Wednesday, 17 July 2013


Gerberas Underway

I've been painting Gerberas, thanks to a lovely lady who asked me to create a painting for her!  Gerberas were her suggestion and I've been having a wonderful time merging them with Cold Wax and Oils!  I've already completed one painting and this is the second one underway (50 cm X 80cm).  If it works out my niece may choose to have it as a gift.  I hope she likes it!  If not it goes in my kitchen!

I'm loving creating more expressive paintings.  They are free and easy compared to the watercolour and ink I've been doing.  Good for my artist's soul!

Lots of things underway at my place, not least thinking about replacing my cook top that has decided to go on the blink!  There's always something, isn't there?

The weather was incredibly warm for a July day today and I enjoyed pottering around the villa, tidying up, cleaning, moving things around, feeling the false Spring vibes!

And, looking forward to a new local market place next month for hand made items only.  May well be my kind of market!


  1. This painting is lovely and so vibrant! I like Gerberas but they don't last long with me, at least not in pots. I find they have to be watered every other day or they droop and then die if I don't notice right away. I do love zinnias, though, which have a very similar appearance. Can't wait to hear about the market.

    1. Hi Kelly! I do know what you mean. The Gerberas I see are from the florist and they are often wired to keep their heads up! Zinnias are so pretty too!

      Thanks for visiting I hope to get over and see you soon! :)

  2. These look so bright ans happy. We went to a wedding once where the bride had Just Gerberas in her bouquet. She arrived in a boat and was wearing Gerberas on some pretty thongs :)

  3. Beautiful! I love the Gerberas too - and it always seems sad to seem them wired to keep them erect. Good luck at the new market! Have a great week.


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