in his silver companions.
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Thursday, 12 April 2018
45 x 35 cm = 18" x 14" oil on canvas
This one was difficult to photograph, the colours are not quite right - the rose is more pink as is the glass, when you correct one colour it skews another. Not expert enough in photo editing to know how to remedy the problem. Anyway this is the first of a pair of paintings involving a single rose.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Saturday, 31 March 2018
30 x 30 cm = 12" x 12" oil on canvas, available
A plate I've hung on to for a long time hoping to incorporate it into a still life, well it's time has come and this is the resulting painting!
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
25 x 20 cm = 10" x 8" oil on canvas panel , framed available
Another painting of my silver cup with enormous winter strawberries from Spain, and both still with the remnants of the blossom. The third strawberry didn't quite make it as I had to do a taste test!
Monday, 19 March 2018
Friday, 9 March 2018
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Saturday, 24 February 2018
30 x 30 cm = 12" x 12" oil on canvas available unframed or framed
Another orange, this time ensconced in a vintage butter dish in the shape of a sea shell, whose glass liner has long since bit the dust, but makes an interesting object to paint.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
30 x 40 cm / 12" x 16" oil on canvas, unframed
New seasons mandarins complete with leaves, well I couldn't pass up the opportunity to paint this pair of lovelies when my hubby brought them home for our fruit bowl and they were lovely to eat too.
Friday, 16 February 2018
6" x 8" =15 x 20 cm oil on panel
A small one in between the larger ones. I tried out some new paint by Sennelier called Rive Gauche supposed to be faster drying than normal oils, I did mix them with M. Grahams walnut alkyd medium which I think speeded things up too. I find the paint a bit thin and oily so I haven't made my mind up whether I like them or not. Ideal would be a paint that doesn't dry as fast as Winsor and Newtons Griffin but faster than non alkyd paint.
Monday, 12 February 2018
40 x 40 cm =16" x 16" oil on canvas
I started this one before Christmas and left the painting of the label rather dreading it. After several attempts managed it, though not perfect, it is after all a painting!
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
50 x 50 cm = 20" x 20" oil on canvas
Finally finished! This one took me quite awhile to paint as you can imagine, I'm asking myself why I didn't arrange the satin cloth in a simpler manner, I never realize the complications until I get started.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
20 x 25 cm = 8" x 10" oil on canvas board, available framed or unframed.
I'm finding it hard to get my mojo working! I feel a bit like the endless cold and rainy days a bit stuck in the mud. I want to paint something new but ideas are not coming like they usually do, so I will keep on producing my tried and tested pieces until I'm hit by inspiration!