Saturday, 11 March 2017

40 weeks and waiting

This is a painting I felt compelled to do.  It shows my daughter days/hours before she was due to give birth. We were all on tenterhooks, waiting for things to 'kick off' ....

Monday, 21 November 2016

Hellebores and Figs

I really enjoyed painting this little study, it has many of the elements I never tire of painting; glass with all the distortions and reflections, the never ending challenge of trying to portray the delicacy of flowers, and fruit with the colours and textures they offer.  I have added the initial ebauche used to establish the composition for those of you who like to see something of the process.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Blue pitcher with clementines

I found this enamel pitcher on Ebay ... a great find that I couldn't wait to paint.  It did not hang around long and sold straight off the easel.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Citrus with apples and Carafe

 This pastel has made it through the pre-selection for the Pastel Society. Only time will tell if it manages the final hurdle. Fingers crossed.  Some photos of my process can be seen below....

Friday, 18 November 2016


I called this painting 'Survivors' because these little beauties managed to push through and bloom on top of the rubbish heap in the front of our cottage during our two year re-build (after a fire). Isn't nature wonderful!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Old Dog

​I kept the title of this painting deliberately ambiguous.  Read into it what you may!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Crab and Lobster Stall

This small plein-air study was painted several months ago when the weather was somewhat warmer.
It depicts a crab and lobster stall at Wells next-to-sea, on the north Norfolk coast.  I am somewhat of a rookie with plein-air but this subject suited me because I enjoy painting figures. I am hoping to do a lot more of these studies, having organized my clothing and art materials to allow me to paint in all weathers, and locations.  It is going to be my new challenge for 2017.