The Storm Will Pass

The Storm Will Pass
The Storm Will Pass

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Red Rose and Green Apple

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.” Vincent Van Gogh


Red Rose and Green Apple
Oil on canvas board 8"x8" 

Monday, 27 January 2014

Scent and Sensibility III

This is the third and last painting of my friends scent bottle, out of the three I've enjoyed the last two more because they are more loosely painted than the first.
In retrospect maybe I shouldn't have placed the jar in the centre but I think it works.

Scent and Sensibility
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"

Friday, 24 January 2014

Scent and Sensibility II

Scent and Sensibility
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
 
This scent bottle is still fascinating me, especially the stopper. I'm trying to cut down on the amount of colour, maybe a little goes a long way?? What do you think?

This classic by Creedence Clearwater Revival ...Suzy Q  has to be played very loud, I do get complaints from the family so I don't treat myself too often.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxaA-bJ35s

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Relaxation

Sometimes I just go with the flow.


Crawfish by Elvis Presley is what I was listening to while painting, its one of my favourites.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJxyb7khbjg



Relaxation
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
SOLD 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Scent and Sensiblity

This scent bottle is a present from a dear friend of mine, she even thought of the title. :  )
Scent and Sensibility
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"

 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Rhythm and Blues

I paint to music and  the rhythm is in my soul,
Rhythm and Blues
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
 
as is painting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1VsFjP0cTo 

I hope you enjoy this treat by Nelson Freitas

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Flowers and Fruit

This is painted from a photo I took last year, I just like the simplicity of the single rose, the snapdragon stem and plum. I'm still working on simplifying brushwork and keeping the colours fresh.
Flowers and Fruit
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
Available on DPW Auctions

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Inspiration

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
Jack London
Inspiration
oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Soul Food II

Same roses, a slightly different view.
Soul Food II
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Shelly Among the Roses ( Photos)

I've been reorganising my painting space as I don't yet have a studio. I did however take a little break to have a little fun with our six month old rescue kitten Shelly. We've had her for three months, when we found her it was touch and go but has more than doubled in weight and is a fluff ball of fun.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Pink Roses in Lily Vase

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes 
Pink Roses in Lily Vase
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"

 

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Soul Food

Painting roses  feeds my soul.
Soul Food
oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
 

Friday, 3 January 2014

Time to Think

Sometimes its good to just stand still and let the world move around you. Space to replenish your soul.
Time to Think
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
 

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Attention Seekers

Well, here we are in 2014!! The last couple of days have been very wet and windy. Much as I wanted to post a new painting the light was terrible. Anyway, today is absolutely gorgeous, the sun is out and everything is sparkling. I've been for my daily walk, which I started a week ago, I really need to get some fresh air, even if its for thirty minutes.
Blue Bird Vase and Tulips
oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Attention Seekers
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"