Sunday, 30 June 2013

Oils & Other Things

African Violet in a Crystal Bowl

We've had a lot of rain lately, making it easy to settle down inside and paint!  Cold Wax continues to entice me and I'm loving using oils again.

I've been enjoying birthday celebrations with family this weekend with more into next week.  Happy times!

I also visited my local art gallery this week to see a travelling textile exhibit - a really lovely collection of artworks,  ( ) colourful and unique!  My Regional Art Gallery is nestled in an authentic Japanese Garden (Edogawa).  So I strolled around outside, over little bridges, past gushing waterfalls and the tranquil tea house, with misty rain all around.  It's beautiful at any time of year!

I hope you enjoyed your week too!

Sunday, 16 June 2013


I'm back to painting again, with lots of texture & colour this time.  This pic is a close up of my latest fruit bowl painting.

Not much to share today.  Life is treating me well with lots of work to do in the shoe store and plenty to keep me occupied at home.  Loved catching up with my family & friends recently at my nieces engagement party.  Great to see such a happy couple too!

Sundays are my favourite day for reading and tidying the villa.  So I'm heading back to my 'chill chair' in my sunroom to catch the last rays of the afternoon sun!  Enjoy what's left of your weekend x