Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Miss Daisy

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard 

First time I have painted a white cat and I found it very difficult!!  Daisy is a beautiful cat and I wanted to make sure I did her justice. I am happy with the end result but the photo did not turn out well, it looks much better in real life...frustrating when that happens!!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Chocolate Strawberry

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard

On the chocolate trail again! This time I melted some Hersheys kisses and made a dip for the of my favorite desserts!! It's the first time I have painted chocolate and I have to say, it was a bit of a nightmare! The good part was I got to eat it after!!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Summer Dune Grass

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard

Daily Paintworks challenge this week is 'paint the grass' makes a nice change from still life and I haven't painted grass for a while! This was done from a photo I took last year when I was on holiday. I love painting dune grass...thanks for the challenge Carol!

Friday, 13 September 2013

A Couple of Kisses

6"x6" oil on gessoboard

These are the two kisses I saved from a bag of Hershey's kisses I bought a couple of weeks ago. I had intended to paint them in the cellophane bag....but the simple truth is... I ate too many of them! That means I will  have to buy another bag and try again!!

Monday, 9 September 2013


6"x6" Oil on gessoboard

Out of all the birds that inhabit the Estuary, the little kingfisher has to be my most favorite. Their color is beautiful...not as bright as I thought but still lovely. The color here looks better in person. There were 4 or 5 perched on this line and I managed to get a few good photos before they flew away! I will be painting more!!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Young Ones

6"x8" Oil on board
A little break from food paintings! I am waiting for some new seasons fruit and vegetables to appear at the markets, so in the meantime I will have a mix of  other subjects I love to paint. It stops things from getting boring!!!
Springtime is a good time to paint out came the photos I took last year when we were on holiday! They are just as curious when they are young as they are when older....not at all frightened, I love them!!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Chilli Peppers

8"x6" Oil on gessoboard

I am still on the food theme...these chillies were so beautiful and fresh...had to paint them!  Again I liked the shadows!!
I used three colors and white for this... because I use neutral mat board for backgrounds I find this way I can usually mix the gray I want! 

Monday, 2 September 2013

Blogiversary- Giveaway Winner


We have a winner for this giveaway painting! Congrats John Lancashire....who just happens to be my hairdresser!!! I will deliver it to you this week John. Thanks everyone for your support and taking the time to enter. It's been a great two years!