Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sunlight on Water

10x12" oil on canvas board. $75 Available here
(There's an extra picture of the painting on location at the link!)

Another recent plein air! This was painted in a slightly new spot for me, looking at the river from a new angle. I really enjoyed it, very peaceful- though as I worked, the sun started to move right into my eyeline which was a bit inconvenient- so I'll have to pick a different time of day in future! The strong light really made the river shine, though, and I had great fun trying to capture the reflections.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Ducks on the River

10x12" oil on canvas board. $75. Available here
(There's an extra image at that link too, of the painting on location!)

We've been having some lovely sunny weather recently and I've been rushing out to paint a lot. As I was sitting down to capture this view of the river, a couple of ducks swam into sight. They kept disappearing from view, and then returning just when I thought they'd moved on for good- but in the end I managed to work them into the painting. An experience that makes me feel spring has finally arrived!

Submitted to the Daily Paintworks "Spring" challenge.

Sunday, 26 March 2017


5x7" oil on canvas board. $40. Available here

Almost all the buildings in our town are quite interesting architecturally. This is our local supermarket. It was a real challenge trying to get the perspective right here!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sunlit Alley

5x7" oil on canvas board. $40. Available here

I've been doing a few little architectural paintings lately! I was considering painting a building, but then spotted this little alley next to it, and liked the way the sunlight was hitting it, so I focused on that instead.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

After Strong Winds

6x8" oil on canvas board. $45. Available here

A small plein air painting from a few days ago- I came across a tree which had blown down and was blocking the path. The one next to it had several broken branches. I'm guessing it happened fairly recently as the only people who really walk through this little area of woodland are locals, and quite a few of them seemed surprised to see it.

The Dimple Glass

6x8" oil on canvas board. $45. Available here

One last entry for the Thru Glass challenge- though I'll probably paint more glass still life compositions in the near future because I'm having so much fun with them... This glass really challenged me- fractured bits of colour everywhere! And on top of that, I had the window open and the whole scene was bathed in flickering sunlight, which threw me a bit as the spots of light kept changing places. But I'm really pleased with the result!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


7x5" oil on canvas board. $40  Available here

Another entry for the Thru Glass challenge, something a little more complex this time. I wonder what the lemon did to deserve its imprisonment?