Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Mother Love

6"x8" Oil on board

Love the way the lamb is tucked in beside the Mother!   These sheep are kept in a paddock along side a walkway near the Estuary. I have got behind with my painting again...other than everyday life getting  in the way, I have been working on other paintings for two exhibitions. I need another few hours in my days!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Dune Grass

6"x8" Oil on Board

This sold straight off the easel! I painted it  from one of my holiday photos in Perth, Western Australia. The coastline is beautiful over there, beautiful beaches with lovely light and white sand. I wish I had taken more photos!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Brie,Cherry Tomato and Basil Boat

6"x6 Oil on board

Some more of my favourite food!  I took quite a while to set this up, initially I had the whole basil plant, but decided on just one leaf so I could sit the tomato in it.... a boat came to mind when it came to the title! I used the same palette as the two before this and I'm lovin' it! So many colours!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Hibiscus Bud

6"x6" Oil on board

This hibiscus is from my garden, they flower most of the year and turn a darker orange in the winter....thought I would try the orange again!  I used the same palette as the persimmon and like the range of greys I can make with it! The next landscape I paint I am going to use it...stay tuned!

Sunday, 17 June 2012


6"x6" Oil on board

Persimmons are in season again... I love the delicate flavour of this fruit and the lovely colour. I toned this board orange so I could leave small bits peeking through. This one nearly got thrown in the bin! I find the colour orange quite difficult, but I stuck it out and was reasonably happy with it in the end. I used a limited palette of cad red, cad yellow light, ultra blue and white.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Estuary Morning Light

8"x10" Oil on canvas board

I have been getting back to some Estuary paintings which are slightly larger, I have quite a few to paint, so will be posting as I do them among my small makes life a bit more interesting! This view looks to the East and is just before an old bridge that is used as part of the walkway across the water.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Gorgeous Gus

6"x6" Oil on board


This is another for a lovely collector...he  looks very suave, hence the title Gorgeous Gus. I used a limited palette of ultra blue, yellow ochre, raw umber, white and a little burnt sienna.

Friday, 8 June 2012


6"x6" Oil on board

These wildflowers grow along the Estuary walkway in various shades of pink, some of them are tucked away under trees... I liked the way these two were sitting in the dark with just a little light peeking through!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Lunch Time

8"x6" Oil on board
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I went to a wild life park when I was on holiday in Australia and loved the white kangaroos there. I was lucky to get a photo of  this young one feeding...had to paint it! They were so gentle and friendly.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Pampas Grass

6"x6" Oil on board

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This Pampas grass grows along the Estuary walkway...when the sky is overcast and stormy looking, the grass is a bright green as it was this day.There was enough light in the sky to cast a few shadows on the road as well. Love the sky when it's like this... every color seems brighter!