Thursday 14 December 2017

Cherry Tomatoes and Miniature Bottle

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

My cherry tomato bush is beginning to bear more fruit than I know what to do with. Still life is one possible function of cherry tomatoes, but they're so small it is usually preferable to combine them with other small items. Luckily I have a small collection of such trinkets...

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Friday 8 December 2017

Tomato and Egg

Oil on board, 10 x 15 cm (= about 4 x 6 inches):

Haven't done an oil painting in a while, so I'm a bit rusty!

Sunday 3 December 2017

Draft completed

I finally managed to complete the first draft of my new children's book; now for the big editing. And it will need a great deal of editing too - in its present form it's rather a mess of typos, bad writing, plot holes and unwieldy pacing.

I will use this, or something like it, as cover picture:

Enticing, isn't it? Watch this space for updates. In the meantime, I will finally have some time and energy again for a bit of painting, something I hope to get back to soon.