Friday, 13 December 2019

Gooseberries and Glass

6"x6" oil on board

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There is a green theme going on in this painting..could be because it is one of my favorite colors!
I have been wanting to paint this vase since I bought it...perfect opportunity!

Thursday, 28 November 2019


6"x6" oil on board
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Another small one in between my ongoing series of Estuary paintings! l Love this time of the year when fresh fruit is in season.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Asian Eggplants

6"x6" oil on board

Not much painting done last week due to having my family here on holiday. I did manage to get this one finished just in the nick of time!!
I liked the different shapes of these eggplants from the Farmers market and love painting this color!

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Two"s Company

6"x6" oil on board

Trying to fit a couple of daily paintings in between other work so bought some chillies to get started!!

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Stormy Day

8"x6" oil on board

I am still busy with my Estuary series but like to take a break now and again! This beach is not far from where I live and provided some good crashing waves for photos to paint from!

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Morning Sunbathe

6"x8" oil on board

Found this little wild rabbit sunbathing during one of my morning walks around the estuary looking for areas to paint. I managed to sneak up and get a photo before he ran away!

Friday, 2 August 2019

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Estuary Series

Well it's been a while since I have posted here. I have been busy working on a series of the place I go on my morning walks ...these are some of the finished ones.  I have spent a lot of time following birds around taking photos and searching out areas to paint. I really like that part of the process because often what I have in mind to paint is not what ends up on the canvas! 

Sunday, 17 March 2019


10"x8" oil on gessoboard

It seems I had forgotten to post this one I did a few weeks ago. I have been so busy getting a new art studio built. I picked this hydrangea from my garden and went straight in and painted it! I love anything white to paint especially flowers and birds...finding all the colours is a treat! 
Now that I'm settled in my studio I feel the need to do some more study on colour and application of paint...I have become stuck!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Summer Fruits

6"x6" Oil on board

At last I have finished another painting! This is the first time I have seen a lemonade apple and it was not easy to paint!
Some days are harder than others to get going. I lack inspiration. I feel a failure for not painting.  I am bored with the subject, I can't be bothered, it seems too hard...the list goes on!! Well I have a found a couple of simple daily habits to train my brain to associate it with work mode. It is painting apron goes on first, then I turn on music or a podcast. That means 'work time'! So far it has been working very well, my brain is taking notice!

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Marsh on the Mud

6'x8" oil on board

Late afternoon sun always brings lovely light and color over the salt marsh... even the mud looks good with the spots of sunlight when the tide is out!! It is one of my favorite places.
It's been a few weeks since my last blogpost...the reason is my new art studio that my husband is building for me and I might add he is doing a fantastic job! I should be in and organised in a couple of weeks and no more disruption. I can't wait!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Beach Boys

6"x8" oil on board

Love watching seagulls on the beach, they are real characters...just like a couple of boys on the beach! I have a couple of slightly larger landscapes blocked in ready to go next...I need a change from my small paintings!

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Port and Partners

6"x6" Oil on board

This  Port pipe was gifted to me from my cousin when I left Australia. Port is a favorite drink of mine so paired with cheese and cherries it makes a great subject to paint! Not that easy and a bit time consuming but a good challenge!