Saturday, 25 December 2010

Berry Me 'Til Spring

Oil on canvas paper
11 & 5/8 x 8 & 1/8 inches

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winter Festival

oil on hardboard, 15 x 19.75 "

(this painting was fiendishly difficult to photograph!)

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Two small abstracts, Icarus Fell, and Tutti Frutti, October 2010

Icarus Fell

Tutti Frutti 

(edited to add:  both now sold)

Friday, 10 September 2010

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sunken Pleasure (II) - Nearly ready to post!

Sunken Pleasure (II: large commissioned version)

Saturday, 7 August 2010

What I'm up to! (commissioned painting)

I'm currently working on the second in a series named "Sunken Pleasure", based on
a small painting of that name completed last year:

The original 10 by 8 painting is available here in my Summer sale by the way:

So in answer to some recent queries on this, yes! I do paint bigger sometimes...  In fact I welcome the opportunity.
Many thanks to the person who commissioned this!  I'm especially excited as
it's going to reside in ROME!  :-)

It's exciting to be able to work quite quickly and boldly on this larger surface
and I'm learning a lot - I hope! -  from this challenge of translating up a smaller work.
I've been working on this in a loose and improvised rather than measured way,
both to avoid stiltedness and because the proportions differ, as you can see,
the larger version being taller.

The other two paintings partly visible are works in progress at
the early stages, both also on canvas paper.

I'm painting this on canvas paper, so it can be rolled and sent in a tube.
This cuts down on shipping costs considerably.
For more info on shipping artwork, along with her wonderful paintings,
see Tina Mammoser,  a.k.a The Cycling Artist  's
most helpful blog post on this topic here.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Saturday, 10 July 2010

One of the best of the regular "Handmade Portraits" on Etsy's blog.
Link to the  full article :

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The Temple Remains, Floribundas, Osiris Hits the North

^ detail from The Temple Remains

Below, a large central detail from a rosegarden-ish work in progress:

(As above, so below) details from Osiris Hits the North (provisional title!) another work in progress. 

Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Gulf Restoration Network needs our support

Thanks to fellow etsy Visual Arts Street team member Sherry Dole

who is donating 20 % of the sales for her giclee print "Welcome Back"

to the cause, for making me aware of the Network.
the Guardian news site has an interactive day by day account of the spill here:

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Blue John (I) (detail)

Sharp Shiver (detail)

Grove (detail)

Posting a few painting photos from earlier this year for no particular reason.
I like the lighting and texture visible in this one.

The Killer Wore Orange (updated)

The title: "The Killer Wore Orange" reflects my love for late 1960s/early 1970s Italian "Giallo"" films; ornate, high chroma stylized thrillers which tend to have a heightened sense of colour and shape, labyrinthine plots and wonderfully intriguing, elaborate or bizarre titles.

Support: Canson Figueras multilayered, sized canvas paper.
Dimensions: 56 x 42 cm, or 22 and 1/8 x 16 and 5/8 inches.
Work date: April 29th 2010.

New painting, "Glimpse"

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Vintage Pick: Heartbreakingly Beautiful Mod Pumps from Broken Hip Vintage

I could stare at these for hours. And I don't think that's strange.
If you have seen equally hauntingly fetching shoes elsewhere or when, please show me.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

New commissioned fine silver ring

With thanks to Tia! I really enjoyed making this wider squiggle ring.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

New painting "Her Bright Ways"

This was painted quickly after an evening of struggle with a more complex and vexing painting.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

"Stumped". New Painting March 13th

Provisional title :-) Click on the image for a larger view.
Available for a mere 65 dollars from etsy (click on post title or side etsy mini site)

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Waiting for the thaw

a painting detail edited in iphoto

Friday, 12 February 2010

New digital oil painting

Um............ so there you go.

This stuff should be on tumblr really shouldn't it. Sorry :-)

Juicy Jewels - new poster sketch capture

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Friday, 8 January 2010

New Flickr Group for Etsy Fine Art Treasuries

Please join and post your fine art - or majority fine art - Treasury/Poster Sketch screencaptures.

I hope that we can steadily build up an archive that helps to
support and promote fine artists on etsy. Thanks!