Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Great end to this Year

I received some amazing news a few days ago. These twelve paintings sold to one buyer and he bought the board I had them displayed on as well!! I very much appreciate all the people that have bought my work and the lovely space at  Creative Arts Napier where I show my work!! It is a wonderful end to this year and  times like this really help me to stay inspired and keep
I think I could still have one last painting before the end of the year!!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Flower

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard

The Daily Paintworks challenge this week is called Quick Christmas challenge. I haven't entered a painting for a long time and wanted to use a palette knife and have a bit of here is mine! It is the flower from the New Zealand native coastal Pohutukawa flowers from November until January and is known as our Christmas Tree.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Winter Rose

6"x8" oil on gessoboard
Time for a change!!  I have two winter roses growing in my garden, they are so is pink but my favorite is this green one.  I like being able to  pick a flower whenever I pass by  to stick in a jar or bottle and place in my studio.... often this leads to a painting like this one did. Keeping things simple...just the way I like it!!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Hello World

8"x6" Oil on gessoboard

This is friends granddaughter.  I love the happiness of this shot, she is such a sweet little girl! I was out of my comfort zone with this one but still enjoyed painting it and it was good to loosen up a little!
Just a thought!!!
Often people think being an artist is just is and it isn't, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Green Tea Lamington

6"x6" oil
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I couldn't resist this green tea lamington cake covered in soon as I saw it in the shop, I bought it, painted it...then ate it!! It was so delicious with a cream filling! This is the last food painting for now, I have flowers on my mind and one or two other things!