Tuesday, 18 June 2019
30 x 40 cm oil on canvas
Haven't been painting much lately, managed to get this one finished. Roses from my garden, though they have suffered much through our wet and windy weather here, popped in a battered old copper kettle. Paired with the monk Ho Tai who brought a bag of sweets to the children who came to hear his teachings.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
40 x 40 cm oil on canvas
Wow I've just realized I haven't finished a painting in a whole month, I've been so sidetracked by other things, gardening being one of them, looking after grandchildren while my daughter was on holiday and visiting auctions to acquire stock for my Etsy shop and the tedious job of sorting cleaning, photographing and posting each item, just to mention a few jobs. Time is just flying by and I need to make time to paint too.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on panel framed and available
Another cheesy one!
I have dug out my watercolours and giving them a whirl, struggling a lot as the techniques of creating a successful painting are so different from oils and I'm not happy at all with the resulting paintings not spontaneous or loose enough just plain wooden.
Monday, 29 April 2019
15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on panel
Cheese and grapes is an ever popular still life subject so thought that i would get back to painting a couple.
This one is on a piece of slate, that came off an old derelict cottage's roof that I found on one of my walks around here.
Thursday, 25 April 2019
30 x 60 cm 12" x 24" oil on canvas
Here's a partner painting to the last one I posted, it has taken me ages because of breaks due to various reasons one being of course Easter. It was what I call a fiddler, because of checks and elipses shadows and reflections. I lost the flow due to all the interruptions too, so I'm glad this is finished at last!
Monday, 15 April 2019
30 x 60 cm 12" x 24" oil on canvas
I haven't painted any long ones for awhile, just concentrated on square ones. Trying to paint all the enamel vessels and items I have acquired recently but some seem to get featured more than others, I love the colour combination in this one with a zingy green plate pepping up this set up!
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
30 x 30 cm oil on canvas
Have taken a short break from painting, the garden was calling and several other things. I started painting a large one before I my break so it's looming large and waiting in my painting room, I seem to be avoiding it for some reason, so I thought that I would fill the gap with a small one.
This is my favourite copper kettle because of it's shape and a ceramic bell I bought many years ago because of it's colour.
Monday, 18 March 2019
30 x 30 cm oil on canvas, available via my web-site
http://dianamarshall.fineartstudioonline.com/workszoom/3060794 (when dry and framed)
I'm enjoying getting a bit more creative with my backgrounds, I've kept this fairly simple, don't want to detract from the sweet set-up.
Friday, 15 March 2019
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Monday, 11 March 2019
15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on canvas board
Trying out different paints, going back to a slow drying or should I say a normal drying oil paint and found it tedious to wait for each layer to dry.
Anyway this apple is perched on a rustic box with ironwork and studs. and long since eaten!
Friday, 8 March 2019
Thursday, 7 March 2019
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Thursday, 14 February 2019
Monday, 11 February 2019
50 x 50 = 20" x 20" oil on canvas to be framed
Still more enamel still lifes! Got this newish bread bin along with a large off white pitcher at a local auction, it's in much better condition to the one I already have. Got so many new props now they will last me for quite a few paintings. All my spare cupboards are full to brimming too.
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
60 x 60 = 24" x 24" oil on canvas to be framed available via my web-site.
Another copper and brass set-up, this time including a solid brass duck, bought in Portugal many years ago. He is probably admiring his reflection in the copper saucepan.
Sunday, 27 January 2019
60 x 60 cm / 24" x 24" oil on canvas, to be framed
More enamel, I've been buying lots of stuff on Ebay, auctions and Etsy, it's becoming quite an obsession to find interesting and colourful old enamel items. I'll have to stop soon though, where to put it all!
Thursday, 24 January 2019
40 x 40 cm oil on canvas, framed
All items purchased in France on a trip last year.
I tried a different brand of oil paint than my usual one and found it so different, think I will go back to my tried and trusted brand.
Saturday, 19 January 2019
30 x 30 cm / 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed.
I'm on a roll with my new subject matter - enamel kitchen ware, seems to be very popular at the moment. Got lots more ideas in my brain, wish I could paint faster!