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.
This is based on a “selfie” of my white-sneakered feet and my favourite red midi dress. The dress is actually pleated, but there is no way I could paint all those pleats. Oil on canvas board, 24 cm x 30 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.
Another painting of the Flamingo flowers, or Arthuriums. This painting was made using the Cobra WSOs.
Oil on canvas board, 9.4″ x 11.8″ (24cm x 30 cm).
I made another attempt to paint an identifiable hydrangea. The multitude of petals just make it difficult for me not to end up with one red blob of paint. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 11″.
I started painting water lilies the other day and was going to make the leaves green, but when I made a pale underpainting over the background colour, I really liked the pale look. And yes, I realise that the leaves look like a bunch of watercolour Pac-Mans. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 11″.
This was among the very very first things I ever painted. I don’t even know what leaves exactly these are supposed to be. Now I think that the bird was too much – I should have just left it at the leaves. Oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″.
Lonely Teddy is still sitting all alone in a corner on my piano throwing accusing looks at me now and then. One painting was clearly not enough. Oil on canvas paper, 7″ x 10″.
Three pineapples that I tried to paint from imagination. Oil on canvas paper, 7″ x 10″.
This is a teddy bear I received as a gift once. He has just been gathering dust for a few years, so I thought it would be great for him to have his moment. Oil on canvas, 8″x 11″.
I was looking to do something with the ochre paint because I love this kind of yellow and thought that the figs might go well with the colour.