Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The birth of a painting: Cloud tree

a simple graphite sketch   -  the basic shapes and values  -  glazing yellows and reds

final details added to the finished 

acrylic on canvas sheet
23.5" x 19.5", 2011

Sunday, 27 March 2011

And the winner is... theajewellery!!!! (contact me to collect prize)

Congratulations to theajewellery!!!  
Please e-mail me at to collect your prize by providing the address you would like me to mail it to and I will pop your art photograph in the post early this week!  Yahh, I'm so happy it's going to such a good home.

THANK YOU to all my lovely new fans for joining me on this blog, you are in store for lots of surprises and gifts.  I plan to host future give-aways so stay tuned, plus painting demonstrations (including videos) and other fun activities.


Tuesday, 22 March 2011


ONE fan will receive THIS art photograph FREE in the mail!

this week only

follow the blog and comment to be eligible to win! 

"I tried not to drop them, I'm so sorry" - antiquated photograph, approx. 5" x 6" 
signed by the artist on back in red ink

New Ideas for Paintings! Help me come up with Trees.

Happy Spring everyone!  In celebration of this beautiful season, I've started a new series on trees.  I'd love your help coming up with new ideas.

What sort of tree would you like to see?

Here are a few of my future ideas, but I would love a longer list:

cloud tree (in progress)
snow tree
tulip tree
upside down tree

 you can shut your eyes and think...

what is the first kind of tree you see?
is there a tree that represents you?

it doesn't have to be a real tree.

the trees in England are in full bloom and smell amazing.

perhaps there are trees where you live that only grow in your part of the world...

I love taking a moment to reflect on all the beautiful trees that give us oxygen and shade and a place for the birds to nest.

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