Friday, 16 December 2011

Coffee for Two

These are a series of paintings - all works on paper - I made for an OCA project a few years back.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

December Rose

This is another rose from the plant that grew November Roses. It's still going strong! This time, you can see the simple container I've plonked it in, and you might be able to tell that I put it on a white-painted board as background.

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7 cm

Friday, 9 December 2011

Pico Volcano, Azores

Here's an old painting of Pico volcano, on the island of Pico in the Azores. It was done from a sketch that I made from our Faial hotel room when we were on holiday in the Azores, some years ago. The volcano was a constant presence across the water - atmospheric rather than gloomy. I remember making the sketches (which were rather small - I only had an A5 sketchbook with me), but I didn't recall the painting until I found it by accident yesterday (I was looking for something else). It looks very much like a knife painting, but I think I may have used a brush as well.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Lego Minifigures 30: Brown Horse

My friend's son likes farm animals, so she asked me to paint some. We have horses and a dog - and a dragon. And a monkey, for that matter. So, I started with one of the horses.

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7 cm

Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas Selling

This weekend, I had tables at two Christmas fairs - the primary school on the Friday and a local dance school on the Sunday. I don't have any others planned. I managed to make a modest profit on both fairs, which was gratifying, but it has to be said that my ware (and its prices - which were, I thought, quite modest for what they are) and the general expectations of the customers didn't tally very well.

Friday, 2 December 2011

LEGO® Minifigures 17: "Impromtu Santa"

It occurred to me to do a Lego Santa Claus for the purposes of creating Christmas cards, but I had a small problem: no Santa. With November half-gone, and with the lead times that professional printers seem to require, I wasn't sure about ordering one online (besides, how much real play value is there in a seasonal figure? I wasn't sure I actually wanted one...) if there was going to be any likelihood of selling cards at the Christmas Fair...

This paining is called "Impromptu Santa" because he's made from borrowed bits. Donations came from Yoda, a gnome, a pirate and an anonymous figure with red trousers. Oh, and I had to change the hands. I suppose that Santa could have been wearing green gloves, but I think he looks better with conventional (for a minifigure) yellow hands.

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7 cm.