I had to get on and complete my still life as we are having friends for dinner. This is a photo of my set up.
This is my sketch photographed from my large sketch pad. I plan to set up a similar still life in the studio and do a colour version. As you will see from the other photo, the colours are quite dramatic.
On Monday with it being such a nice day I set up a still life outside. I enjoyed the challenge of working directly from my subject. The daffodils were picked fresh from my garden for the still life. The shadows were lovely in the sunlight.
This is a small oil pastel painting I did of Monet’s ‘Vase of Flowers’. I am in awe of the beautiful colours he used to paint this piece. I always learn so much from these studies and hopefully some of that spills into my new work.
I am on holiday visiting my brother in Canada and the weather has been really warm and sunny. I wanted to share a study that I did today of Ontario fruit, the basket is just brimming with wonderful large pears.
Before going to work in the studio I did a warm up sketch of furniture in the living room. The sketch was done with a chunky permanent ink pen and pencil for additional shading. The ink doesn’t allow for errors, sometimes that is the fun of using it.
This painting was done outside in the sun. The reason for the cup and saucer being a favourite is that it has a pattern of a sleeping lizard on the saucer. Anyone drinking coffee from it gets a surprise.
Today I was looking out the window and noticed how nice the snowdrops looked behind the sleeping cat ornament. I sat outside and did this study with the birds chirping in the background. It was a lovely spring day, the gardening will have to wait!
This little rabbit is a charity shop find that I rescued. I enjoyed painting this on a red shiny tray.
During this painting I was wondering what to do with the lemons afterwards. Finished the painting today and ended up making a lemon drizzle cake.
It has been interesting finding different subjects for the days I am able to do a small painting for this blog. I liked the personalities these little people seem to have. They seemed to be conversing with each other!