Tuesday, December 23, 2008


One more 'hot' red pepper painting to help warm us up over the Holiday Season...

This will be my last posting till after the Holidays. I will be posting again in the new year... starting on January 5, 2009.
Happy Holidays everyone.

$65.00, 7x9 oil on narrow profile canvas, ready to hang.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Red Pears are so festive... rich in colour with an elegant 'Old World' feel.  As a friend said "They go well with a slice of sharp old cheese and a glass of wine."

8x8 oil, ready to hang.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Freesia are one of my favourite flowers...their fragrance reminds me of fresh fruit salad...

We received a  lovely bouquet of them as a gift and their scent drew (pun intended) me to paint them the next day.  This colour combination is more along the lines of complementary colours on the Munsell Colour Wheel, rather than the traditional colour wheel...

7x9, oil on narrow profile canvas, ready to hang.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Red Boats

This is the last one in my red pepper reflection series (for a while anyway).

8x8, oil on narrow profile canvas 

Being new to blogging I have been forgetting to put the information regarding cost etc. in this section, if you were wondering about the cost of any of my other paintings please check out my blog site for the list of posts.  At the end of the recent postings on my blog site you will see the highlighted text 'older posts' click there to have a peek at them also.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Foiled Patterns

Another in the series of red peppers on tin foil.  This composition was placed on foil that was a bit smoother in texture than the one posted a few days ago called 'Foiled Reflections'.  These peppers look like they are curled up on a sofa talking to each other...

8x8 oil on narrow profile canvas, ready to hang.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


A friend of mine collects (& wears) gorgeous shoes.  She kindly agreed to share some of them with me for painting inspiration... This fabulous purple pair has so much personality... can't you just imagine the story this shoe could tell!

8x8 oil on narrow profile canvas, (still wet)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pink Profile

Here is another one of my larger pieces.  This view of a stargazer lily along with the silky texture and soft pink tone of the petals reminds me of soft pink cheeks in some portrait paintings...

$360.00, 20x16 oil on canvas, ready to hang

Friday, December 12, 2008

Pastel Light

I have had a few people ask me if I have any floral paintings for sale.  So I thought that I would post this larger painting of a Stargazer Lily.  The medium looks like it could be pastels but I used oil paint...

20x16 oil on narrow profile canvas, ready to hang

Thursday, December 11, 2008


These peppers drew my attention with their complementary colours (red & green) and their exaggerated bulbous shapes... almost 'Tim Burtonish'.
oil on wide profile canvas, ready to hang.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


More mushrooms... teal and rusty orange seem to go so well together.  I think these are Martha Stewart colours...  (or maybe that should be soft blue and brown for Martha)  What are the chances that she would buy this painting for herself for Christmas?  One can only dream...

8x8 oil, on wide profile canvas, ready to hang.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Complementary colours (opposite colours on the colour wheel) create a great visual vibration. Peppers are unusual in that they are one of the few forms of produce that come in such a variety of shapes and colours...they are all so unique. Stay tuned for more pepper views...

oil on narrow profile canvas, ready to hang.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Mushrooms remind me of people...as they age they become more interesting!

8x10 oil, on narrow profile canvas, ready to hang.