Sunday, 31 May 2015

Cow 49 Pink everywhere

6 x 6 inches
oil on board
$50.00

I seem to be getting a little abstract in my paintings, just suggesting some of the detail.  I am working on not having quite so many paint strokes...we shall see.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Everyone's cat

6 x 8 inches
oil on board
$65.00
This is Pebbles  my girlfriends cat, she thought I would enjoy painting her.  Pebbles has the most beautiful colouring and fantastic green eyes, she is a senior but still looks so youthful.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Colourful moment

6 x 8 inches
oil on panel
$65.00

I couldn't resist painting these beautiful irises again. I am working on my background colours, I tend to use one colour so I tried mixing it up a bit.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Irresistible iris

8 x 10 inch
oil on panel
SOLD
My friend Agnes brings flowers from her garden to the Old school house art centre every Wednesday. The iris's were extra large and just so full of life.  I so enjoyed painting them...such movement.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Rhodo bliss

6 x 8 inch
oil on panel
$65.00

Today was spent at my studio in town,  this the scene right outside of my window.  The rhodo's were so perfect that I ran out snapped a few pictures and headed back in to start painting.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Cow 46 Pretty girl

6 x 8 inch
oil on panel
$65.00

I used a pink underpainting which for me made the look of the cow more interesting.I am trying different approaches to my painting.  Nothing ventured nothing gained...especially when painting.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Cow 45 Solid

6 x 8 inch
oil on panel
SOLD
I used indian yellow for the under painting, I didn't use as much paint as I usually do.  I added hints of red to deepen the rust.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Cow 44 On my own

8 x 6
oil on panel
SOLD

I am really enjoying painting my cows lately, trying with each one to add different colours for the accents.This one I just used a little purple, I like it against the rusty brown of the body the pink background.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Cow 43 Pardon me

6 x 8
oil on panel
SOLD

I decided to use blue and purple as the shadow colour for the cow.  I just kept adding little bits of bright colour to make the painting more lively, so much variation you can use for a black and white cow.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Cow 42 I think we've met before

6 x 6
oil on panel
SOLD



I took a class last month with Ingrid Christensen and she couldn't stress enough to not add any detail until the very end, I have been trying though sometimes I get ahead of myself.  I like the pink background against the browns and rusts.  I only used a very small amount of white.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Cow 41 Looking good

6 x 8 inch
oil on panel
SOLD

I was at my studio at the art centre today.  I am really trying to be more loose and not go over and over the same brush stroke(a huge issue with me).  I also threw in some magenta to my palette just for fun.  

Monday, 11 May 2015

Welcome home

6 x 6
oil on panel
$50.00

Fairfield is one of my favourite areas in Victoria.  Walking the streets filled with character homes is the perfect thing to do on a sunny afternoon, I liked the colours on this house, purple and blue two of my favourites and against the green of the shrubs is a perfect combination.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Cow 40 Confidence

6 x 6
oil on board
SOLD

I just couldn't seem to keep this cow from becoming quite colourful.  I used the colours I had left from my palette yesterday.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Full house

8 x 8
oil on panel
$85.00

This painting seems more abstract than my usual, it is also darker...different but I like how it turned out.


Friday, 1 May 2015

Waiting for a scratch

6 x 6 inch
oil on panel
$50.00
My girlfriend sent me the picture of this cat yesterday, his name is Patches he is twelve years old.
I was kind of all over the place with my paint strokes trying to get the fullness of the cats fur.