Saturday, 25 April 2009

More Lilac

So far so good. True to my lilac resolution I present you my Lilac and Lychees piece. As usual 8''x8'' size but this time in oil. The water jar proved to be the biggest challenge. I can understand why, beacuse usually that is the most enjoyable part of the painting for me. I love painting water, glass and other transparencies.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Heavenly lilac

Ah, my room is filled with the fragrance of this humble lilac bouquet. In the morning today I have painted this brisk study in watercolour. It wasn't easy but I am fairly pleased with the outcome. I have given myself a resolution to paint as much lilac this spring as I possibly can because it is one of my favourite flowers.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Spring Blossoms

Today's painting is one of my more ambitious projects, mainly because it is bigger in size - 16'' x 16'' or 40 x 40 cm. The bigger size takes longer to paint and the flowers won't stay fresh for long. Nevertheless I have finished this painting today and the flowers just barely made it so I am pleased with the outcome. This painting is going to be one of the lot I am showing at the next exhibition of my local art group which is due to happen very soon, this coming May Bank holiday, in fact. I am feeling really pressed for time now because my daughter's Easter holidays are still in the full swing and I can't do much in terms of painting while she is at home.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Birman cats again

Just finished this version of my older painting for a friend whose sister happened to be an owner of three! Birmans. Hope she will like it.