Sunday, 29 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

Glass Marbles

Glass Marbles
20 x 20 cm Oil on canvas board

I finished this one today, it has taken a couple of hours a day over 6 days to complete, I am quite happy with how it has turned out, its the first time I have painted a lot of marbles together and I am looking forward to paint some more.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Daily painting #144

Braeburn Apple
5 x 7 inch oil
Just an Apple for today, I am quite enjoying painting single fruits at the moment, partly due to not having a fantastic choice to buy nice fruit at this time of year in the small town where I live.
 I have a larger painting of marbles on the go as well so that has been taking up a lot of my painting time, I am hoping to finish it tomorrow, so pics will be up soon.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Daily painting #143

Clementine on cloth
7 x 5 inch oil
Clementines seem to be quite popular at the moment, so here is another one.
I have spent the rest of today priming more canvas boards, I have some tiny new ones, they are just 5cm square, so they should be fun to paint.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Daily painting #142

Conference Pear
7 x 5 inch oil
I thought I would just paint this pear on its own today, I sometimes like to just keep it simple, this pear was so much taller than the others it stood out on its own.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Daily painting #141

Pomegranate and Lemon
5 x 7 inch oil
Two of my favourite fruits to paint for today, I thought I had painted these two together before, but looking back over my pictures I found I hadn't.
I have also listed another 3 small paintings on ebay tonight, A Lemon and two single Cherries.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Daily painting #140

Blush Pear
5 x 7 inch oil
I lowered my still life stack down for this one, I usually have it quite high up so the fruit is almost at eye level to me, but I liked the shape of the shadow that the pear made so to see more of it, it came down a box or two.
I missed posting last night as my Internet connection was down, I have another two small buy it now paintings available on ebay, one is a Pear and one a Clementine both are with a free display easel, but they are also suitable for framing, I always make sure to leave enough space around the edges.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Daily painting #139

Clementine with Cherry
5 x 7 inch oil
I had to paint a clementine again today, I love the colour of them. The leaves have started to shrivel up a bit now, but they have curled into nice shapes. I will have some small 10cm sq. Clementine paintings available in the next few days.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Daily painting #138

Strawberry with Blueberries
7 x 5 inch Oil
A strawberry with a few blueberries for today, I don't do that many daily paintings in portrait so this was a nice change.
I spent the rest of the day priming and sanding canvas boards as I was getting a bit low on them, I have also been playing around with the pool balls and my new box of marbles!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Daily painting #137

Pair of Pears
5 x 7 inch Oil
A pair of pears for today, I have so much fruit at the moment it was a job to decide what to paint today. My stack of boxes and books with a board on top was stacked high for this one as I liked the stalk hanging over the edge.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

8 Ball

8 Ball
15 x 15 cm Oil on canvas board
This painting is available via,  Click here to bid

Here is the second of my pool ball paintings, as this one is a bit larger than the first one, I took quite a while longer to paint it in more detail, and getting the tone of the white spot took a lot of squinting! the main lighting was from the window, it was quite a bright day for a change, but the white also picked up the green of the cloth and a yellow tinge from the ceiling light. I used burnt sienna and ultramarine for the grey tones with a touch of the green mix from the cloth and yellow ochre. I am very happy with how it has turned out and am looking forward to the next ball!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Daily painting #136

5 x 7 inch oil on canvas board

I had this great Clementine for today's painting. I bought five of them as they had the leaves on them, but I thought this one looked great on its own.
I am quite glad I had to go to the dentist yesterday, its in a different town to where I live and the supermarket is bigger and has more variety of fruit and veg, so I was very happy to find these Clementines.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Daily painting #135

Strawberry with Silver cup
5 x 7 inch oil
This is my first daily painting of 2012! I bought the little silver cup off ebay last year, but this is the first time I have painted it I think.
I have found it very hard to get back into a routine of painting after Christmas, hopefully I shall be back on form from now on. I got some lovely looking fruit today, but I am also enjoying painting my new shiny pool balls and a few other things will be coming up this year.

Back to work!

I know it's a bit late, but Happy New Year! I had not intended to take such a long break from the daily paintings, things just kept cropping up and I have been working on some new and quite different works for me. Here is one I have just finished.

10 Ball
10 x 10cm Oil on canvas board
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This painting is available at auction via

I will be posting my latest daily fruity painting #135 later on tonight.


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