Monday, 18 June 2018

Cabin in the snow

Acrylic on board, ACEO (= 2.5 x 3.5 inches, or 64 x 89 mm):


A bit off the beaten track for me; here where I live, snow is a rarity, and enough to collect a bucketful even more so. But why not? The one time I saw substantial snow, during a visit to Europe, I thought it the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Apparently most people who have to live through those winters kind of disagree...

Friday, 15 June 2018

Country cottage

And now for something completely different. Country cottage, acrylic on board, ACEO size (= 2.5 x 3.5 inches, or 64 x 89 mm). And yes, light blazing from all the windows, a la Kinkade. Haven't done one of these in ages, and I had so much fun I think I'll do a whole series...


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Onion and bottle

Oil on board, 20 x 15 cm (= about 8 x 6 in):


Back to still life, but I decided to try something other than my usual dark backgrounds.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Pretty flowers

Oil on board, 20 x 15 cm:


For a change, an outdoor scene. For this sort of thing I often prefer a far looser, impressionist sort of style. I based it on a reference photo I took in the garden of a local school; I noticed the girl intently staring at the flowers, haloed in rich light, and knew I wanted to try painting it.

Thursday, 24 May 2018