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Friday, 29 June 2012

1590 Lean on Me SOLD

6"x 8" oil on panel, framed

These luscious strawberries ended up in a strawberry smoothie, a great way to get kids to eat lots of fruit! My daughter freezes very ripe bananas - without their skins, which can be thrown into the blender, still frozen, as a sweet addition to the mix.

 Why is it when you go to the store to buy a few things, you always end up with more than is on the list and look at the bill and think how did I come to spend so much!!

1589 Lime Squeeze SOLD

6" x 8" oil on panel, unframed
I have embarked on a series of 6 x 8's  and painting them alla prima which is fun to do and less tedious than my normal method of painting, in several layers,  needless to say this is a much quicker way.

Friday, 22 June 2012

1588 Oranges and Lemons


10" x 24" oil on panel to be framed

A partner piece to the previous painting, the leaves that I arranged with the set up were from next doors flowering plum tree, lovely deep red- purple leaves a perfect colour to complement the fruit. Now I've got to figure out what to paint next....

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

1587 Limey Intruder

10" x 24"  oil on panel

These luscious lemons have had there group infiltrated by a cousin who tried to pass himself off as one of them, he said that he wasn't quite ripe yet!

 Recently I went to get some boards for painting cut and had intended to get lots of large panels, square and oblong, and ended up with a bunch of elongated ones, not quite sure how that happened, maybe because the guy cutting them for me although a sweet young man, probably didn't quite understand my English accent,  and so you will be seeing a few more in this format!


Thursday, 14 June 2012

1586 Served on a Silver Platter and Sketch by Crystal Cook

11" x 14" oil on panel to be framed

After the last painting I thought that I needed to paint a straight forward subject, no patterns and not too many reflections, so in comparison this was an easy one! I left the background plain as well just to be nice to myself ;)


                                                 MY PRIZE!!!!

This lovely sketch is by brilliant water colour artist Crystal Cook    http://crystalcookart.blogspot.com/ 
I received it last week as a prize for closely guessing the subject of one of her paintings from a tiny snippet.
 It was beautifully packaged too and was a wonderful gift that I will have framed when I get back home, and always treasure.
Besides checking out her blog, do go to her Etsy Shop and peruse all her work for sale there
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrystalCookArt

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

1585 By Candle Light and Babykins dips his toe

\16" x 15.5" oil on panel  framed

This is my favourite painting at the moment, and took forever to paint :( but I'm finally happy with it after a lot of fiddling with the tones of the plate and cup. The one I'm doing next is a doddle in comparison!

While I'm painting I'm also looking after my 10 month old grandson which adds to the fun ;O  here is a pic of him dipping his toe into a local river after which he got himself totally soaked and covered in sand so it was with forethought we had a spare set of clothes with us.


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

1584 Copper teapot SOLD

12" x 12' oil on panel
Another labour of love that I have finally finished, this lovely teapot I bought on Ebay I loved it's 'Art Nouveau' shape and it's lovely feet and handle. The silver plate, belonging to my daughter, has a pierced design from the same era, as you can imagine painting the design of the plate gave me a few more grey hairs ;)
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