Thursday, 29 September 2011

Autumn Remnant

6"x6" Oil on Board

The challenge painting on Daily Paintworks this week is about autumn, I had this small branch of leaves in my studio for a couple of weeks at the end of autumn, (it's spring here now)  because I never had time to paint it  I took a photo... and this is it! I  toned the board first with a pink/orange color then went over it with grey. There are quite a few subtle value changes in the leaves so it really was a challenge!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Shy Beauty

6"x6" Oil on board

I have this Lenten Rose growing in a pot in my garden, their heads bow gracefully and they almost look shy, but they brighten up a dull day with their flowers in colours of rose, purple, green and white.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Morning Sunshine

6"x8" Oil on canvas board

Another nice sunny morning at Westshore beach looking out at the Pacific Ocean, this is the south end of the beach where there are lots of rocks and a reef when the local surfers go.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Westshore Beach

6"x8" Oil on canvas panel

This beach is about 5 minutes walk from where I live, I loved the atmosphere of the misty cloud still hanging over the Port and hills. It was mid-morning and I was walking the dog... I had to race home and grab my camera  before it disappeared.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Estuary Stream

6"x8" Oil on canvas panel
This is from one of my early morning Estuary walks this winter, I pass this stream quite often but it was a bit earlier than usual. The mist had lifted but there was still a haze over the hills. I like this time of day, it's so quiet and not many people around....very peaceful.