Thursday, 29 August 2013

Nude Too 12" x 14" Oil

I retrieved another life study from the rejects pile and played. I'm still on the limited palette, which is favourite, but I did cheat a bit and use two reds, transparent oxide and cadmium.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Nude 12" x 14" Oil WIP

Inspired by Terry Miura on his blog Studio Notes, I continued a life study I started in Hertford. Still too tight, and did she really have such a big head?! Or maybe her neck is way too thick?  I think I may be getting the hang of this!
For comparison!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Pam 16" x 20" Oil Salvage

En route to the scrap heap, I had a change of heart. I think this may turn out alright. Have to ditch the chalky white, though!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Heading for the finishing line........

Boatbird   20" x 16"  Oil
aka Annie 
Put Your Hat On   24" x 18"  Charcoal
Probably still not there with either of these.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Annie 20" x 16" Oil

I am so excited....I found a page on Facebook for my old school, Wellingborough High School For Girls, and there was a photograph of people I knew! This is Ann Carey, nee Hardwick, who was my best playmate at infant/junior school! To know how exciting this is, I shall tell you that when I first got a computer, 20+ years ago, the first thing I did was sign up to Friends Reunited and look for Ann, together with two other girls I was especially close to. To find her now is magic, we had a good chinwag, next thing up! Can't wait.
I have also friended (is that a word) other folk from my class back then and it is so fascinating to find out about their lives. Ann, it would seem, has been following me around the country, so not only shall we have schooldays to chat about, but also various locations that we both know! 40 years to catch up with!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Pam 16" x 20" Oil the start

I did get back to the SP today and, with no clear idea of my intentions, ended up with mud, so very conveniently I 'forgot' to photograph it.
With paint already on my palette, which explains the weird colour, I began the next one, which will be my dear sister-in-law, Pam. I should really be preparing for an exhibition in a local shop at the end of the month, for which I have promised three paintings!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


 I vowed that this blog would show my work, warts and all! I got in a mess with this I wanted to paint with thick juicy paint and not my usual, barely there, miserly scrapings. Well, I made mud! So I scraped it all off. But, wait, not such a disaster after all, we have a good base here.
So I got my fingers onto it and pushed the paint around, ready for another go tomorrow. ( wish I hadn't done that, actually.)

Monday, 5 August 2013