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.
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.
I love water lilies. True, they are not very original, nor can I paint them well, but here I am trying to paint water lilies for the fourth time. I think I made a thousand photos of water lilies in Bali, so I am well stocked with reference material for 2017. Oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm.
There is an antiques shop that I often pass on my way and it has a wonderful Japanese gold leaf screen in it that I admire every time. Today I thought I would try making something with a similar idea. I took acrylic gold paint for the background and oil paints for the rest. Canvas board 30cm x 40cm.
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.
Last time I was in Aix en Provence, I found this lovely ice-cream tuk tuk truck in one of the town’s numerous squares. It was called i’Pinguini. It looked totally charming tucked into the square corner standing out brightly against grey building walls. Oil on paper, 7″x 10″.