Autumn

Autumn
Autumn

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Pot Of Gold

I have no time or energy for painting today,but I could'nt resist posting this picture I took at about 5.45pm today.

I wish for all my blogging friends a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,may you all find abundance ,health and happiness.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Chicken Licken III

Serenity
Acrylic on watercolour paper
Available please contact me on
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I loved  reading all the replies to my question about favourite artists ! My question for today is tell me about your favourite painting that you have created.Provide a link if you can and I would love to know why its your favourite.My favourite is this swan painting,it makes me feel proud to have created it,the colours are in harmony and the light on the water.Most of the time I am very critical of my own work so it makes a refreshing change to be proud of a painting.

Chicken Licken III
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
Todays painting is another from a collection of chicken photos.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Onion Blues

Onion Blues
Oil on canvas board
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SOLD
I'm so enjoying these colourful onions and this one was a challenge but I think I got there in the end.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Figs

I would love  to know from my blogging friends who is their most favourite artist ,either present or past and why.
Figs
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
I began admiring Jack Vettriano and still do love his work,but my present favourite is Donna Walker.I always look out for her work on DPW,her simplified landscapes are almost abstract.Having a recognised style is something we all strive for and her work really stands out.At the craft show back in June I met an artist and he gave me a valuable piece of advice.He said that in order to succeed an artist has to stand out.I've realised that achieving that is not an overnight task,but a work in progress.I suppose the key is not to give up,keep trying and the best of all, enjoy every brushstroke

Friday, 21 September 2012

Fig

Fig
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
My aim since I started this blog has been to be more loose with my brushwork and to use more paint.Its been a slow process but a very enjoyable process with only myself doing the pushing.I do feel ,especially with the last few paintings that I am succeeding in my goal.Just moving paint around on the canvas and liking the results is total bliss.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Sprouting Onion

Sprouting Onion
Oil on canvas board,7"x5"
SOLD
Groceries everywhere are selling bowls of fruit and veg for a pound,some fresh some not so fresh.My first concern apart from dinner is what can I paint.I saw this bowl of onions and they had the most amazing colours,pinks,purples,yellow ochre...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Flowers in a Jar

Flowers in a Jar
Oil on canvas board,12"x10"
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I love the simplicity of glass jars and the light captured inside them.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Zen Apple

Zen Apple
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
Available,please contact me on
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Is there anything more peaceful than painting an apple,it makes me feel truly zen like. : )

Monday, 17 September 2012

Glad To Be Painting

Glad To Be Painting
Oil on canvas board,7"x5"
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I bought these gladioli and freesias at a reduced price and they are fading fast.Hopefully I will be able to paint a few more before they are done.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

African Violet

Thankyou so much guys for all your comments,I love recieving each and every one of them.
We as women are performing a juggling act with our lives,our  families ,trying to do our best for everyone and at the same time desperately trying to make time to feed our souls too.
I am not complaining,I love my life,God is good .I  have to work hard for a living but there are opportunities to make things better and the will to keep working at it is in my hands.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Red and Shiny

These are great apples to paint,they look so beautiful displayed at the front of the grocery shop.

Red and shiny
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
There is a definite freshness in the air,glorious Autumn is on its way.I always feel a sense of excitement,the colours are so inspirational.

Monday, 10 September 2012

White Nectarines

White Nectarines
Oil on canvas board
SOLD

These peaches are gorgeous,they have a heavenly aroma and the sweetest taste.Painting them was a joy,and I used more paint than I usually do.Its something I always set out to do but don't always succeed.It is all about practice,practice ,.....

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Late Summer

Late Summer
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
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Strawberries are always irresistable to paint ,if I buy a punnet of them and don't paint them I feel quite grouchy! Grapes are a different story,green are the hardest ,black are the best,they have lovely highlights.Am I boring anyone??

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Strawberry in Dish

Strawberry in Dish
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
It has been the most glorious late summers day.The sun has shone all day and I've managed to dry loads of washing and catch up on some painting too.This one was easier than I anticipated ,its those elipses that usually take so long to get right, but its definitely getting easier.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Wild Ones VI

Wild Ones VI
Oil on stretched canvas,no need to frame 12"x9"
SOLD
This, I think will be the last of the wild flower paintings for this year.These flowers have been a joy to paint ,the process has really opened my eyes to all the beauty that is normally taken for granted.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Perseverance

Perseverance
Oil on stretched canvas,9"x12"
SOLD
This composition became a stumbling block and it took a few days to get past it.I absolutely cannot abandon a painting so I end up struggling and wasting many days in the process.I am so glad to have finished this and I can move on.