An exciting commission for Christmas

I’m always happy to get a commission to do for a client for Christmas. The conversation via email started yesterday, when someone asked me if it was possible to do a pen and ink drawing of a house in Shropshire for someone elses Christmas present. I replied it was possible, and fortunately I was given […]

This is exciting me a lot

I’ve finished the commission I was asked to do for clients a few weeks ago…and I’ve finished the autumnal gardening jobs that have to be done at this time of year when the weather is mild and sunny enough, and before the winter rains come. That took two weeks or so to do… So now […]

The sort of commission I love to do

The sort of commission I love to do

I was asked a few weeks ago to paint a commission for a couple, they wanted an erotic painting of themselves showing their love for each other and I was shown three ideas as a suggestion for the pose for the painting. My gut reaction was one in particular, as it had a better interaction […]

Heartbreaking…but heart consoling…

Heartbreaking…but heart consoling…

This week I was informed of the very sad news that that Peter in this painting I did for Miranda and Peter as their wedding present, had died. It came as a great shock. I hadn’t seen them since I did the painting for them a few years ago. Certainly far too short a time […]

Magical times again

Magical times again

I’ve just finished a new painting this week, one that I am delighted in….. I love painting beautiful women, and unicorns, and woodland, so this painting of a golden haired goddess riding a unicorn in a magical woodland is one that I have absolutely adored doing… I love the white pure light blending around their […]

A tree with a difference

A tree with a difference

Last week I started a painting that I knew was going to be quirky when I finished it…but its turned out even better than I expected… Its dramatic, and quirky, and has power in it. It is the sort of painting that other people will see things in it that I haven’t planned…but I love […]

Introducing myself via a garden

Yesterday I went for my usual walk on the outskirts of my village, summer or winter, spring, or autumn, I enjoy the walk, it has a few houses, lots of trees, fields, and dappled sunshine at this time of year in this glorious hot summer sunshine. As I walked past one of the houses there […]

A lovely new word

I read a lot of books, its a joy to get lost in the story in a book, and I have a few favourite authors whose books I know I will always enjoy. Recently my husband recommended I read the Spike Milligan war books, since he’d read them some years ago and had enjoyed them. […]

When’s a bridge not a bridge ?

When’s a bridge not a bridge ?

Following on from the watercolour painting I did a couple of weeks ago of the Staffordshire trees and bridge over a stream, it reminded me of ANOTHER bridge, stream and trees that I have always wanted to paint since I first saw it five years ago… Except in this case it wasn’t actually a bridge……………………… […]