I had a painted canvas I had lying around that I did not like at all. So with some inspiration from a painting of tulips I was gifted some time ago, I decided to paint right over the previous image. It only took me an hour, but I quite like the loose effect. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm.
My almond tree needed pruning, but it was also about to bloom! I collected almost all branches with budding flowers and put them in all the vases I could find. It was that perfect moment in time when the nature is full of promises – all those buds full of life, not yet spent. 30cm x 40 cm canvas.
I decided to give that 10-minute painting challenge exercise from Carol Marine’s book a go. 10 minutes for each of the four apples. I think the bottom left one turned out to be best of the four.
This painting is based on a photo I made in a restaurant. There were purple / greyish hydrangeas in a silver vase and these cool colours looked really lovely together. Oil on oil paper, 18cm x 24cm.
I am only beginning to sort all the impressions I had from the Italy trip. This painting is based on a photo I took in the garden of our hotel that was hosting a wedding the night before. And just like that, there was this magnificent bowl of lemons seemingly forgotten on an empty garden table. Oil on canvas, 30cm x 40 cm.
I had a 10 day trip to Italy and came back full of new impressions and a mask bought in Venice. Which I promptly used as a prop on my model pineapple. Oil on canvas board, 24 cm x 30 cm.