Thursday, 13 April 2017


on Sanded Paper White
(47cm x 66cm)
This painting celebrates the beautiful fruit on offer as our Autumn weather takes hold.   The watercolour underpainting is quite visible adding texture and intrigue to the painting.  The bright colours of the fruit pop against the organic, muted nature of the background.  Pencil marks are visible through the watercolour adding to the fresh, light, restrained nature of this painting.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Nest Egg

'Nest Egg'
Time to free it up and have some fun!! Giving the birds nest a new life was the challenge, so I decided to be bold in my background and foreground.  What a great way to spend the afternoon.

Thursday, 26 January 2017


on Pastel Paper 36cm x 49cm

Recently in a local bric-a-brac store I found this little statue of a Chinese man. He stood tall in a brightly lit cabinet amongst many breakable treasures.  I tried to walk away from him (as he would extend my budget) but even after a day he was still on my mind, so I returned to the store and purchased him. I have not once regretted bringing him home.  Over time I am sure he will feature in many still life paintings.  How could I not he is so cute!  Those fat cheeks are too much to resist.  He is truely irresistible!

Monday, 2 January 2017

New Life

"New Life"
White Sanded Paper
Feeling very fortunate having this beautiful birds nest in my possession, I set out to paint it.  When thinking about what I hope to communicate in this painting, I felt the energy of the piece paramount.  I have used alcohol with pastel to stain the white paper, once dry I then began painting the nest.  I would like to do some more paintings of this and other birds nests.  The varied textures and organic shape of the nest are intriguing.  There is such contrast in the smooth eggs, light airy feathers and hard twigs that twist and turn.