An inspiring song ,full of hope. Our loved ones are always with us ,even when we are not able to see them or hug them, because they are in your heart. This is never more so than when the loved one has died. I painted this to honour those we have lost, but who still walk with us every day in our hearts. For me this is especially Mum and Dad.
This painting is acrylic on paper.l saw the willow and the rabbit on a lovely walk with a friend in Darlington.l can see the white cherry from my window. I was so lucky to see some wonderful photos on the l love Teesdale Facebook Group which helped me with the lambs and curlew.l cannot walk in Teesdale again for a few days yet. Spring is a time of hope and rebirth l hope this painting captures some of that joy.
This piece started out as a cake board.l added textured acrylic and painted it using palette knives. Sometimes with a bit of imagination you can make something lovely out of something that is destined for the bin.
A burst of colour, a spring in your step, let the show begin. This is a little canvas, painted in amazing colours. Live life in colour!!
This is a detail from my painting, it’s about what’s important, love, hope,joy, faith and courage. Snowdrops are starting to flower and Spring is stirring. Much of this is painted from memory l have also been inspired by the stunning images from the wonderful l love Teesdale Facebook Group.
Light is crucial to life and it determines how we see, this painting is called Peace. These images were taken on the same day in the same room, but not in the same light. One is with in the sunlight and one is not. They look so different. The one in the winter sun is warm and glowing, but muted. The other sharper and more defined. I like them both, sometimes you don’t have to choose.
Winter snowfall ,a detail of my painting Winter Joy. There is beauty in all the seasons.l have used predominantly white in this picture on a coloured background to show snow and frost. It is a phantasmagoria ,a magical imagining of a frozen world.
A midnight blue sky filled with stars shine bright tonight and every night
I had to try and capture the silver birch in the garden that was shimmering with a cascade of yellow leaves, as they fell from the tree. Why the title l just love the song which is so gently wistful as the year turns towards winter. A rogue stroke of the palette knife left a rabbit shape so he developed. I love dogs and birds so they had to be there. I don’t normally paint in portrait but l wanted to convey the height of the tree.Who is the girl, l have no idea.
This week l have been working on a larger painting ,which is not complete,but l did do a pastel sketch of the stunning colour in the sun kissed garden . There is always beauty in nature every day.