Sunday, 30 January 2011
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Another small still life, keeping painting these until I know where I want to go next. I have some very large canvases looking at me now, got to figure out what to put on them.
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
A family of fruit all related but not quite.
This week I have been thinking about my next projects and my problem is that I have too many ideas and directions that I want to go in that I am confusing myself.
Monday, 24 January 2011
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
I am trying to decide whether I should keep up my endeavour to paint more loosely or just accept the fact that I am a perfectionist at heart and go with that. I do admire artists who can portray an image with a few brush strokes that is easily recognizable to the viewer. I have such a hard time with that I correct my paintings to death ;( and I can't seem to change that in my style.
Saturday, 15 January 2011
These lovely ladies were in a vase at a friend's house and they were so sunny and bright and cheerful they filled the room with their ambience. So they were duly captured by my camera and I thought that they were a perfect subject to paint on this windy,wet and chilly day.
Friday, 14 January 2011
I decided that I needed to go loose after 3 tight paintings and it's great to slap on the paint, lovely and thick, moving it around the surface with a palette knife, very satisfying!
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Number two painting of my glam high heels series this time I posed them on a rather chic satin shawl with it's own sparkly fringe (not featured) both shawl and shoes I picked up in my local charity shop for a few Euros, it is a wonderful source for still life objects.
I haven't made my New Years Resolutions yet (I guess I'm a bit afraid of not reaching my goals) but I think I will have to be a bit braver and resolute, I have a number of goals swimming around in my brain so my first goal is to define them and post them here, did I really type that eeek!?
Friday, 7 January 2011
Monday, 3 January 2011
Another kitty-cat this time someone elses. I had a hard time photographing this one and getting the colours right, it's not perfect, may try again tomorrow to get a better photo.
Saturday, 1 January 2011
30 x 30 cms. = 11.8" x 11.8" oil on linen canvas
This is a painting of Tigger one of my daughter's cats, when he was a kitten he was just an ordinary ginger and white kitty but as he grew so did his fur until he was a bundle of the softest fur which needs to be groomed everyday. He does valiantly try to clean himself but he ends up with a mouth full of fur.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! hope you had a ball last night ringing it in with lots of Champagne!