Friday 24 February 2012

Lego Minifigures 40: Punk Rocker

"'Ello Lego Cityyy! Let's rock!"
I wonder what song he's going to launch into?

While I was painting this, it occurred to me to take photographs of the work in progress; I thought you might like to see them.

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7 cm.

Thursday 23 February 2012

Tankard with Rainbow Reflections - SOLD

This is a little half pint pewter tankard belonging to my husband. I'm not sure that he's ever used it, but it's a pretty thing, and I thought it would complement the wine paintings. I was going to include a beer bottle but the only one I could find would have dwarfed the tankard. Instead, I selected a few coloured bottles from where they were gathering dust on the windowsill, and used them to create a colourful "rainbow" of reflections on the metal:
The bottles have been excluded from the painting deliberately. I didn't want to clutter up the canvas (which is rather small), and I wanted the painting itself to have a hint of magic or mystery about it. Which I have just destroyed with the above photograph.

Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

Saturday 11 February 2012

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

A companion piece to "Rioja", albeit with a rather longer name. 

Oil on board, 12 x 10"
The board is a commercially prepared canvas board.

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Lego Minifigures 39: Snowboarder (2)

And here is the snowboarder again, this time at the foot of paper mountain, posing with his board by a cotton wool snow drift.

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7 cm.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Lego Minifigures 38: Tennis on the map

I've noticed a few extra visitors lately. It seems that somebody has posted a "Look at this" linky thing on Reddit Lego. So I'm especially pleased to be able to offer a new Lego painting today.

And she's on a map! It should be exceptionally easy to guess where she is...

Acrylic on canvas, 7x7cm

Friday 3 February 2012

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall, New Years' Day 2012 - bigger version - SOLD

... and here is yesterday's painting (it's been a busy week for painting). I promised myself that I woud revisit this subject after deciding that the support I originally selected was a bit too small. Having got a little more confident about the idea of working from a photograph - and deviating from it - I decided to work on canvas this time.

There was more room to work on the fiddly bits - like the lighthouse - and to play (the waves were rather fun to do). I think it's a little less gloomy than the first version. Which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your perspective.

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20".

Rioja - SOLD

I've been thinking about doing this still life for a while - but you can't just open a bottle of wine any old day. I decided that a Friday would be good. Obviously, this glass has been consumed, but you can guess what we're drinking this evening, can't you?

Oil on board, 12 x 10"
The board is a commercially prepared canvas board.