This was an enjoyable experiment. I have in my house a collection of dried leaves my sister and family pressed for our family as a part of a gift a few years back., and they were calling out to be used. The leaves haven’t photographed as well as I’d like – they are gold; warmer tones than in this photo.
Mixed media on canvas. 20 x 20cm. 2012.
There are a couple flocks of doves around our village and one lot hang out on the rooftop two gardens away.
I like the touches of pink/red in the chimney and in the beaks and claws of the doves set against the soft tones of roof, sky and birds.
Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20cm. 2012
This came about after I made a ‘Welcome Home’ card for my daughter (who had been away for a month or so), with a dancing lady on it a bit like this one, and also I had done a painting called A Fine Day, and I wanted to do another with a similar feel, and also something completely from my imagination.
Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20cm, 2012.
Not at all what the river is looking like at the moment! The river has spilled over into the field turning it into a lake, and is nearly over the top of the bridge; the sheep are definitely not grazing. This though is a favourite spot, peaceful and empty of visitors a lot of the time, but in better weather sometimes a busy-ish junction for walkers, dog-walkers, kids (and dogs) paddling, picnickers, a horse now and then, cyclists. And the occasional artist.
Oil on canvas, 76 x 60cm, 2012.
One still life of two painted in the same time period (the other is ‘Wheat’). I like the echo of the curl of the window fixing in the pattern on the jug.
Oil on paper. Framed. 2012.
Available to buy.
Had the Wyeths hovering around in my mind while painting this. I’m glad this is at my mother-in-law’s, because I liked the result, and also it is of a window in the house of some very dear friends, so I’m a little sentimental about it too.
Oil on paper.
Oil. 76 x 61cm. Available to buy.
This was fun to do! I like a lot of things about it; the colours and fresh feel, the spoons and the repeat of round shapes.
Acrylic on paper, 2012. Available to buy.