Sunday, 19 March 2017

White Hydrangea

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard
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Another flower from my garden! This will be the last painting I do for a few weeks...when I am settled in Australia I will start painting and posting again. I am looking forward to the different landscape and birdlife over there!!

Sunday, 12 March 2017


6"x6" Oil on gessoboard

This is one of only two flowers from my Gardenia bush this year, so thought I better paint it while I have the chance! It is a another favorite white flower of mine, the yellow pot was given to me by an old art friend.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Young Ones

9"x12" Oil on canvas
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I have been wanting to paint these two cows for a long time!! I came  across them when I was out driving in the country.... I loved the combination of the white and brown.  Cows are not easy to draw, I will
have to practice took a while to get these two looking right!
It was good for me to have a change anyway!!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Summer Fruit

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard
 I have small amounts of time that I can paint until I move to Australia so I will post something when I can. These were the last cherries I bought this summer, so I kept it simple with the apples!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Shed Key

6"x6" oil on gessoboard

It has been quite a while since I have taken part in a Daily Paintworks challenge...but this week I had the perfect subject!  Even though it's black and white it's actually painted with three colors.The old key belonged to a shed in a previous house we owned but I have no idea where the chain came from!!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Clear Summer Day

6"x6" Acrylic on board

My first painting for 2017 at last! It has been a long time since I painted with acrylics... I thought I would be a good idea to get used to them again because we are moving to Australia and will be living in a caravan traveling around. I will use water soluble oils as well but they still take a while to dry. I still prefer oils and will miss them! The upside is I love the Australian landscape and will be able to paint more plein air!! This is about 10 minutes from where I live...a favorite spot of mine with Eucalyptus trees along the waters edge.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A Walk by the Pond

6x8 Oil on gessoboard

Thought I would try something different today...a little abstract painted with a palette knife. I love the palette knife but have a lot to learn! I walk by this pond most days and the colors vary so much, I enjoyed it so I will be trying more of these! I am going on holiday so it will be next year before there will be any painting done. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your holidays!!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Brush Off

6"x6" oil on gessoboard
 These old worn paint brushes had been given the 'brush off' a long time ago. They have been well used over the years and sitting around  the studio, but before I get rid of them I thought they deserved to be painted! I used water soluble oils for this and I am gradually getting used to them. They seem to be more transparent then regular oils and very intense colors so it's just a matter of being a bit more focused when I mix my colors. I think I will stay with them!!