Saturday, 28 July 2012

Pink Roses in Glass Jar

I can't see beyond roses at the moment,at least until this bunch fade anyway.

I hope you all have a great weekend and find joy in life and painting.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Rose in a Glass Jar

It does'nt matter how many times I paint roses I don't get tired or bored.However they don't come easy and each time it feels like I could do better.So ,I keep trying.....

Monday, 23 July 2012

Wild Ones III

Wild Ones III
7"x5" Oil on stretched canvas,no need to frame
Snapdragons,dandelions,clover and a few I don't know the names for are all happily growing wild in my garden,without any help from me.Its just as well ,I am a hopeless gardener anyway!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Wild Ones II

Its taking me a bit of time to get used to posting everyday again.One thing I have noticed is I want to take more time over each painting than before.Not necessarily more brushstrokes but thinking about each mark I make and trying to make them count.

I found  these flowers growing wild in between the paving and I felt I wanted to give them as much importance as any cultivated flower.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


5"x7" Acrylic on stretched canvas.
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping.
With this little painting I tried my best to loosen up and leave the rough edges.There is definitely freedom in doing that.What I've decided to do is paint in oils if I have time during the day(so I can take a good photo in daylight),if I don't get time until the evening then I will paint in acrylics so I can scan the painting.Also keeping both mediums going I think will keep me on my toes .

Monday, 16 July 2012

Pom and Plum

Hi everyone!!  I can't believe so much time has gone by without posting and in fact no small paintings at all in that time.As soon as I decided to take time off  I was pulled in so many directions my head has'nt stopped spinning.I had one large commission ,a 30"x40" canvas of a basket of fruit,and a smaller single rose painting.I completed those two weeks ago,the family absolutely love them, and in between our usual work I had cakes and centrepieces for weddings as well.
I missed blogging,but I believe everything happens for a reason and the time has been well spent.I feel refreshed and ready to carry on with my small paintings and I am so looking forward to catching up with what everyone has been doing.
I know our American friends have been suffering with heatwaves recently,I hope its cooler now.

I planned to try out new techniques but I did'nt get any time at all,now I hope I will make time for some exploration.
Todays small painting has been a joy to paint,its like coming home.
Pom and Plum
5"x7" Oil on stretched canvas.
I wish you all well and joy in your lives and your work,in fact everything I would wish for