Sunday, 28 May 2017

Daisies and Buttercups

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

The taller daisies that I collected were the perfect height to sit in my favourite little tapered glass. I'd also found some little buttercups, which were too short to sit in any vase I could find. Instead I laid them in a saucer with some water. I'd like to collect a few more for painting- a trip to the meadow down the road may be in order... Their rich yellow colour is fantastic to mix.

Saturday, 27 May 2017


4x4" acrylic on canvas board. $25. Available here

Another for the DPW Weekly Challenge. Hundreds of these little daisies grow on the verges all the way up our street, and I've always thought they were pretty. Today on the way home from the shops I picked a handful to paint. I arranged the shoter ones in this little dark green glass that I picked up in a charity shop last year- finally, a chance to use it again! My favourite part is the soft blue-purple of the shadows under my slightly yellow lighting.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cherries and Glass Jar

12x15cm (A5) Acrylic on Watercolour Paper. $45. Available here

I finally remembered to paint the cherries that have been in the fridge for a couple of days- they're great fun to work with, so dark and glossy, with a really rich red-purple colour. I'm really enjoying trying to capture it.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

In Bloom

21x15cm (A5) Acrylic on Watercolour Paper. $45. Available here

In response to this week's Daily Paintworks challenge, I took a look around my garden and found this little flower- some type of rose? At the time it was the only one that was open. I didn't want to pick it, so I just took some photos (it was too hot to be sitting outside, by my standards at least!) I checked again today and there are a whole bunch more in bloom now. It feels like it's been a while since I did a floral painting, and this was a really nice change of pace from some other projects I've been working on!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Storm Over Stonehenge

8x10" acrylic on canvas board, $65. Available here 

Yet another painting inspired by the cloud challenge! I dug out a super-old photograph of Stonehenge, taken as we drove past it on the motorway, as my reference. I can never decide whether I prefer painting peaceful or stormy skies, they're both great challenges in different ways. In this case, it's getting all the subtle variations of grey right.

Rain In The Distance

Whoops I forgot to post this one yesterday!

8x10" oil on canvas board. $65. Available here

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

On The Way Home

8x10" oil on canvas board. $65. Available here

When I saw the weekly challenge theme on Daily Paintworks was "Clouds" I couldn't wait to get painting! Anyone who's followed my work for a while knows I adore painting skies. Unfortunately it's a flat white today, so I broke out some ref photos- this one was taken on the way home from an exhibition.