Saturday, 10 December 2016

Pinsley wood - oil

Pinsley wood - 30x40cm oil

I was trying to capture the sunlight glowing through the trees and casting shadows on the path. 
I am growing more and more fond of painting the woodland pictures.  I find it challenging and rewarding trying to capture the light and shadows in this setting.

Winter walk - watercolour

Winter walk - A5 watercolour

Painted my two good friends Eileen and Derek walking their dogs on a cold winter morning. 

Curious cows - oil

Curious cows - oil

My first go at painting cows.  Glad these were quite friendly as I was quite nervous of their horns. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

The Cuckoos nest

A dear friend has beautifully framed up a few of my prints and kindly has them on show at his shop.
If you need any framing done or would like to pop along to see my prints and all the other beautiful paintings and jewelry he has on show, his gallery address is

The Cuckoo's nest
Cuckoo Ln, 
North Leigh, 
OX29 6PW

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Autumn walk

Autumn walk - watercolour

Based on a photo I took whilst walking the dog one morning last week.  Love the Autumn colours on my walks.

SAA Postcard Partners

SAA Postcard Partners

Had lots of fun painting this little old lady for the first half of the post card.  I handed the half finished card to Jason Port - another artist in our art group who then came up with the second half of the card. 
Absolutely loved what he painted! 

Mr Nutts - Pastel

Another test with my pastels. 
Love using these!  Perfect for painting the little creatures.

Tiger - Pastel

 Tiger - Pastel

More furry tests with my pastels. 

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Drypoint and lino

Drypoint and lino experiments

Experimenting with combining lino cut with drypoint etchings.  I was really pleased with how these turned out. 
I was even more pleased when I saw how much better they looked when my friend Graham framed all the prints up for me. 

Monday, 7 March 2016

Drypoint experiments

 Blue tit

I have been experimenting with drypoint etching. 
You prepare a metal plate for printmaking by scratching lines directly into the plate.  The incised line or sunken area holds the ink.

Indian Runners

This is a plate I made based on a photo of our three lovely Indian runner ducks.

I've been experimenting with the different marks I could make to get more shading in to the image.

Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl - pastel

I took a photo of this beautiful owl and thought I would try to capture those beautiful eyes and feathers in pastel.