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Monday, 11 August 2014


Painted for the current PADT challenge

10.5"x12.5" Acrylic on hardboard

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Butterfly Art Competition

6"x7" Pitt Pastel Pencils on Pastelmat

I painted this for the current competition organised by Jacksons Art jointly with the Artist and the Leisure Painter magazines. I have three other paintings I'd like to enter, (posted on 30/1/2011 and 11/3/2013) but I am not sure about terms and conditions. 

Friday, 28 February 2014

PADT Feb.Challenge

Gouache on green mount board

This was difficult to photograph. There actually is more green in the petals of the original painting.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Misty Trees

18"x21"acrylic and inktense pencil on acrylic paper

Another painting in the style of Tim Gagnon

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


I had a very annoying experience a few days ago. I came across Tim Gagnon's paintings including a set of tree paintings which I fell in love with. I found a time lapsed video on You Tube and decided I must have a go. These are the results. The irritating thing was that when I visited his site the very next day (Jan 23rd ) he had completely renewed his site, and the set of paintings that I was so interested in had completely disappeared!

15"x22" Acrylic on illustration board 
8"x13" Acrylic on acrylic paper 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Conversation

9"x7" pastel pencils on light sienna Pastelmat

This was painted for the  A Day Not Wasted  January challenge. In retrospect I notice that the perspective of the open door has gone a bit awry. Unfortunately I have already forwarded my entry, but I will correct the error. I call it " The Conversation". My husband calls it "Out for a Drag." !!!

Monday, 20 January 2014


8"x12" Pitt pastel pencils on sienna pastelmat

I decided that I would like to practise pastel portraits. I came upon a photograph of this beautiful girl whilst browsing images on the internet. Her head decorations were not very clear so I have added my own interpretation.