Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cyber Monday discount in my Etsy store

I am offering a discount on all purchases in my Etsy store until cyber Monday. Use coupon code 2013BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sweet Memories - Roses still life palette knfie painting

Sweet Memories - Roses still life
palette knife paintings
24x30cm (approx 10x12inches)
Oil on canvas panel 
Available in my Etsy store

Another rose still life. I wanted a soft low key effect on this one. Here are some close-ups of the knife work

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Old Fashioned - Roses still life

 Old Fashioned
Roses still life palette knife painting
24x30cm (approx 10x12")
Oil on canvas panel
Purchase information

I enjoyed painting my Ikebana series so much, I carried on painting a couple of still lifes featuring roses. This is the first and I will post the second tomorrow.

My aim was to pay particular attention to the lost and found edges and I'm quite pleased with the effect. Unfortunately the camera always make the edges of palette knife paintings seem sharper than they are.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Ikebana 4 - Burnt orange chrysanthemums Palette knife painting

Ikebana 4 - Burnt Orange Chrysanthemums
Oil on canvas panel
24x30 cm (approx 10x12inch)
Palette knife painting
100€, international shipping included

The last of the Ikebana quartet, (but I have reworked No.2 and will post that tomorrow). I enjoyed painting this group of flowers, keeping things very loose and free and using lots of paint.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ikebana 3 - Yellow Chrysanthemums palette knife painting in oils

Ikebana 3 - Yellow Chrysanthemums
Palette knife oil painting on canvas panel
18x24 cm (approx 7x10 inch)

 I wanted to explore a dramatic background in this painting and use a different colour combination than my norm. It's good to try something different now and again to keep the paintings 'fresh'. I really like how this one turned out
Visit the first two paintings of the quartet, Ikebana 1 and Ikebana 2

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ikebana 2 - white chrsanthemums

Ikebana 2 White Chrysanthemums
Oil on canvas panel
Palette knife painting
18x24cm (approx 7x10inch)

Painting No.2 in my quartet of ikebana paintings.

Of the four paintings I feel that this one is the least successful and needs further work. The chrysanths are the type that have a round head but with the lower petals hanging down. I haven't quite captured that here and I also need to do something about the vase. I will post the rework over the next couple of days.

See the post for the first painting HERE

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Ikebana 1 - Pink Chrysanthemums

Ikebana 1 - Pink Chrysanthemums
22x27cm (approx  9"x11")
oil on canvas board
Palette knife painting

I've taken a break from painting landscapes for the last couple of dates to paint some floral still lifes.

I was given a book on Ikebana by a neighbour and this started me thinking about this month's challenge on the floral forum of This painting is inspired by the book, the challenge and my imagination.

It is the first time I have painted chrysanths and I wanted to achieve an ethereal 'look' in the painting. I used a very limited palette and started with an indistinct background using my main colours. I liked the result, if I was to do it again, I would probably make the flowers larger and blend them in more with some of the green. What do you think?

I liked the idea of using Ikebana as the basis of the painting and I have completed four paintings for the challenge so I will post another tomorrow.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Pendulous Petunias, oil painting

 Pendulous Petunias
Oil on canvas panel
24x18cm (approx 7x10")
palette knife painting
Bid on this painting on DPW Here

This painting was part of my 30 days hath September challenge which I have placed for auction on Daily Paintworks.

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My smaller paintings make excellent gifts. I will also gift wrap a painting and sending direct to the recipient if you prefer.


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