Wednesday, 27 October 2010


I have agreed to provide the hospital with three more paintings for permanent display, to hang along the main corridor, round the corner from 'Balloons'. My idea is to do a sequence of three or four paintings of a child at play, jumping off a swing, cartwheeling, gymnastics...or something. So today, at the WA, I doodled. My eye is drawn to the middle sequence......what about yours?

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Stir 10" x 12" Oil

In such a rush to post before Roy gets home, I only now see that I didn't finish the handle! More to do on the hand too, but I like this!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

First Marks

I spent most of the afternoon tiddling up 'Penny', amidst many suggestions and good feedback from the girls and boy, and Penny was delighted with the finished painting. I love a happy client, thanks Penny.
Which meant that I only had time to sketch in my next painting. This image intrigued me because of the incongruity of the masculine, hairy hand and the delicate china teacup. Stay'll see.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Penny 16" x 20" Oil In Progress

I have been working on this portrait of Penny and there is a long way to go yet, but I am enjoying the sparkly bits....not something I would normally bother with.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


WA day today, the brief was spoon in a glass. As you may be able to tell, I spent most of the afternoon chatting, and was not concentrating on what I was doing. Its wonkiness has a certain charm, though, don't you think?

Friday, 8 October 2010


So all the elements are in place , all I have to do now is go back in and refine it .... mainly all the hands, I think. Or, I could put in more balloons over the hands......
 I couldn't get far enough away from it to take a decent photo, and to crop it would lose half the image, but I thought it good to leave in the door so you can appreciate how big it is!
All suggestions and comments gratefully received, thank you.
Happy painting! and have a great weekend.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


The brief at the WA was to paint a clock, paying particular attention to depicting the space between glass and dial. Good subject for watercolour and ink, which is what I took. Penny, however, asked me to take on another commission and presented me with a photo of her glamorous self. Brilliant....I get out of the clock thing by doing a preliminary sketch of Penny. All well and good.....but....watercolour! Bear in mind I have not touched watercolours for YEARS! But I had a go, actually inspired by Sadami, who is the reason I had dug them out of a box in the shed. Check her out, she is cool.