Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Big Fat Tomato

Oil on wood 20x20cms Available on Etsy
This was a fun one to do....it just shows there is always some inspiration to be had in the fridge!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Venice in Winter

Oil on wood 20x20cms

Earlier this year we had a short break in the North of Italy. We were based in Verona but happily for me Venice was only an hour away by train.

The weather was sunny with blue skies but sooooo cold (compared to Sicily anyway!)
Visiting somewhere like Venice in winter is one way to avoid the crowds although it was still quite busy.

An easy way to see Venice without spending sackfuls of money is to take the vaporetto or water bus. If you make sure you get a seat at the front you get fantastic views. We took one all the way down the Grand Canal... freezing but beautiful!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Bags of Apples

Oil on wood 20x20cms Available from my Etsy shop

One of my favourite subjects..apples!  These were still in their bag from the market and the colours glowed against the white so I painted them just how they were.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Painting all year

Some of the paintings I've enjoyed painting this year, I hope you have enjoyed them too.
One of my aims was to paint more in 2016 and I think I managed to do that, although I'm sorry to all my friends and family who have had to put up with me shutting myself off and just doing what I love. Sometimes you just have to.
Happy 2017 to all blog friends, thank you for dropping in ....see you all next year!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

It may be cold outside....

Oil on wood panel 20x20cms

We're into winter now and it's getting a bit chilly,. So just to remind us of how warm it was in the summer here's a young boy sitting on a wall looking out over the sea.  I think he was actually looking for a fish to catch with his net and he reminded me of my own son when he was that age.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Quiet mooring

oil on wood panel, 20x20cms
Walking around a small local harbour here in Sicily there are moored alongside the sleek yachts, little wooden fishing boats. Just as interesting to look at but not quite as posh!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Cool Green

Oil on wood panel, 20x20cms

Cool light from my kitchen window falling onto some crunchy green apples.  They have been eaten and are no more...I always like it when my subjects taste nice!


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