My Backyard

My backyard web

My Backyard – oil on canvas board – 10’x12′ – £80

This week I have mainly been at home as poor Kea has been ill with tonsillitis.  He has been feeling dreadful but is now on the mend.  This has meant that I haven’t been out of the house.

I love the view from the back of my house from up in the loft and so I decided to have a go at painting it.  Its the first time I’ve tried painting houses but I rather like the result.  Its a little naive but I think it has some charm.  I love the backs of the houses in London and all the different fun gardens you can look into. Luckily unlike most other houses in London my neighbours are quite far away.  I love the colour of the bricks and the way the houses are higgledy piggledy.  Its very easy to imagine Mary Poppins flying in for a cup of tea.

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.

cat skeleton info

The picture below is not for the faint hearted……

cat skeleton

Poor cat.  It looks so scared.