Sketches in Oil – Grasses on a Beach

  Yesterday I said I would try something a little different, by way of giving myself a break from working on my son’s portrait. Much more impressionistic and looser in style, I decided I would recreate one of my digital paintings in oil. I’ve been wanting to practise painting skies and clouds for some time […]

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Birthday Portraits

I have been relatively busy as of late, working on two portraits for my husband Bill’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t quite manage to finish them both in time, but as with all painting projects, it’s difficult to estimate how long they will actually take to complete. My husband, however, was pleased […]

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Portrait in Oil of Spirit Bisangwa

After a fair amount of deliberation I set myself the task of completing this painting today. I had no real idea what I wanted to do with the background, except for three colours that I wanted to incorporate somehow – the colours of the modern flag of Rwanda. I’ve also taken the liberty of giving […]

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Daisies for Grace – Oil Painting

Just finished this evening and still too wet to sign (the signature is digital at the mo). The fifth painting in my Sunflowers and Daisies series. It’s always an odd feeling I have when I take a picture of a new painting in it’s very early stages. Not knowing exactly how it’s going to turn […]

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The Art of Procrastination

I’ve been procrastinating over this particular canvas for a while now. In fact, I’ve been procrastinating about producing any art since I returned from the UK last November – apart from the lighthouse painting I did just before Christmas. The inspiration for this painting was based on photographs that both me and my husband, Bill […]

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A Year of Art

I suppose I’ve had a fairly prolific year when it comes to painting. We’re almost at the end of 2019, and despite having six paintings in various stages of completion, I have managed to produce fifteen finished pieces this year. Six watercolours and nine oil paintings, not including the flurry of smaller watercolour sketches I’ve […]

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