Monday, 29 September 2008

Thelma 10" x 10" Oil

The plan today, was to finish everything that needed finishing. Oh, right! All I did was this! This was the one I started on Saturday, and I couldn't bear to leave it the way it was. Check out Sharon Elaine to see what it looked like this morning.

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Sunday, 28 September 2008

Eloise 12" x 18" Oil

Meet Eloise, who is one of my nieces. I painted this last week from an old photograph. Circumstances have forced her parents to separate, so she is in my thoughts a lot just now.

Yesterday I went to Hertford Art Society Life Drawing day, the results of which can be found on my other blog, which I have just started, reserved exclusively for the life drawing. Posting on this blog will be monthly.

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OK, I am done sulking! I can't be feeling sorry for myself for long. Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement, it means a lot to me. And your words are so true, I could no more stop painting than I could stop breathing!
Anyway, I have been painting, and I went to HAS Life Drawing yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I shall post later, so stay tuned.
My apologies to you all, I'm not given to drama queen tendancies usually, and shall endeavor to never do so again.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Sale Ended

The sale on my website has now ended. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to take a look. I am sorry to report that not a single painting is worth 50 quid, nor even worth a comment. I am not sure what I was expecting but I feel stupid and humiliated. I can't do this anymore.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Wheelie! 10" x 12" Pastel

I dug my pastels out today and did this sketch. Boy oh boy, am I out of practice with these! Not a bad start, though, I've done worse.

Don't forget to check out my website to pick up a bargain in the sale!
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Sunday, 21 September 2008

Jonathan 16" x 20" Oil

Well! So much for intentions! I couldn't stay away from this. I'm happier with what I have done today, probably because I saw a couple of things that were way off. Can't wait til tomorrow now!
If you would like to purchase this painting for 400 GBP, please email me.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Jonathan 16" x 20" Oil WIP

I worked some more on this portrait yesterday, and got very cross because it seemed that every brushstroke went wrong! I have somehow made him look about ten years older! I will put him away for a couple of days and come back to him with fresh eyes.
Thanks for visiting.

Friday, 19 September 2008


I need to clear space in my studio and raise funds for materials, so for one week only, all available artwork on my website is priced at 50 GBP + P+P, regardless of size or medium.
Take a look on and if anything catches your eye please email me at
Thanks for visiting and for your support and thanks in advance for the millions I raised!

Pennies, obviously!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Jonathan 16" x 20" Oil WIP

I've only had about an hour painting today, another job interview this afternoon! Have made a start on the sweatshirt and fiddled with the hair, which I wished I hadn't as it looked better before! Still a long way to go.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Stella 9" x 11" Coloured Pencil + Ink

We have been busy entertaining Gary, our visitor from the USA, this week, but I managed to produce this drawing. My very good friend, Stella, is celebrating a very special birthday tomorrow, so this is for her.

If you are looking for a special, very personalised gift for someone, give this a thought. It is my version of the caricature and a bit of fun! More examples of these can be found on my website.
Please email me for details and prices, etc. if you are interested.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Good Morning! 10" x 10" Oil

Did this with my fingers, with a load of green paint left on my palette and yellow ochre straight from the tube. I did cheat and define the features with a brush. What fun!

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Thursday, 4 September 2008

5th Nov 12" x 9 1/2" Oil

This is my Mother and my two children, from a photo taken too many years ago to count.
It is really weird how you don't see what is wrong until you get it on the computer screen!
I can see that the bigger boy is far too big and he's not actually sitting on the wall! I probably won't post this again, but I will make the adjustments, because they will drive me nuts.

P.S. My buyer for the house has changed her mind! In the grand scheme of things, it matters not a jot, but initially, I'm not good with disappointment. But that was

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