Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am so thrilled, I just heard that my painting" Snow in August" received the "Visitors Choice" award at this year's Society of Wildlife Artists annual show at the Mall Galleries in London. I know it's just showing off on my part, but then I am a show off!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Here is some more of my booth. Lousy snap I'm afraid.

Booth at the WFFest

I know it's a lousy snap, but here is the finished bugeye in it's frame in the Waterfowl Festival. I sold it today so I am thrilled. I made all the frames... phew 18 all together...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Nor-Easter" 36 x 48'' oil

Phew, here's a new biggy. I just love painting the ocean. It was hard not to fill the painting with gulls.I spent most of the summer painting this. The focal point of this piece was always the breaking wave. larger gulls kept getting in the way and taking your attention away from the wave.In the end I decided to have a few gullsin the seascape.
This was my mom's beach in July. We had a week of tremendous gales, The sun would break through and drag dark shadows across the seascape. very dramatic.Really blew the cobwebs away.

Signals 6 x 6 oil

That's better ,,, I repainted the sand and changed a few of the umbrellas...I like it much better now.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The caps have been glued and screwed, and corners have been steamed and glued in place, not to mention lots of filling and sanding,and wire-wooling, they are ready for the next stage .

Once the frames have been gessoed and several coats of paint sprayed on,not to mention a lot of wire- wooling between coats, they are ready for sizing and leafing.

I'm in the house silver leafing frames. Julia is doing the same in her studio

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The creek in January. oil 24 x 18

This swan was sat on the Ice opposite my house last winter.I loved the gorgeous winter light.

Life guard 6 x 6 oil

I enjoyed doing this cheeky little painting

Boogie boarding. 5 x 7 oil

She's a brave little girl.She could only have been about 8 and that wave was BIG!!