Saturday Night Sketch

Saturday Night Sketch
Saturday Night Sketch

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Cake Mode

A few very sweet friends have been asking me why I hav'nt been posting in the last week.I've been in "cake mode" as Karen Boe phrased it.  : ) 
It was only a two tier cake and I used fresh flowers for decoration,I made this for our neighbours and we were also invited to the wedding so that kept me busy for a few days.Our daughter is involved with a charity called Community Needs and I was also helping out.I donated a few of my paintings ,so I was busy getting them framed and ready.I  donated the hire of my vases and silk flowers for their charity event on Sunday. I think they raised about £1200 for Africa.Alot of the work was carried out by local kids of all backgrounds,its given them skills and a huge boost to their confidence.Not to mention keeping them out of trouble.
 So I've had quite alot going on this past week,its all been good ,but I've also been doing some soul searching about which direction my art is going in.I think I'm on the right track ,but I also want to explore different mediums from next year and possibly  enrol for some short courses running in and around London.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great time over the holidays and health and happiness for the New Year.Cheers and thankyou for all your kindness,support and wonderful comments over the past year.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Love is....

I bought this little ceramic elf  a few weeks ago to paint and what better time than now.Remember the comic strip ??  This just reminded me of that.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Backgarden Sunset IV

I took a photo of this sunset back in spring and its been on my to do list.I must admit it was harder than the previous sunsets because of  those rays coming through,but I think the challenge was well worth it.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Poinsettia III

My poinsettia is shedding leaves at an alarming rate,so I'm trying to paint a few more before it disappears!

"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament"

Oscar Wilde  quote.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


When flowers open  into this world they  have no idea for how long they will bloom,will the sunshine,will they be admired for their beauty or ignored,cherished or not.Yet they bravely bloom for all they are worth........

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Hearts and Flowers

This is something I painted over a year ago,my style has changed a bit since then,learnt a few lessons along the way.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Blushing Apple

You know how it're in the kitchen cooking and something catches your eye.....
These apples are called Egremont Russet and they are heritage apples.I absolutely love the taste,very sweet with a hint of pear flavour.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Nevertheless IV

The lillies I bought  eleven days ago are now past their best but still beautiful.
I find with  flowers if you cut the stem really short it makes them last at least four days longer.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Self in the style of Matisse

This weeks DailyPaintworks challenge is to paint in the style of an artist we admire,and it was hosted by Gloria Zucaro.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting this because it was fun and has helped me to see things differently.