Tuesday, 22 September 2015


 My last work for our exhibition finished!! Next to the Spoonbills the Kingfisher is my favorite bird... they are only small but their colors are gorgeous! I was so lucky to get close enough to get a  good photo because they don't hang around for long when there are people nearby. 
Now... back to painting whatever I feel like and exploring different techniques...the place where I love to be!!

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Morning Jog

6"x8" Oil on gessoboard

Spring is in the air...at least I think this gull thinks so, the way he was happily jogging along the beach! I have been painting a lot of birds  the last few months...this will be the last one for a while.  
It's good to get back to my small work after the last few months of larger ones! I also want to practice more landscapes and try and get outside to do studies...always more and more to learn!!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Last Lap

I am on the last lap of finishing my exhibition paintings. I have a kingfisher to do then that's it!! I must say it has been like running a marathon... the reason being, I had two wipe offs and two binned grrrr!! These  photos are a bit fuzzy because the canvas is medium not smooth.  I prefer board anyday!
Our joint exhibition at Quay Gallery Napier is called "Coastal Impressions" so my pieces feature Estuary landscapes and birds that live there. I love the area...I see this landscape and the birds nearly every day when I walk my dog.