Monday, 25 June 2018


Hello and welcome to my Monday Blog

Finest Hour   Oils on board

I have always enjoyed making something from leftovers.
Painting old furniture to bring it up to date or finding a use for old discarded items.

This also happens in my studio.  I paint over old pictures and re-use frames.

Last week I was making a new painting and when I changed colours
 I scrubbed the leftover oils on a board.  No plan, just random marks.

By the time my new piece was nearly finished,
 the old board had lots of marks and smears.

It caught my eye as I was clearing up for the day.  Accidently, I had made
something out of nothing....I could see a kind of landscape there.
A spare gilt frame was handy and the right size for the board.
It was one of those 'aha' moments.  I took it in the house
and hung it in my hall.  I gave it the title...'Finest Hour'

Here is a detail of the work...It shows how I smeared and rubbed the oils.
I used a paper palette and blotted the traces of colours here and there.

It may not seem much but I love it.


I was thrilled to receive an award for one of my paintings in the
Lincolnshire Artists' Society Annual Summer Exhibition.

It was the Opening on Saturday and my award is the
Hayward/Oyler Guest Opener's Award.

Here is my painting on the Gallery wall.

All in a Day   Oils on panel

The Exhibition is in Sam Scorer Gallery, Drury Lane, Lincoln
and continues until Sunday 1 July.

Open daily, 10am to 4pm.


It is only a week until my own exhibition with artist friend Denise Hawthorne.
Most of my paintings are packed ready to go but I had some which still needed frames.
  I left it a bit late to have them made so I decided to buy some self-assembly online.

Yesterday I put the pieces around the canvas to see how they might look.

I stood one in my window...

This morning I knocked in the little gadgets to join it all together.
I have colour washed them so they look similar to the work.

We will be hanging our work next Monday and the Show opens Tuesday 3 July.

Here is the information...

We are having 'Meet the Artists Day' on Tuesday from 11am until 3pm.

On a roll...

Sunday in June  Oils and cold wax on canvas  40 x 80 cm.

My painting arm is working overtime.  This painting has been a work
in progress for a few weeks.  It is another of my layered oils and cold wax pieces.

I like the mix of pink and orange with blue and green to rest the eye.
Scratching and scraping I revealed the layers beneath.
A few scribbles completed the picture.
Time for lunch.

Until next Monday...
Thank you for visiting.

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