Sunday, 14 July 2019

Estuary Series

Well it's been a while since I have posted here. I have been busy working on a series of the place I go on my morning walks ...these are some of the finished ones.  I have spent a lot of time following birds around taking photos and searching out areas to paint. I really like that part of the process because often what I have in mind to paint is not what ends up on the canvas! 

Sunday, 17 March 2019


10"x8" oil on gessoboard

It seems I had forgotten to post this one I did a few weeks ago. I have been so busy getting a new art studio built. I picked this hydrangea from my garden and went straight in and painted it! I love anything white to paint especially flowers and birds...finding all the colours is a treat! 
Now that I'm settled in my studio I feel the need to do some more study on colour and application of paint...I have become stuck!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Summer Fruits

6"x6" Oil on board

At last I have finished another painting! This is the first time I have seen a lemonade apple and it was not easy to paint!
Some days are harder than others to get going. I lack inspiration. I feel a failure for not painting.  I am bored with the subject, I can't be bothered, it seems too hard...the list goes on!! Well I have a found a couple of simple daily habits to train my brain to associate it with work mode. It is painting apron goes on first, then I turn on music or a podcast. That means 'work time'! So far it has been working very well, my brain is taking notice!

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Marsh on the Mud

6'x8" oil on board

Late afternoon sun always brings lovely light and color over the salt marsh... even the mud looks good with the spots of sunlight when the tide is out!! It is one of my favorite places.
It's been a few weeks since my last blogpost...the reason is my new art studio that my husband is building for me and I might add he is doing a fantastic job! I should be in and organised in a couple of weeks and no more disruption. I can't wait!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Beach Boys

6"x8" oil on board

Love watching seagulls on the beach, they are real characters...just like a couple of boys on the beach! I have a couple of slightly larger landscapes blocked in ready to go next...I need a change from my small paintings!

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Port and Partners

6"x6" Oil on board

This  Port pipe was gifted to me from my cousin when I left Australia. Port is a favorite drink of mine so paired with cheese and cherries it makes a great subject to paint! Not that easy and a bit time consuming but a good challenge! 

Sunday, 16 December 2018

An Apple a Day

6"x6" oil on board
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This is the last painting until next year! I thought this would be an easy one to slip in before Christmas but NO it was not!! I struggled with it. The apple was ok but I probably won't paint another composition with the spoon placed like this! Terrible trouble with getting the silver spoon to look shiny.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Perfect Pair

6"x6" oil on board
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Avocado and pepper from the Farmers Market...more food I love and so delicious together!
I have gone back to painting with oils, I gave the water soluble ones a try because of not having to use solvents but I have found I can use ordinary oils without solvent. I use an odourless medium and clean brushes with sunflower oil. Super easy!!