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!
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Friday, 10 November 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
15 x 20 cm / 6" x 8" oil on panel framed
Last painting before Wexford, we are packed and almost ready to go, always takes ages and you are always sure you have forgotten something vital! Hope to figure out how to post pics to blogger or at least facebook from my tablet.
Saturday, 14 October 2017
6" x 8" / 15 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed
While on a walk down my favourite country lane, picking autumn leaves and blackberries, I found a wild rose bush and loved these bright red hips and thought that they would make a great subject to paint.
Thursday, 12 October 2017
8" x 6" 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed
Just finished 3 small paintings to add to my collection of larger. I am off to Wexford for the 11 day long Opera and Arts Festival. I will be exhibiting in Whites hotel Wexford, along with many other Artists, this will be the fourth year exhibiting there. It will be great catching up with the regulars, like a working holiday!
Sunday, 1 October 2017
30 x 60 cm oil on canvas
A collection of autumn fruits, the walnuts are fresh off the tree and the Brambley apples too. These apples are grown mainly in the UK and Ireland, perfect for cooking as they are crisp, juicy and very tart, giving an apple pie lots of flavour and zing that you don't get with a sweet apple.
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Monday, 25 September 2017
30 x 60 cm / 12" x 24" oil on canvas
This is my latest favourite painting! loved painting it too, but photographing it was another matter altogether! Photographing dark backgrounds is so problematic as the light reflects off the surface and makes it look gray and washed out, so after taking dozens of pics and with a lot of editing I've got a fairly accurate photo.