Sunday, 16 October 2016

Reflecting Red Fabric

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

Here's another study of that copper jug, playing with yet another patterned fabric!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Copper, Oranges and Leaves

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

I love this leaf-patterned fabric, it adds so much interest to the arrangement. This is the smaller of my two copper jugs, much shorter and slimmer. It sits nicely alongside the orange wedges.

If you look closely you'll notice I'd already started eating one of the slices. Sometimes temptation is too much when setting up a composition.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Piled High

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

A little baby painting today! I bought this little tapas dish in a homewares shop a couple days ago, I love the reddish-brown colour. It looks great when piled high with colourful fruit and veg- in this case, orange wedges, grapes and mange tout.

Thursday, 13 October 2016


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

I bought this little jug in a charity shop a while back. I love trying to capture all of the colours and lights reflected in the copper surface. It has a great silhouette as well! I'm surprised I haven't used it more often in paintings.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Green Jug

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

I bought this squat green jug ages ago in a charity shop but I don't think I've ever painted it! Well. Now I have. I used another of my Hobbycraft fabric squares in the background here- a cool-coloured floral one. I think the lighter blues and purples complement the greens and oranges quite nicely.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Purple Vase With Oranges

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

I've only painted this vase once before and I thought it was time to use it again. It's a very dark purple, and its glossy surface reflects everything around it wonderfully. I also used some nice patterned fabric in this one. My parents bought me some packs of Hobbycraft Fat Quarters for my birthday so I could use them for backdrops- I used to use wrapping paper, but it tears and wrinkles so easily. The fabric is much tougher, and I have so many patterns to play with now! I may end up doing another series similar to my Clementines one from last year...

Monday, 10 October 2016

Blue Jar With Oranges and Grapes

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

I cut the orange half from yesterday's painting into chunks and made this little composition centred around my little brown and blue jug. It feels good to be doing these little still life paintings again.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Orange on a Striped Napkin

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

It's been so long, but I think I'm starting to get back into traditional painting. Here's one I did today featuring an orange and some mange tout on a striped blue and white napkin. We're reaching still life season here in England, because it's getting cold and rainy. Though of course I'll still try to make it outside a few more times for plein air before the end of the year!