Monday, 28 May 2018

New painting and a reminder for email readers.

I painted this little panorama of one of the beaches on our holiday.
The beach was Mellon Udrigle. White sands in West Scotland. Beautiful.

Coming home to Mellon.

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Bottled Sunshine and a holiday!

I've been amongst the missing again, after having another holiday in Scotland.
This time we went to Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe.

Here's a pic of wee Paddy in our camper.

and a new painting...

Bottled Sunshine

Hope you're all well - and I'll be visiting soon - as well as posting some more holiday pics.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Patchwork Dog

Here, using my own sweet jack russell terrier as a model, is a child's toy...a patchwork dog.
I hope you like him.

The Patchwork Dog

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Bubble Jar

I was given a challenge to throw some paint at a page and incorporate it into a painting.
This is what I created:

The Bubble Jar

Friday, 6 April 2018

The Sansevieria Series: III

This is the third and final in the series.
This version of the mother-in-law's tongue plant has been painted using Inktense blocks.

Monday, 2 April 2018

The Sansevieria Series: II

In this version, I used watercolour and a medium called aquapasto, made by Winsor & Newton.
When used in conjunction with watercolour, it increases the viscosity of the wash - and the resultant effect is like painting with oils.

For someone who can't use oils, this is a fabulous medium.

Sans II

Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Sansevieria Series I

I wanted to see how different mediums affected how an item was portrayed in art. I picked a sansevieria (mother-in-law's tongue) as my subject, and set about experimenting.

This first painting is in watercolour and ink - a pen and wash.

Sans I 

I've decided to have a series of three. Do come back and see the others.

Thursday, 29 March 2018


My husband asked if I would paint a picture for him. He wanted an abstract, galaxy type of painting, with bright colours in it.

This is for you, dearest.


 Unusually for me, it's a full sheet of watercolour paper!

Monday, 26 February 2018

The Westport Burger

Another food painting, from a meal served to my husband in 1B Westport Cafe.

The Westport Burger

I am delighted to say that this, together with The Westport Club, The Westport Oyster and the The Westport Special will soon be hanging in 1B Westport Cafe, in Cupar, Fife.

painted on my favourite watercolour paper, Saunders Waterford, by St Cuthbert's Mill. 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Westport Club

There's an award winning cafe in Cupar, Fife called 1B Westport Cafe.
This is one of their most famous lunch dishes, the club sandwich, painted in watercolour, by me!

The Westport Club 

If you visit Scotland, be sure to drop in to Cupar and try one for yourself!

painted on Saunders Waterford 140R paper, from St Cuthbert's Mill.

Monday, 19 February 2018

the heart of infinity

This is a watercolour painting from my imagination, of a galaxy in space.
I put in a heart and the infinity symbol, intending to give it to my husband as a Valentine's present - but he surprised me by asking for a bright coloured painting!

So there'll be another one to show you soon.

The heart of infinity

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Winter Robin

This little robin was created in drawing inks and water.
We see a little family of robins visit our garden - and when I wanted a subject to try out my drawing inks on, a robin sprang to mind.

I hope you like the result.

The Winter Robin 


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Flowers for Mary

Crocus and snowdrops, two beautiful flowers which herald the upcoming spring.
These, picked from a garden and put into a glass jug.

Flowers for Mary

Monday, 22 January 2018

Sam and Shannon

Today's paintings were created as a present for a young lady, Shannon.
She owns a spaniel called Sam.

The first painting is something a little different, in that the outline of Sam the dog is made up of his name, but the nose, eyes and heart are made up of Shannon's! Painted in watercolour and ink.

The second is Sam painted in a more traditional painting, created in watercolour.

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