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Thursday, 27 November 2008

'Buddha Morning' (available)


11" x 15 3/4" = 28 x 40 cms oil on canvas panel $225 + p&p

This is another painting for 'Different Strokes from Different Folks' I just loved painting this one and is a personal favourite at this time. I cut a panel longer than I normally would to accommodate the reflections, maybe I will keep this one.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

'Alli' COMMISSION


8" x 10" oil on canvas board
This little cutie is eight months old and was commissioned by her grandmother as a Christmas present for her daughter. I started 2 new paintings this week and have just finished off this one started last week so it has been strange working on so many paintings at once. I should have another finished tomorrow.

Friday, 21 November 2008

'Captured Beauty' (available)


8" x 8" = 203 x 203mms. oil on canvas panel $85 + p&p

This beautiful bird passed by me in the annual Moros y Christianos fiesta parade in Spain and I just managed to capture him for my camera, I was on the hunt for reference photos and managed to get quite a few.
This one is dedicated to my daughter Katy.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

' Elegance' SOLD


6" x 8" = 15 x 20.3 cms oil on canvas panel 

Here's something different I fancied something tranquil and reflective! I am working on a small portrait commission of an 8 month old baby, when I'm half way through I always wonder whether the poor child will recognizable to the parents! the painting looks awful at this stage. It will take me at least 2 more painting sessions to put her right.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

'Long Shadows' (available)


This is this weeks painting for 'Different Strokes from Different Folks' It was painted mostly upside down, a very weird experience. This was a much more challenging exercise than I had expected but I learned a lot which was the whole idea of it. To see more takes on this painting go to the blog listed under my favourite artists.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

'Dance Little Ballerina' SOLD


6" x 8" = 150 X 203 mms. oil on canvas panel 

This was a 'fiddly' one but I got there in the end, just had trouble photographing it so there was no glare on it.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

'Shadow Patterns' (available)



8" x 10" = 203 x 254 mms. oil on canvas panel $105+ p&p

A really busy painting I know I should have simplified it more I just could n't help myself! I painted this from a reference photo I shot in Spain in my friends beautiful tropical garden. When I took the photo, it was the striking shadows that caught my eye of the fronds of the palm tree.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

'Mudeford Harbour' (available)


12" x 16" = 30 x 40 cms oil on canvas $250 +p&p

This is technically not a daily painting but a larger one that I have been working on for a while and today I thought that it was time to finish it. I prefer to paint a picture in 1 or 2 sittings otherwise I tend to lose momentum and somehow it becomes tedious, but there we are finished at last. This is a scene from my recent visit back to England to the part of it, that I used to live in. I have to say I am quite homesick for there.

Friday, 7 November 2008

'Shadows'


8" X 10" = 20.3 X 25.4 cms oil on canvas panel $ 130 + shipping

This is this weeks challenge from Karin Jurick's blog 'Different Strokes from Different Folks' (link to that blog is under my favourite artists list)

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

'Connemara Sheep'


12" X 10"= 30 x 25.5 cms oil on canvas $ 155 + p&p

I enjoyed painting the single sheep from my trip to Co Galway that I decided to paint on a larger canvas and a pair this time. They have interesting checkered markings on the legs and some of their faces (black & white) I'm sure their wool would knit up into a great sweater.

Monday, 3 November 2008

U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC (available)


8" x 10" = 20.3 x 25.4 cms oil on canvas board $105 + p&p

Here is this weeks challenge from Karin Jurick's blog 'Different Strokes from Different Folks'
an unusual subject for me, but interesting none the less. (the link to this web site is found under favourite artists in the list on the right.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

'Safe in Mama´s Arms' SOLD


6" x 8" = 15 x 20.3 cms

This little sweetie with her big round eyes was lovely to paint and a new challenge for me.
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