Saturday, 27 February 2010


I saw this cocky little chap strutting around a farmyard when I was sketching there one summer.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Heart Doodles

I did this yesterday at art club after seeing a heart doodle on a blog I follow 'withmybootsandsketchbook'. I love trying different styles. I used to be too afraid of failure but now I think – What the heck it’s only a piece of paper!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

St Bygone

The little girl on the right is me with my Mum and Dad - note the white socks and black patent leather shoes! Modern day dress is so much more comfortable.

El Cortijo

I lived in Spain for seven years and when I saw this picture in Leisure Painter it inspired me to have another go at oil painting.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Happy Days

This picture is also done entirely from memory but I can't remember which beach inspired it!!

Memories of Montmartre

One of the paintings that I sold at the exhibition was in this naive style so I thought I'd use it again. This is done entirely from memory as it was at least 40 years ago that I visited Paris.

St Ives Bay

I just thought this was a nice subject to paint.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Fishy Goings On

Here is one of my latest paintings - something nice and bright for my first post on my new blog.
After being ill and not painting for six months I sold four paintings in our local exhibition and regained my enthusiasm. I was inspired by an article in Leisure Painter to try a different style and this was the result.