Sunday, 31 October 2010

Cupcake Sunday

Yes its cupcake sunday.....i'm making them!  
The house smells yummy and really looking forward to getting creative with them.  Lots of colours and big swirly bits me thinks.  

I painted the picture below last night.  Oils are giving me the freedom that i like.  My brush does the talking every time.  I like that.  With acrylics i'm too tight and fussy.....oils are so very free.  The picture isn't fantastic.....but the colours are really dreamy.  Overall....i'm fairly pleased.  

Once the cupcakes are out of the oven....and dinner is in.....i'm going to paint another large canvas.  

My spare room is now a canvas graveyard.  I need to get rid of some....any offers?  ;)

Happy Sunday everyone x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

On capturing likeness

I guess i could safely say, i cannot capture a likeness.  Ok so this oil painting is totally unfinished, but surely by now i should be picking up some of their characteristics?  No?  These little ones are 5 and 3....i've made them look about 50!  I am thinking i need some fine art lessons.  Or actually sit down and draw like i used to draw.  These days i'm like a bull in a china shop!  I guess thats because there is so little time these days.

 What are your techniques for capturing the look or spirit of someone on paper?  Ideas please :)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

How do people do it?

I am trying to promote, stock and update my shops.  Update my blog on a regular basis.  Tweet like no ones ever tweeted before.  Facebook till i'm blue in the face.  Paint, create, promote, promote, promote...oh and trying to sell!  Plus working the day job and keeping house. 

How is this possible???


and i'm struggling to keep it all together.  Ideally, i would like a website that could encompass all of this information for me.  Somewhere to call my online home.  A place where i can just go to a couple of times a day and update. 

It's a struggle out there :)

Monday, 25 October 2010


I love this little corner of my conservatory.  The table desperately needs finishing.  I originally painting is blue, but am now changing to a white wash.  The boot on the table i bought when i was on holiday....and i love love love it.  Flowers from the garden.  I just love that space.  Makes me feel nice when i look at it....and i like things that make me feel nice :).

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More and more items are being added to my folksy shop.
I'm painting much more frequently again now....sometimes i feel it....sometimes i don't.  These days i just walk away until i get the urge to splodge some more paint. 

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Oils Rock!

I'd tried with oils and hated them. 
But the other week i went on an oils workshop!!
And omg....i love them :)

Still learning :)