Monday, 21 November 2016

Hampstead Rain

5x7" acrylic on canvas board. $40. Available here

I took this photo back in summer, during a visit to the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair. I have been wanting to paint it for a while, but intimidated by the reflected light on the paving- I don't think I did badly here, though! This is a view I remember pretty well from my childhood, complete with people sheltering from the drizzle under trees...


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Late Autumn Light

5x7" acrylic on canvas board. $40. Available here

The weather in England is so inconsistent from year to year that you never know how long the yellows and oranges of Autumn will linger. The other morning I took a walk through some favourite painting spots of mine and found this beautiful view, with the light spilling through the gap between house and trees. Sadly I hadn't brought my painting gear, so I took a photo to work from. It's been raining almost constantly ever since I got home from that walk, and I'm starting to think I won't have many more chances to capture Autumn before it vanishes.


Brocket Estate Footpath

4x5" acrylic on canvas board. $30. Available here

A little study of one of the public footpaths that leads through the Brocket Estate, between a bunch of golf courses. My dad, uncle and I went for a walk here a week or two ago, and the autumn colours were in full force. 


Friday, 18 November 2016

Anatomy of a Dragon(fruit)

6x8" acrylic on canvas board. $45. Available here

An arrangement of dragonfruit and pomegranate, cut open to show their interesting insides. I really like how the black and white patterned fabric works with the spotted dragonfruit, and the strong pinks and reds.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Carnations in Autumn

6x8" acrylic on canvas board. $45. Available here

This is the little flower arrangement that's currently sitting on our piano- a bunch of fiery carnations. The colours seem so appropriate for the season!



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Cultivo Lounge

6x8" acrylic on canvas board. $22. Available here

A view of the bar at the Cultivo Lounge, a local pub/restaraunt, done on location. I don't often paint interiors, so this was quite a challenge, but I'm quite happy with how it came out. 

Late Autumn Walk

6x8" acrylic on canvas board. $45 Available here

Painted en plein air in late October- the paths of our local nature reserve are covered with spectacularly yellow and orange autumn leaves, and they look beautiful.

I recently realised I've been posting daily paintings (albeit not always daily) for a full year now, as of this month. How time has flown. I've achieved more than I ever imagined I would when I began this journey, and I can't wait to see where I am a year from now... Hopefully I'll still enjoy capturing views like this every bit as much as I do now.


Pomegranates

5x7" acrylic on canvas board. $40. Available here

A little study of pomegranates, one of my favourite things to paint- I love the strong colours and the interesting texture of the insides.