Saturday 30 August 2008


Yesterday I bought most appetizing new season apples and one of them had a nice little leaf still attached to its stalk. I couldn't resist painting it. As usual I acted on an impulse and started way to late into the day or shall I say in the night, really. As a result I got to bed only by 2am. Today I put the finishing touches and here it is. Bullseye!

Thursday 28 August 2008

Beginning - Birds of Prey

Today I have made a start of the new series of paintings I have planned for a while. It's going to be a wild life scene - falcon hunting in the desert. Today I have only painted the underlay and plotted the composition. Tomorrow I plan to start transferring it on canvas.

Tuesday 26 August 2008

Have been working on this painting today which I have started a very long time ago. Think I have finished this time. I called it "Anticipating Autumn"

The Tames river bank is a delightful place for a walk right now. Just made this little watercolour card on the spot today. This road leads from Ham to the central Richmond. Dimensions are miniature - 2 x 3 inches. I find it is difficult to paint bigger pieces "aux plein air".

Sunday 24 August 2008

Today I was in a bit of the nostalgic mood. I have been revising my cat art website (Cat Art Garden) and decided to have a go at creating my version of vintage cat ACEO. They were so sweetly naive, those images.

Friday 22 August 2008

I have just realised that The Richmond Art Society exhibition is very near and I have to present something nice there. So I have mobilized myself to carry on working on the big oil I have started a while ago - the spectacular view of the promenade from the Richmond bridge. I have moved home recently so haven't painted for a while. The start wasn't easy but yesterday I was pleased with the progress made and today I am going to continue.

Wednesday 20 August 2008

Secret Brook

This is a little corner of woodland by the river Thames not far from where my art group meets every Wednesday in Ham. I am quite pleased with the clean, fresh lines of the water, a piece of the upturned sky. This is an artist card (ACEO - 2"x3") in watercolour.

Monday 18 August 2008

Two Ballet Friends

My daughter Sasha loves her ballet classes and I love watching her. Her ballet class on Thursdays gives me a wealth of inspiration and ideas for my drawings. Today here is another one of them.

Saturday 16 August 2008

Little Ballerina Sitting pastel

I haven't been posting for a while because I have just moved home and any one who had been through this experience would understand what I have just endured! Naturally, with all my art materials packed away and the internet connection down for a month, I didn't produce anything lately. Today was the first day when I actually managed to create the new painting in the new place (which is a lovely flat right by the river Thames - very inspirational).