The Storm Will Pass

The Storm Will Pass
The Storm Will Pass

Friday, 27 June 2014

Summer Rain

Isn't rain beautiful!! Especially summer rain where everything cools down and washed clean.
I've not had time to paint, but I did take a few photos of puddles.  :  )  I think I must have been a tree in a past life. Lol
Photo of a puddle.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Sunny June With a Cream Background

Thank you so much for all your comments, I love receiving them and I appreciate the time you all take to send me your encouragement.

The very nice buyer has asked me to change the background to a cream colour to tie in with her décor. Other than that she loves the roses as they are. In fact I think it looks better than before, what do you think?
Sunny June
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Sunny June

Its a beautiful day, quite cool with plenty of sunshine. I've just finished this painting, which is a commission, I haven't shown the buyer yet but I'm hoping she likes it. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed painting it, the colours are just so cheerful and uplifting.
Sunny June
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Strength

This Japanese proverb sums up how I feel about my work. There are times when I think I am doing ok, I'm standing up, but  many times I feel that I fall short of the picture I have in my head and what I have achieved on canvas. However I do think that I have come a long way and slowly, bit by bit I am nearer to my goal of becoming a professional artist.

 Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
Strength
Oil on canvas board 10"x8"

Friday, 20 June 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Flowers and Fruit

Thank you so much ladies for all your comments, especially since all I seem to paint lately is roses. :  )

Flowers and Fruit
Oil on canvas board
8"x8"
SOLD

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Bliss

Its a beautiful sunny day, I had some time to paint.
Bliss
oil on canvas board 8"x8"

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Starting Anew

All the fun and hard work, where the weddings are concerned is over. My best friend treated me to a day out in London, we went to see the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, I enjoyed the whole experience, the company, the paintings and just being in London lifts my spirits.

I feel as if I am starting from the beginning, I bought  some new brushes, my old ones have definitely seen better days. The difference is shocking really, the brushes glided over the canvas and the painting almost painted itself.
 Thank God for good friends.
Starting Anew
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
 

I have plenty of flowers left over from the flower arranging and the break has left me with a hunger to paint more than ever.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Wedding

My niece was married yesterday and I have been super busy making bouquets, centrepieces, and cakes. With all of this going on we have been carrying on with our work as well so you can imagine how tired I am at the moment. It has been a happy family occasion and emotional to see my wonderful niece happily married.

 I am hoping now to get back to my normal routine of painting everyday, and also catching up on what everyone else has been doing on their blogs.

I have been taking plenty of photos, here are a few.
The party the night before, kind of like a hen party.

The bride and groom.