Saturday, 27 August 2016


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This is another favorite fruit of mine...these grow in my garden! Not easy to paint, but I had to try!! This is number 10 of my paintings done for my 2017 food calendar, when they are done and because spring is coming up I think I'll be doing flowers!

Saturday, 20 August 2016


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I managed to paint a couple of Persimmons before the season ended....I love this fruit so usually they
get eaten before I think about  painting them! Orange is another hard color I find difficult to paint, mainly because of the darks! It came down to  mixing  red, yellow and blue with a touch of burnt sienna.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Pineaple Slices

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Another favorite fruit of mine that I have most days as part of my breakfast! I found the skin a challenge.... I never realised there are so many different bits and pieces that interlock!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Recap June-July Paintings


Sewing and birds...two small series I painted over the last couple of months, both favorite subjects of mine! Thanks for taking the time to look!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Winners and Losers

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Still painting buttons! I found this old dice while I was clearing out a drawer and it reminded me of playing board games when I was young, so made use of the buttons before I put them away!

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Big Button

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The last one in this thread series!  I have had this very big button for a long time and have painted it before...actually I bought it to paint!!  Painting the buttons in this series has been good practice for ellipses, still not sure if I have got it right though!!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Sewing Tools

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Some necessary sewing tools that have been well used over the years...especially the quick unpick! The scissors are a favorite pair I've had forever.... and still use them!!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Button Up

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I found this bright lime green cotton and one button so this is painted with the same palette (minus the black) as the previous one.The button is a cloth one and was nowhere as hard to paint as the last ones!!  There will be another couple for this series, I couldn't help myself!  I enjoy finding ways of setting up and it's a way of making use of these sewing tools now that I don't use them like I used to.