Saturday, 15 October 2016

Rose Joy

8"x8"Oil on gessoboard

I started this painting nearly a month ago and have now finished it after being sick with a virus for nearly three weeks!! I am still finding it hard to get motivated to paint...maybe next week! I haven't painted a lot of roses...  this beautiful pink one was given to me by my very good friend so it had to be painted!!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

2017 Calendar

I am happy to have finished the paintings for my 2016 food calendar early this year!!I am usually rushing at the last minute. I will post more about when they will be on sale later.
Even though I enjoy painting food, I am pleased to be able to get on to other subjects!!

Saturday, 24 September 2016


6"x6" Oil on gessoboard
Last food painting for my 2016 Calendar!!These tamarillos had a lovely rich deep red color, they almost looked too good to eat! 
I have been painting new work this last week and it's nice to be painting other subjects again...a rose painting is nearly finished, a few flower paintings blocked in and a small landscape started...not bad for a weeks work!! Hope I can keep the pace going!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Citrus Cousins

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard

These were some of the last lemons and limes off my trees this season. I love the fresh colors of citrus fruit and of course green and violet are favorite colors of mine!! I sat these on my printer in front of the window and really liked the way the strong sunlight fell across them!

Friday, 9 September 2016

Red Onion and Baby Peppers

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard 

I use these vegetables a lot for salsas and salads! In my last post I said I would be multitasking...well I have been doing that!! Two more fruit paintings nearly finished, application and contract for Art Show done and another painting blocked in!! Next is to package and post artwork. All next week I will be painting...I love that thought!!!!

Friday, 2 September 2016

6"x6" oil on gessoboard
Love painting bell peppers...yellow is still a tricky color for me. Another food one finished for my 2017 Calendar!  Commission finished...I am on track and can't wait to start flowers as well as a 16x8in landscape. There will be a bit of multitasking going on here!!

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


6x6in Oil on gessoboard

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.