Lack of Clarity

June 22, 2017

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Well as usual daydreaming amongst the clouds this is the first of the oil studies that I will do. Lack of Clarity simply refers to the lack of blue sky patches…as in…walking around in a fog. Also, that I love clouds and want to be able to paint them better and better.  Back to using […]

That darn cat!

September 17, 2017

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Ode to Pepi Pepi was my sister’s cat Large and beautiful That was that. When he died me sister said, Will you paint him for my wall? Me, Of course no trouble at all!  Until standing,  brush in hand I then realised my limitations What should I do? Where shall I start? This beautiful cat […]

when is white white?

September 17, 2017

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Well, I thought, a white rosebud, looks pretty easy.  I know it looks like a white rose but…it ended up being varying shades of grey. (not 50 tho) Wet paint still on the easel, another one that I will go back to and see where the heck did I go wrong? (again) 🙂 Sheesh!  When […]

Baby Ivy

August 19, 2017

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This effort is from an old photo of my aunt.  I revered her during her life time and was happy that I found this photo as I’m still binging on pics of children…learning lots but as you can see I have so much more to learn about painting in general! These things take time and […]

the summer garden

August 7, 2017

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Pretty pleased with myself…ran into a sale on a bistro – set at Home Depot…so bought it knowing I would have to get the thing out of the car and put together myself…yay me, did it…The chairs swivel!  I even went into the blazing sun and read for a bit in the shade…Sweet! Life is […]

Little Ivy

August 7, 2017

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...keeping in mind no one smiled in photos until after WWII...

Final stab at this one…onward ho!

August 6, 2017

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Well this is the final one, sheesh…so funny how each one changes a bit or even a lot! Not sure what I was trying to prove. Thinking that it’s a lot like the time I tried to make bread for the first time…how many loaves hit the bottom of the waste can with an heavy […]

Brenda, Brenda quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

July 30, 2017

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Well – coming along nicely this year. Loving the perennials that really lend base “shape” to the garden…but then…those wonderful colour filled annuals that add life and vitality to the scene.  I even made a little “water garden” at my door so that I could listen to the trickle of running water.  Not my own idea, I […]