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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

'Just an Orange' (available)

6" x 6" = 15 x 15cms oil on canvas board (water mark only on photo) $55 + $10 p&p

My oranges were still set up from my last still life so I thought that I would use just one of them, the one with the dry curled leaf on top.
How ever hard I try to paint a picture impressionistically my perfectionistic personality takes over! If I ever win the lottery I will hop on a plane and take a workshop with Carol Marine, that might help!

Monday, 28 April 2008

'Pretty Pair' SOLD

13" x 9.5" = 33 x 24 cms oil on canvas with the sides painted, so no need to frame (water mark is only on photo)
This is technically not a daily painting because it took me longer than a day to paint and is larger
I wanted to paint something a bit larger and more challenging, I started it on Friday and finished it off today.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

'Last Oranges' SOLD

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel (click on image to enlarge) $65 + $12 p&p
We bought a big bag of oranges for making juice yesterday and they are small and sometimes not so pretty, but who cares the juice they give is so sweet and delicious which is more important.
I started a slightly larger painting yesterday which I haven't finished yet so I painted this one instead.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

'Rosy Outlook' (available)

5" x 7" water colour on water colour paper $45 + $5 p&p
I'm trying my water colours out again, for this pretty striped rose.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

"Cup N' Apples' selected as prize!

6" x 6" oil on gessoed board 
Today I thought that I would do a quick and easy one Ha!! I don't think there is such a thing the ellipses of the cup drove me to dispare, but I think I got there in the end. I couldn't think of an original title either hence the rather unimaginative one!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

'Reflection of Me' (available)

8" x 10" oil on gessoed board (click to enlarge) $99 + $15 p&p
This coffee pot I found at a flea market on Sunday, I liked it's shape and although a bit bashed about with some tlc it became a fine subject to paint. When I was almost finished painting the reflections on it I realized that it was me as well as the Gerbera that was reflected hence the title!

Thursday, 17 April 2008

'Angels Trumpet' (available)

6" x 6" - 15 x 15 cms oil on gessoed board $55 + $10 p&p

I found this by the side of the road growing away, while I was out searching for more thistles. I think it's the wild form of the cultivated Angels Trumpet I think it is also called thorn Apple and you can see why it is called that.

'Prickly Business' SOLD

6" x 8" oil on canvas board 
Here's another thistle painting which I enjoyed creating this time laying down.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

'Thorny Beauty' SOLD

6" x 8" - 15 x 20.3cms oil on gessoed board - $65 + $12 p&p
This lovely thistle I plucked with the help of some tongs and a sharp knife. I have been waiting for them to come into flower for the last week or two so that I could paint one. I might do a couple more as they are so interesting and challenging to paint.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

'Blue Reflections' (available) Click image to enlarge

6"x 6" oil on gessoed board $45 + $10 p&p
This is yesterday's painting that I have finished off today.

Friday, 11 April 2008

'The Palm Garden' (available) Click image to enlarge

8" x 10" oil on gessoed board $99 +$15 p&p
These palm trees grow in a park in Carboneras which we visited on a day out recently and these three had such interesting trunks, where previous fronds had been and had fallen off as the trees grew leaving this fish-scale pattern.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

'Overlooking the Village' (available) Click image to enlarge

8" x 9.5" oil on gessoed board $99 + $15 p&p

It is always difficult to start painting again after a few days break and I felt like a change so I went down to the village to get some inspiration and this is what I came up with.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

'I'm the Biggest' (available) Click image to enlarge

8" x 10" oil on gessoed board $99 + $15 p&p

This is the jug from yesterday with a couple of friends one definately bigger than the others.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

'Dos Jarros'

6" x 8" = 15 x 20.3 cms oil on canvas board
This hand made glass vase I found at a local market and was more difficult to paint than I had originally thought.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

'Yellow Hibiscus'

5" x 7" water colour on 500grs water colour paper $35
I decided to do a water colour painting for a change and I find it much more dificult than oil painting, I think I might need a bit more practice.
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