Thursday, 29 March 2012

Mango and Chilli Peppers

6"x6" Oil on board

More food... I think by now you can tell I love all of it! There is always so much to choose from at the Farmers Market, all the colors look so nice,I can't help myself I just have to buy it...but I love to paint it first!
I liked the shadows this composition created.

Monday, 26 March 2012


Apple 6"x6" Oil on canvas panel

We painted apples yesterday in my workshop, so this was a perfect challenge to paint another one today...this one was about paying attention to values, easy in black and white but more difficult in color. I have been concentrating on values and edges lately, trying to loosen up a little. Not easy for me!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Camembert, Crackers and Chilli Jam

6"x6" Oil on board

Homemade chilli nice with camembert cheese and crackers!  I wanted to paint this  because I love the jam...I have painted glass jars before, but they usually have water in them and are clear. This was a bit of a challenge to get the jam looking translucent.

Friday, 16 March 2012


6"x6" Oil on board

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My friend has a garden full of beautiful flowers and whenever I visit I end up coming home with some of them!
I thought this red one was the pick of the bunch, it was starting to open and looked so  fresh...just lovely!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Sewing Assembly

6"x6" Oil on board

Another one in the cotton series...this is a bit different from the reels of cotton I usually do. I enjoyed painting the silver in this, the thimble has some subtle color reflections that I like. I still have more to come but they will be different colors...I've been painting a lot of blue and need a change!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Bright as a Button

6"x6" Oil on board

I had a bit of a problem thinking of a title for this one, for some reason my mind went blank!  It  nearly took more time to think of a name than it did to paint it...I have wanted to paint these  big buttons for a while, I love their bright colors... this is number six in my cotton series.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Girls Day Out

6"x6"Oil On board

These ewes are in a paddock not far from where I live, I'm not sure if they are just enjoying the sunshine...but going by the look on their faces they sure look happy! Couldn't resist painting them.