Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Up Close and Personal

6"x6" Oil on board

I'm not sure what was on this steers  mind... but I think he wanted his photo taken! He came up close when he saw me with my camera  and would 'not' move out of my way while I was trying to take photos, he just stood and posed...I loved the curly hair, so here he is!!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas Apple

6"x6" Oil on board
I know it's not even December yet...but when I tied the ribbon on this it reminded me of the small red apple decorations I put on our Christmas tree every year!
This is for 'an apple a day'  art project  Michel Oosterhout  has started on his website to  see who he can reach and where the apples come from. The goal is 365, one for each day.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Bad Hair Day

6"x6" Oil on board

I couldn't resist painting this! Reminds me of  the days when my hair won't go right. I love that annoyed look in her eye.... and getting caught on camera wouldn't help!!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Wetland Grass

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This wetland grass grows in different parts of the estuary and these two clumps stand alone in a big area of water. Some days they look green/blue and other days they are more golden, depending on the time of day, or when the tide is out. 
This could be a forerunner for a larger painting in my Estuary series that I am working on...time will tell!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Royal Spoonbill

6"x6" Oil on board

I am back after a great holiday with my family in Australia and ready to paint again... this one was painted before I left. I have been waiting quite a long time to see a spoonbill...these birds wade around looking for food in the Estuary across the road.