Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Daily painting.

Abstract on cardboard.

Before I began painting, I applied a layer of heavy gel medium to the cardboard to smoothen it, and left it to dry.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


It's no secret that I like to work with cardboard....



But I've never used it for direct painting until today. 

 I applied several layers of paint, letting each layer dry completely.



Here I painted wet on wet. I used a palette knife and the texture of the cardboard came through, creating a nice effect.






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Monday, June 26, 2017

I like to cut up and rearrange some of my pieces. I find that they take on a completely new meaning and a new look that I like much better than the original.

This piece was trimmed and mounted on cardboard. It's a small piece but it packs a much bigger punch than the original painting. 


Nolite te bastardes carborundorum




Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, June 23, 2017

Textile Friday.

I've made many little quilts over the years that I'm bringing out of hibernation. I've combined fabrics with vintage photos, paper, lace, tiny objects.
Priced to sell, they are all available for purchase and will be going into my Etsy shop in the very near future. Meanwhile, they are available directly from me.











Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I haven't been posting daily, but I have painted (almost) daily.


 The Blue Rock. Watercolour on paper.

 Still Standing. Watercolour on paper.


 And a birthday card for a very special little girl born in July.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The week's daily paintings so far...


 Acrylic on canvas board


 Acrylic, gouache and oil pastel on canvas board.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, June 02, 2017

Daily painting.

A sketch done on watercolour paper. I used pencils, watercolours and oil pastels.




 Have an enjoyable weekend.






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown