Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The latest in my series of brightly coloured flower paintings, this one is called 'Pink Flowers in Parrot Jug'. The parrot of the title is the handle of the Jug, which unfortunately can't be seen in the painting!

Saturday, 19 October 2019

I was thinking about the film 'Bonnie and Clyde' with Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty while I was painting this. The line from the film that always stands out for me is when she says to him 'Baby I got the blues so bad...' It has the feeling of somebody at rock bottom and in total despair. I thought I'd name this painting after that line so it's called 'The Blues'. Painting all day on my own can result in some strange trains of thought at times! This painting is in oil on board and it's 8 x 8 inches.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Asters in 1930s Jug

I've been doing lots of dog portraits lately and for a while didn't seem to have much time to paint the floral still lives that I enjoy doing so much. However, I've decided I've got to MAKE time so started getting up earlier to work on a small painting for a couple of hours a day. This is one that I thought turned out well - the colours and the jug give it a vintage feel I think.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

White Freesias

I wanted to keep this one simple and neutral. It was a tricky painting to do though, as for some reason the flowers started to wilt on the second day! Painting flowers never seems to get any easier!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Gerberas and Sweet Williams

There's an artist from the Netherlands called Andrea Letterie and I absolutely love her work. It's all about flowers, colours, small animals and birds and it's so beautiful. I was channelling her when I did this recent painting...

Thursday, 24 November 2016

'Roses and Parrot Lilys on Windowsill' oil on board 10 x 8 inches. As I said before, I live on a narrowboat and unfortunately they don't have windowsills. I really love paintings of objects on windowsills and views through windows so I was missing very much having one to use in my paintings. So my lovely partner Dale made me one specially for my studio area. This is the first painting I've done featuring my new windowsill.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Sketching the Dog

I've been trying to get back to doing some sketching lately. This is an old one of Molly, my shih tzu. I rarely manage to complete a sketch of her as she moves around such a lot - I could swear she doesn't like me drawing her and moves on purpose, often deliberately hiding her face from me!