This painting took me several weeks to paint but it is finally finished. It is always a great feeling when a painting is completed, but not as great as the day when I was at "Lac d'Aiguebelette" with Marie-Therese. It was such a beautiful day and there she was....... what a glorious lady she was indeed!
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
There she is.....beautiful Ella. She is such a wonderful and loving cat. She has just turned 15 years old. What a sweetie! I am glad with this painting and it was a challenge. I think now, I will keep it like that with the grisaille and not worry about adding colours. Anyway, I am done and happy!
Sunday, 23 September 2012
I got back a few weeks ago from my holiday and am slowly getting back into painting. Having had such a long break from my studio, I feel like a total beginner. I should try to do something easy to ease myself into oil painting but instead am planning to do the portrait of my cat "Ella". I am working from a photograph and will be painting a grisaille first in order to work out the tonal values. This is going to be a great challenge and I will post the outcome in the next few weeks. Oh yeah, and this is going to be a rather large painting, 100X75cms. I will post as soon as the grisaille is done.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
I do find painting apples relaxing. This one is not a real apple but one of those fake ones that I have had for years in my studio. It was just sitting there, a little dusty and looking at me. So there you go, a deceptively fresh looking apple. I love the simplicity of this painting.
By the way, I am going to France on holiday next week for about a month so I will not be posting for several weeks. I hope to come back with renewed inspiration........
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
While painting this "billet doux", I thought of the people close to my heart. Ah!.....isn't love beautiful?
Monday, 9 April 2012
Simple idea, simple pleasure, simple joy and such happy feelings when I look at this painting. I could eat this apple!
Friday, 9 March 2012
It feels good to be back! Here is my painting of the week. Since I did not paint for the last 3 months, I certainly felt nervous about holding a brush again when I started painting "Reflected Love".
Painting always takes me on a journey.....this is such a wonderful process.
I must say, I am in love with the reflections of the rabbit and the heart. I wonder if this was their first meeting......were they nervous? exited? elated? .....Well, I know I felt all of that. But then again, this is always how I feel when I paint. What bliss!