Mr T

Mr T

Mr T curled up and asleep in his favourite spot – oil on canvas

I thought it might be a good idea to introduce you to one of my cats this week.  Mr T is a big part of this family and hasn’t really been himself.  He went to get some teeth out not long after a nasty cut down his tongue.  Life feels good and normal when he is sitting on the sofa in his place, biting my bottom to wake me up in the morning, but this week he hasn’t been there which was worrying. After an operation earlier this week he has been very wobbly and has been hallucinating.  Goodness knows what he has been seeing but there have definitely been times when I thought he was laughing his head off!

I’m pleased to say though that things are now back to normal and he is now back again sitting in his favourite spot and he bit my bottom to get me up this morning. Phew!

Parks and Summer Fun

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The twins playing in the park – oil on canvas.

It has warmed up here and it feels like the summer has truly arrived.  We have been spending huge amounts of time outside after school.  The parks near where I live are large open spaces with a few trees. We have been playing amongst these trees which reminded me of this portrait I did earlier this year.  These girls are great and I love the gappy teeth look 😉

This picture is not for sale as it was a commission.  If you are interested in a commission please do get in touch.  Thanks.

A Little Encouragement

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Bottle and tomatoes 12′ x 10′ – CLICK HERE TO BUY

A really kind lady came to stay with me recently.  She was the one who encouraged me to start this blog.  She was so positive about my work and taught me that there were many artists out there doing something similar.  She introduced me to Carol Marine’s book ‘Daily Painting’ which is incredibly inspiring.  Carol’s fresh use of colour and her broad brushstrokes are great. Her paintings are so very vibrant but simple.  Now that the summer is here (vaguely) I felt like doing something fresh too.  My son’s favourite natural sweets – cherry tomatoes. Let me know what you think.

Thank you very much Robyn for coming to stay in my house and helping me take the leap into this adventure.

Superstition

Its been half term this week so sadly I haven’t had a chance to do much artwork.  Instead we went exploring around the part of the UK I was brought up in.  Some of the houses around the area are very old.  They were beautiful and fascinating, but the superstitions they had while building them were very cruel. Strange.

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The picture below is not for the faint hearted……

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Poor cat.  It looks so scared.

Welcome

Hello and welcome.  I am going to try and add two different paintings or images a week.  My aim is to try and paint every day and show the progress of my work.  All the paintings on this blog are for sale.  Please click on the title or image below to get directed to my shop.

2 -Flowers with Jug webSpring Flowers in cream jug – oil on canvas board 11″x14″

The weather has changed recently and I’m feeling all summery and spring like.  The flowers caught my eye as they were very beautifully pale simple colours that were soft and elegantly placed in this rather lovely old kitsch cream jug. I loved the dramatic feel against this dark grey background.  It’s time to get flowers in the house!