Autumn

Autumn
Autumn

Monday, 31 March 2014

The Sunflowers After George Braque

The Sunflowers After George Braque
Oil on paper made for oils
10"x8"
I painted this for  http://paintingfromthemasters.blogspot.co.uk/
This months challenge was my choice and very kindly posted by Karen d'Angeac Mihm.
I have left it a bit last minute but I can tell you I really enjoyed trying to copy this amazing, flamboyant masterpiece. I did rush some so its not accurate but maybe that's how he painted it, there is a wonderful looseness that I love and crave to be able to put in my work.



Sunday, 30 March 2014

Memories

“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”

Kahlil Gibran


I had some quiet time to myself and found myself with a lot of memories.....



Memories
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Be Happy


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.”
Audrey Hepburn
        


Be Happy
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Patience is a Virtue

Its been over a week since my last post, I've been so busy with work that painting had to take a back seat. patience is indeed a virtue since I struggled to get the work done, but still could not make time.
I picked up my brushes last night and it felt sooo good! :  )

I also repainted this one, I felt the background did not help to make the daffodils stand out.

Daffodils and Clementine
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
 


Patience is a Virtue
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
SOLD

Monday, 17 March 2014

Warmth

The background is like a warm blanket wrapped around on a cold winter afternoon.
Warmth
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunny Sunday

I was up early on this beautiful sunny Sunday to paint this.
Sunny Sunday
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Daffodils and Clementine

Daffodils and Clementine
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"

 The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” Lucian Freud

Friday, 14 March 2014

Pink on Blue

Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
Pink on Blue
oil on canvas board 6"x6"

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Opening Up a Little More

I actually painted this after the first daff painting but it needed some changes. I've been working on it today and I think its at a stage where I can call it finished.

An update on the John Singer Sergeant painting project started by Richard Robinson......the deadline was the end of last month, but I suppose if one painting is to be completed by eighty artists there are bound to be hitches, life can get in the way, with all the best of intentions. My piece is No.78, please check out the painting, I think all the pieces look amazing.


http://thecompleteartist.ning.com/page/group-painting







Opening Up A Little More
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Cheer Up

This composition kind of fell into place, mainly because the pear refused to stand!!
Cheer Up
Oil on canvas board 5"x7"
SOLD

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Opening Up

Over the last three years I have come to love the work of so many artists. At the moment I am fascinated by the work of George Braque who was a 20th Century French artist. He was known for cubism, modern art, fauvism and analytic cubism. I particularly like his limited colour palette, especially in his still life paintings. A note to Karen d' Angeac Mihm,  I would love to paint one of Braque's still life paintings for this or next  months challenge, no pressure of course. :  )
http://paintingfromthemasters.blogspot.co.uk/



Opening Up
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Fruit and Rose

The sun is shining, its about 18C and I've just finished this painting. Oh, and its a Sunday, what could be better!!
Fruit and Rose
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
 

Friday, 7 March 2014

Plum Trio

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius

This quote sums up how I feel at the moment....determined to keep going.


Plum Trio
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Roses Roses

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn

There have been so many days when there is no control, there is precious little spare time and if that is not made use of, then " the day runs you". So when I do paint it is a joy, a privilege, and I feel satisfied that I made use of the gift of time.

My obsession with roses is still in full force, I see a bunch of roses and I just want to take it home and lose myself in the colours and shapes.
Roses Roses
Oil on canvas board
8"x8"
SOLD