Thursday, 26 November 2020



6"x8" oil
Still learning how to use a palette knife. This is the last in a small series of wildflowers. I plan to do some more later...for now I have more birds to paint!

Friday, 20 November 2020



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I love using the palette knife and will definitely use it more in my landscape work! The inspiration for these paintings comes from my morning walks... this is the second one of wildflowers. One more to come in this mini series!

Thursday, 12 November 2020


Another palette knife one, while paintings dry. Wildflowers along the edge of the estuary...enjoyed painting these!


Saturday, 7 November 2020

Still Morning

6"x6" oil on board-click to bid

Sometimes I like a change, so got out a palette knife to do this one. This is a familiar scene I see so often when I walk around this place. There are trees everywhere and l love the skies here. I used a brush to do the sky the rest is the knife. I enjoyed it but the brush wins for me!

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Morning Cloud

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Running short on time again but had to paint this view of my favorite place to walk in the mornings.
There are so many different views around this estuary!  

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Breaker Rocks Evening

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This was one evening after a storm in Newcastle Australia a few years ago. 

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Lime and Chilli Peppers


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My third and last mini still life for the time being. These are from my's great to have subject matter right outside my door! 

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Golden Tamarillos


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The second mini still life! Tamarillos are in season here, I loved painting these  and the best part is  being able to eat it afterwards. Lovely fruit!!

Friday, 2 October 2020


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 It's been a while since I have painted, life has been busy again!! I can always fit a mini one in and I haven't painted still life for quite a while so I was able to use a favorite turquoise bowl with lovely fresh lemons as my subject. This is for sale on DailyPaintworks and there will be another two coming up! The image is a bit darker than in life, I had trouble finding the right light to photograph it.







Friday, 14 August 2020

Fresh Snow

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Had my first trip to the snow this winter and I will be going back again! Very quiet and peaceful. I have only painted snow once and that was quite a while ago...I wish it wasn't so far to go!!

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Last Roses

12"x4" Oil on board

These were the last three roses I picked this month before the middle of winter. Unusual for any blooms at this time of year! I think they deserved to have a portrait painted!!

Monday, 20 July 2020

White Faced Heron

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Found this Heron wading in a rock pool on one of my early morning walks.  White birds are my very favorite to paint but I enjoyed painting this. They are a very dignified looking bird!

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Sunday, 23 February 2020


10"x8" oil on board

Still on the birds!  Magpies outside our caravan door waiting for food everyday when we were in Australia. Couldn't resist painting these two!

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Birds Fishing

6"x6" oil on board

I saw these seagulls fishing along the shoreline on one of my morning walks a while ago. The swoop and follow the fish along. I am often amazed at the sights I see when I take my time to really look at my surroundings.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Red Bell with Olives

6"x6" oil on board

Last still life for a while...changing to animals and landscapes! Learning is always continuing, I like to keep improving and changing subject matter seems to help me do that.