Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ramblings on painting

Such a pleasure to get back to painting - I've started on another wave of little paintings for the next craft fair.
These 2 are the ones I did last Friday, starting to paint felt thrilling like standing on a cliff edge ready to launch off - it feels silly writing this, I know some people really do it - parachuting, hang gliding, bungee jumping. I'm not that brave!! I suppose I do it creatively, jumping in not knowing what will happen. Such a treat to have the house to myself and be completely absorbed in the process.

This painting was inspired by seeing a large bird in our garden, it perched on the fence for a few minutes then disappeared, though I heard its call in the neighborhood the next morning. I got a book from the library and discovered it's a pheasant coucal, the description of its call was the clincher 'deep liquid glugging from a bottle...'

I did a bird painting yesterday too, hope to have photos soon when it stops raining.

It's not too late to leave a comment and have a chance in my giveaway.
Hope you're having a great weekend.


  1. Beautiful paintings as always .....I love the colours on the pheasant one.......x

  2. Thanks Lorna, I seem to be in the middle of a bird obsession!!