Friday, 28 September 2012

Loaded Brush

6"x6" Oil on board
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I decided to underpaint one of my boards and had my brush loaded with orange paint, I tested the color on on old piece of board and when I  put the brush down....there was a painting!! I wish they all could be as easy as that, often a set up can take 30 minutes or more! I loved painting this, I think these spontaneous ones are best!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Pair of Pears

6"x6" oil on board

I accidently deleted  post...sorry but here it is again!
This is one of the latest bowls that my husband made, it has a dry oatmeal glaze so has no shine to it. I thought it would be interesting to was...but also difficult to try and get that clay look! I liked the green pears with all the neutral colors around  them.

Posing Pear

6"x6" Oil on board

Another pear! I liked the leaf that was still attached to this one and used the same limited palette as the last painting...cad red med, cad yellow light, ultramarine blue and titanium white. I have found I can make most colors I want with these three, that is not to say I don't use usually depends on how I feel when I start a painting!

Monday, 17 September 2012


5"x7"  Silk Painting


I haven't had much time to paint this last week...I have had my Gallery open every day for our exhibition and there has been a lot of people through...good sales too!! Thanks to everyone! This is one of my small silk paintings from the exhibition. I have spent more time on oils this last few painting is completely different and makes a nice change!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Bright Day in Bondi

8"x6" Oil on Board
This is a street we wandered down on our way to Bondi Beach while on holiday in Sydney earlier this year...the day was bright and sunny and the shadows and yellow house caught my eye. Just love shadows!!

Friday, 7 September 2012

White Rose

20"x20" Oil on canvas

This is the last one of the white rose for my's painted  on gallery wrapped canvas. I was pushed for time and didn't think I was going to finish it ...a wee bit stressful!!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Banana Cupcake

6"x6" Oil on board
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I bought this cupcake from a new shop here that make and sell American style sweet treats... it has a yummy cream cheese icing! I might buy more, I enjoyed painting this and the best part is I get to eat it after!