Saturday Night Sketch

Saturday Night Sketch
Saturday Night Sketch

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Let me lead you to the dance floor

It looks like the apple is very proud to have the flower as its partner.I am so happy to be painting and getting some very positive feedback.The Wardown Art Exhibition is running from 11 December  until 27 February 2011.I hav'nt taken a photo of my entry which is called "storm in a teacup" but if you do live in the area do pop in and have a look.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Blue vase 2

I bought a set of three little vases from a charity shop,this is the second one I've painted.I would say the simplest shapes are the hardest to paint.Capturing the roundness of a vase or teacup for me is a struggle at the moment and yet its what I want to paint the most.I finally got a call from the museum,one out of the two paintings I submitted for the competition has been shortlisted,and it will be part of the exhibition until February.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Clem in Love

This is one I painted last week,todays is proving to be a real struggle.I certainly like to challenge myself but I think its been worth it.I will post it tomorrow.There has'nt been any news from the museum,hopefully they will put me out of my misery tomorrow!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Lunch at the park

I love feeding the birds in the park,especially in winter.Only this time I took my camera with me.I would dearly love to adopt a more loose style of painting,I think this time I have achieved it.Mostly though I'll paint something and then can't resist neatening up the edges.Hopefully the more I paint the more relaxed I will become in my style.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Orchid Tea

I have been biting my nails all day, because I entered myself in our local art competition and should have heard something today!This competition is open to artists in the Herts,Beds and Bucks area so its fairly big and has been running for about seventy years if I'm not mistaken.In fact judging was on Monday so its really quite a long time to wait.Anyway  here is my painting for today,my friends brother very kindly picked this orchid from his greenhouse.Thanks for that.I can't pretend that if I don't get in I won't be disappointed but I will take it on the chin,and keep trying.Painting for the shear pleasure of painting is fabulous anything else is a bonus.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Red Apple on Green

I sat this beautiful red apple on a big cushion I have at home and it just looked so good that I had to paint this composition.So we've seen the first snow this winter.It looks so lovely,but and there is always a but,its horrible when it drags on for days.Everything seems to come to a standstill,even the kids don't bother having snowball fights once the novelty has worn off.I am getting into the swing of painting one a day,with anything you love doing it feels more like play than work.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Clem on bowl 6x6 Acrylic on watercolour paper

This blogging business is'nt as easy as I thought it would be!I managed to let two days slip by without a post.Resolving to paint one a day is indeed quite a commitment.I think I'm back on track now,I finished this last night but it was too late photograph.Actually it feels like I'm talking to myself because as yet the word has to be spread.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Blue Vase 6x6 Acrylic on watercolour paper

This is my second painting on my journey as a daily painter.Giving an image shape and form is not easy.I think painting on a daily basis should certainly help things flow better.

Salt and pepper 6x6 Acrylic on watercolour paper

Hi,this is my painting for today.I am trying to loosen up my style and put a bit of my own creativity into it.This is so exciting,creating a painting a day.I do believe we are put on this earth to learn and this is a life long process.If I can learn on a daily basis to fly through my paintings I will have fulfilled one of my ambitions.