Valentine’s Lovebirds

Valentine’s Lovebirds

4th February 2015

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The Lovebirds

Original Silk Painting, 40 x 40 cm


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Yes I know I’ve gone a bit mushy for Valentine’s Day 🙂 Make the most of it – it only happens once a year!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 12

The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 12

5th January 2015

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

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Twelve Ducks-a-Whistling

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available Buy Now

Well here it is…the final painting in the series!
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 11

The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 11

4th January 2015

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

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Eleven Foolish Flamingos

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm £80 incl P&P – Buy Now

A very long time ago I used to work for Bird’s Eye Walls, and at their offices in Walton-on-Thames they used to have flamingos in a courtyard in the centre of the building.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 10

The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 10

3rd January 2015

On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

 

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Ten Trees Reflecting

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm,SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available- Buy Now

I’m a bit later posting today and that’s because I’ve really struggled with this one.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 9

The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 9

2nd January 2015

On the Ninth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

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Nine Summery Seagulls

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available- Buy Now

January can be a long cold month so here’s something to get you looking forward to your summer holiday.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 8

The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 8

1st January 2015

On the Eighth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

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Eight Doves-a-Dozing

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available- Buy Now

Happy New Year!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 7

The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 7

31st December 2014

On the Seventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

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Seven Dinky Ducklings

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, £80 incl P&P – Buy Now

I think I may have spotted a flaw in my cunning plan in that this project is getting harder the higher up the numbers we go… At least some of these ducklings had the decency to hide behind the others to reduce the work I had to do 🙂
Hope you have a fun New Year’s Eve.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 6

The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 6

30th December 2014

On the Sixth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

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Six Geese-A-Gliding

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available- Buy Now

These geese are altogether more sure where they are going and cast a lovely shadow on the water that I had to try to capture.
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The 12 Days of Christmas Day 5

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 5

29th December 2014

On the Fifth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

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Five Playful Parrots

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available – Buy Now

I think these guys are going to enjoy being the big line in the song.
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The 12 Days of Christmas Day 4

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 4

28th December 2014

On the Fourth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…

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Four Shivering Seagulls

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, £80 incl P&P – Buy Now

Sticking with the birds theme (who wants lords a leaping anyway!), this takes me back to our recent holiday to the west coast of Ireland.
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The 12 Days of Christmas Day 3

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 3

27th December 2014

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me….

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Three Goofy Geese

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, £80 incl P&P – Buy Now

I do love the challenge of reflection work on silk and these three Canada geese clearly have no idea where they are going making my job harder with all that foreshortening.
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The 12 Days of Christmas Day 2

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 2

26th December 2014

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On the Second Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…

 

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Two Fat Pheasants

Original Silk Painting, 20 x 20 cm, £80 incl P&P – Buy Now

Ok, so my mind was running along the traditional theme and went from Partridge to Pheasant but it wasn’t until I started painting these two that I realised how intricately beautiful pheasants actually are.
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The 12 Days of Christmas – Day 1

The 12 Days of Christmas – Day 1

25th December 2014

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 Wishing You a very Happy Christmas…

Following the example of my lovely artist friend Harriet Brittaine who has just completed 100 paintings in 100 days and being a lot more of a wimp, I have decided to create a silk painting a day for the Twelve days of Christmas – which is, frankly, about all I can manage! 
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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

24th December 2014

Happy Christmas!

Hope you have an enjoyable time over the holidays. Thank you for all your support this year.

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Just when all sensible people are settling down to some serious eating, rest and relaxation, I am starting a little project to keep myself (and hopefully you) amused 🙂 Like most things at this time of year, you will have to wait until tomorrow to find out what I am up to….
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Bring Your Own Sunshine

Bring Your Own Sunshine

9th December 2014

imageI’m pretty much immobilised today with a bad back, so I’m doing a lot of internet surfing 🙂 I came across this quote by Anthony J D’Angelo:

“Wherever you go and no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine”

It reminded me that one of the lovely things about being an artist is you can make the weather what ever you want it to be.… Read the rest