Daisies and Ladybird

Daisies and Ladybird
Daisies and Ladybird

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Get With The Beet

I tell myself to keep trying ,keep painting and looking for challenges............to get with the beet. :  )
Get With The Beet
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Long Hot Summer

The first lot of roses this year have been munched up by greenfly, the second time around this is the first bud that has survived..... until I picked it.  :  )


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XRskJbM9uw
I hope you enjoy this song by The Style Council.
Long Hot Summer
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Keeping Cool

With the heatwave at the moment these geese had the right idea.
Keeping Cool
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge No. 12 Its a Wrap

Farm Fresh
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
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Our local farm is a short drive away and the produce is so tasty, so different from shop bought. These onions are so sweet and delicious in salads.


I took a photo of this bunch of roses while still in the plastic wrapper. Trying to get the texture of plastic was certainly a challenge and I enjoyed it very much.
Its a Wrap
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
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Saturday, 20 July 2013

A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge No. 11

I am determined to get as far as I can with the roses challenge so here is a charcoal, marker, and coloured pencil drawing of a pink rose in a vase.
It helped to take a break and although I felt a little lost with charcoal it was fun to try. The last time I used charcoal was when I was at school. Back then I never went anywhere without my sketchbook, b pencils and charcoal, I so wish I had kept up the habit.
Making a Mark
Charcoal, marker and pencil on watercolour paper
10"x8"

Friday, 19 July 2013

Heatwave

Heatwave
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
SOLD
We are in the middle of a heatwave and these gerbera daisies are the perfect colour to represent how I'm feeling at the moment!! I might have to get up and do a rain dance. Lol


Monday, 15 July 2013

A Pair of Pears

My husband bought this pair especially for me to paint..
A Pair of Pears
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
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...ahhhh

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Together

I bought this glass dish from a charity shop a while back and when I arranged the aubergines and sprouting onion it looked good enough to paint. The dish is bluey purple and the glass has a wavy pattern which makes it even more difficult to paint, and there was my challenge.
Together
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
Available on DPW auction
 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

A Little Grape Painting

Still off roses....ha...ha....

Its the season of salads and fresh fruit and these grapes provided the perfect little subject.
A Little Grape Painting
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD

Friday, 12 July 2013

June Sunset on Leagrave Road

I'm taking a break from my challenge for a day or so just to refresh my mind from all those pink roses!! Maybe you can have too much of a good thing.
I captured this fleeting sunset with my trusty little camera and was itching to paint it. The buildings on the left hand side are very busy car repair workshops and houses on the opposite side.
June Sunset on Leagrave Road
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
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Sunday, 7 July 2013

A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge No.8, 9, 10

Ten paintings of pink roses later and I'm wondering if  I've bitten off more than I can chew!!
I shall keep going though and maybe this is what I need to  push myself that little bit further.
The condition of my roses is not so good after a week of hot weather, I've taken plenty of photos though.
Free Spirit III
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
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Pink Rose in Blue Pitcher
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
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Roses in Bluebird Dish
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
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Friday, 5 July 2013

Free Spirit II & Sweetness ( A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge No. 6 &7 of 30 )



 
Sweetness
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
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All the colours I love , all the elements of a rose....petals, leaves, stems but melted altogether, with a touch of sky.
Free Spirit II
Oil on canvas board 12"x10"
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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Free Spirit ( A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge No. 5 of 30)

This was a fun little painting. Only 25 to go !
Free Spirit
Watercolours and  marker on heavy watercolour paper
4"x6"
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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Pink Roses and Limes ( A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge No. 4 of 30)

I loved painting this one!!
 I just looked at the pink roses and the limes and they went so well together.
Pink Roses and Limes
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Pink Parade (A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge No. 3 of 30..... hopefully)

This is my third painting of my beautiful bunch of roses. I hope to try different mediums and styles along the way .
Pink Parade
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Monday, 1 July 2013

A Dozen Pink Roses Challenge

I bought a bunch of pink roses on Saturday morning, they are gorgeous big headed, large petals in the most delightful pink shades.  Every time I buy a bunch of flowers I feel guilty that this is an indulgence and I have to justify my purchase, so I have decided that from this bunch I am going to make thirty paintings. I'm going to have fun with whatever medium is available and any style from realism to abstract. I might end up frying my brains but I think I will enjoy this challenge.

If anyone wants to join me by buying some flowers and really taking your imagination to the next level please do have a go and tell me about it as well.

I've already made a start with two paintings in my usual style.

Pink Rose in Creamer
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
 
Pink and Purple
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
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