Monthly Archives: December 2015

I’ve been raiding the fridge again…

Here are a couple more still life paintings based on some of the contents of my fridge.  What could be better?  Paint the subject and then get to eat it afterwards!  (Although I may not try it with sprouts…)

I plan on painting some landscapes in the early New Year but for now I am taking a break for Christmas, although the sketch book will be close at hand.

Happy Christmas!

Some colour!

Tomatoes and basil (6" x 6" acrylic on board)

Tomatoes and basil (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)

Given the pretty dreary weather I thought my best chance of painting colour would be to tackle a still life or two,  More to come but this is the first.  Still a small format ( 6 inch square) but in acrylics this time.  Who knew that raiding the fridge could be so much fun?

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Long wait to get home (6" x 8" oil on board)

Long wait to get home (6″ x 8″ oil on board)

It’s been pretty overcast and gloomy out there, although that doesn’t seem to have put off the shoppers at Stamford’s weekly market.  The other day I caught a quick glimpse of weary shoppers waiting for the bus – and here’s my small oil sketch.  They do all look rather morose – maybe the weather didn’t help!  Working with a limited palette is all well and good – and I have found lots of ways to mix brown and grey for this one! – but I am starting to hanker for something a little more colourful.