Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Collecting Shellfish

6"x6" Oil on board

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This is a bit of a change for me! I don't often paint people but have become quite interested in what the ordinary everyday person does around my area...so  there will definitely be more to come!This is a scene from the Estuary just down the road from my house. I came across this guy collecting shellfish...people often wade out to collect them at  low tide.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Boquet of Pins

6"x6" Oil on board
I haven't posted for a few days because I have had family here on holiday, but I've managed to get this one in.  These pins have been sitting in this thimble for a while... I love the little bit of color with the greys and the shadow patterns... another one for my thread series!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Early Evening Sky

6"x8" Oil on Board

The Daily Paintworks challenge this week is the sky....this is the early evening view from my house looking toward the west,  beautiful soft colors, my favourite kind of sky! This was easy to paint... I loved every minute of it!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Sew Ready

6"x6" Oil on board

Back to the threads again! I still have  more of these thread ones in mind as well as pins, scissors, buttons...the list is endless.  For a number of years I spent a lot of time sewing and  every now and again I love to set some up to paint...it's like a trip down memory lane!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Centre Stage

6"x8" Oil on board
I have had this painting in mind for some time but had to wait for the right time!
I have named this 'Centre Stage' for a couple of reasons.... I don't know the name of this tree that grows over at the Estuary and because it sits right in the middle of the others. Every spring it's laden with small creamy white flowers which makes it stand out even more, it's one of my favourite trees over there at this time of the year!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Busy Builder

6"x6" Oil on board

The Daily Paintworks Challenge this week is about emotion, I wondered how I was going to paint an emotion, but it wasn't that hard! It was joy I felt when I saw this Starling perched on our garage roof early in the morning. These birds build their nest in the guttering here every year. I love watching  the busy builders... also it means the beginning of Spring!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Bottled Pencils

8"x6" Oil on board
Some more work tools! I don't use these pastel pencils  much  nowdays...sometimes when I sketch I will get them out. When I was cleaning out my art cupboard I thought it a shame to have them shut away in the cupboard.... so put them in a jar, painted them and  loved every minute of it!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Llama Love

6"x8" Oil on board
A bit of a detour from still life! I've been wanting to paint this for a while...I saw these Llamas at a Perth wildlife park when I was on holiday there earlier this year, I think they looked pretty serious about each other... I just love them! They came up close and were quite friendly....I was taken with the teeth and the look in the eyes!