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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Swing Jump 20" x 30" Oil WIP


I had hoped to finish this, silly me. That is a lot of canvas to cover! Lots to do yet.
I have been investigating possibilities for my three outstanding hospital pictures and came across this image and just had to paint it because it carries on with my theme of kids jumping.
Seasons greetings to you all, may you find all you wish for.


Monday, 20 December 2010

Half Empty + Still Life 3


HALF EMPTY  20" X 16"  OIL
This is finished..for now. I'm not altogether happy with the background but I have no idea how to improve it.


ROSE IN A GLASS 14" X 11" OIL
The third in the series, the rose and leaves painted with a palette knife, the glass with a brush, on a very scrappy piece of board!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Spot the Difference!


I couldn't resist carrying on with this, despite what I said yesterday. I think it is getting there.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Half Empty 20" x 16" Oil WIP


I've not abandoned my still life challenge, but I felt the need to paint this again. You may remember I did a sketch of the same image earlier in the year. Now, I need to have a break from this for a couple of days as I can't see for looking. I keep enlarging the hand but it STILL seems too small!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Cherries in Glass 7" x 9" Watercolour

Having complained about losing my mojo ( whatever that means!), brilliant artist and fellow blogger,  David  has set me a challenge to get me back on track, to paint 5 still lifes! Not only not my usual subject, but I decided, not my usual medium either. So here is no.1. I am so SCARED of watercolour, but I was so surprised to really enjoy this. Half of that of course is that I didn't care what sort of mess I made. My two attempts yesterday went promptly on the fire, which gives an idea what they were like. I probably won't stay with watercolour,  I don't have a suitable ground, and I have been itching for a while to get out the pastels.....do more drawing....ink and wash.....acrylics......charcoal.......flowers.....fruit......bottles...... See what you did, David, my mind is a-buzz! Thank you.