Monday, 29 October 2012

Symphony of flowers in acrylics

I must say that I never thought I would ever paint a musical instrument but when I come across the reference photo it appealed to me.  The daisy bush reminded me of my childhood as we use to have them growing in the backyard and  when I paint I tend to listen to instrumental music with  Bond being one of my favourite bands.  I thought the title "Symphony of Flowers" was rather appropriate.   It is 5 x 7 inches on canvas board.

Many thanks to Freda Austin Nichols for the reference photo.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Yellow Pepper in acrylics

I loved the lightening effect on this pepper.   Was unsure if I should paint it in oils or acrylics but settled on acrylics in the end as I wanted to see how acrylics went on the gessobord - really enjoyed using acrylics on the gessobord.  Gessobord is fast becoming my favourite painting surface to paint on.  Yellow pepper is painted on 4 x 4 inches Ampersand Gessobord.

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Many thanks to Lillian Bell for the reference photo
 

Friday, 12 October 2012

Birch Trees in acrylics

I have often wondered if I could paint something the size of a  ACEO ( paintings that are the size of a trading card - 3.5 x 2.5 inches) so decided to give it a go.  Painted these trees - I really enjoyed painting something this small.  Just haven't decided if I will be able to paint an animal this small - I am keen to give it a go though so will see how I go.

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Many thanks to Christine Striemer for the reference photo.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Zebra in oils

This is my latest painting.  It is 8 x 10 inches on canvas board.  Love how the zebra is standing on the ridge.

Many thanks to David Stribbling for the reference photo.