Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Blue Tit II

As promised I've tried my loosening up exercise.

Blue Tit
5"x7" Oil on stretched canvas
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping
I would just like to take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate all your comments.Its what makes blogging such a brilliant experience. : )

Blue Tit

I've decided to do a little experiment.I'm posting this picture and then I'm going to paint on top of it in a much more impressionistic style which is what I admire most.My intention every time I start a painting is to loosen up but I guess old habits die hard.
Blue Tit
Also I'm adding a few pictures of a recent trip to London.I love what someone wrote on this notice board and the underground on a quiet day!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Pink Rose

Pink Rose
Oil on stretched canvas,5"x7".
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I've been preparing for a craft show which is running for four days next week.I have to show my paintings and also demonstrate , hopefully sell a few as well.I've managed to paint a small one this evening just to remind myself that its the process of painting that I love.If I could pay someone to market and sell  them it would be money well spent!!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Fruits and fabric

Fruits and Fabric
5"x7" Oil on stretched canvas,no need to frame
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping.
I don't think I've ever been so tired as I have today but as soon as I picked up a brush I felt better.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Dream House

This is my dream house, unless I win the lottery or a very rich collector goes mad for my work there is no chance at the moment of me affording this house.
It was a rainy day and I only managed to take a couple of photos from the car,but this gives you an idea of the wonderful design.I've just googled "art deco house on Old Bedford Rd ,Luton" and some brilliant pictures came up.
Oh well ,I can dream.........

Reds

Reds
12"x10" Oil on canvas panel,ready to frame.
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The reds in this composition called to me.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Spring On A Branch II

Spring On A Branch
5"x7" Oil on stretched canvas
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These beautiful little birds have a nest in the tree in front of our house.Last year about this time a nest was blown out of the tree and two chicks were hopping around our garden.We kept them in a box over night in case the cats got them.During the day I had to run out a few times to chase the magpies away,they are partial to these little birds.The parents kept them fed and by the end of the next  day they were ready to fly and left.
After the chicks had flown both parents sat on our fence and gave us a little song as if to say thankyou for looking after our babies!

Monday, 14 May 2012

In The Pink

In The Pink
Oil on stretched canvas,no need to frame
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There is no greater pleasure than to paint on a rainy afternoon.Reading a good book with the sound of rain outside come a close second.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Wild Ones

Wild Ones
7"x5" Oil on stretched canvas,no need to frame.
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I have a small patch in my garden that I have deliberately left to grow wild.There is mustard,dandelions,clover,bluebells and many other little flowers that are beautiful and surprisingly fragrant.This patch is a haven for bees and butterflies.I try to grow bee friendly plants as much as possible.In Luton and probably many other towns I have noticed that front gardens have been replaced by paving to make room for cars. It is still possible to keep pots of bee friendly plants like lavender,they do very well.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Art Deco Rose

My favourite era is art deco and if I had the money I would buy this beautiful house about ten minutes drive from us.Its on sale at the moment and it is a dream,the windows and exterior are all art deco.I think I will take a photo one of these days to show you.
Art Deco Rose
7"x5" Oil on stretched canvas,no need to frame
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I am still valiantly painting roses that I had left over from last week.I decided to try a slightly different style,I think Tamara De Lempicka might have approved of this one.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Fruity

Fruity
5"x7" Oil on stretched canvas, no need to frame
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A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

One green bottle

One Green Bottle
9"x8",Oil on canvas,ready to frame
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping
I find myself obsessed with trying different techniques for painting roses.This style is very close to how Carol Marine does it ,only she does it ten times better!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season
5"x7" Oil on stretched canvas
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping
The British strawberries are something else,they are sweet and just melt in your mouth.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Lily on Scarf

This is something i painted about six months before I started my blog which makes it about two years old.Looking back to how I tackled fabrics then and now I feel my style has changed quite a bit!!
12"x10" Acrylic on canvas,no need to frame.
Lily on Scarf
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Fruit 'n' Flowers

Fruit 'n' Flowers
8"x9" Oil on canvas ,ready to frame.
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping.
I've painted this piece of fabric a few times before in my compositions .For this composition I thought it has just the right colours to compliment the pears and grapes.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Chillin'

Chillin'
8"x9" Oil on canvas,ready to frame.
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When I saw these two chili peppers my eyes lit up.They curled together in the most relaxed way,there was only one name for them.