Wednesday, 30 June 2010

#219 Day Lily


Day lilly...daily..get it! They only flower for a day but then the next day another one appears. No football today so no football reference to shoehorn in! Watercolour and pencil 29cm x19cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

#218 Flamenco Postcard


Spain playing again this evening, I dug this postcard Debbie bought in spain a few years back you may have seen the sort of thing with real fancy, bright material stuck on to make the pretty flamenco ladies' dress extra vibrant and exciting! Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm click here to bid.

Monday, 28 June 2010

#217 Babybel


A Babybel cheese for the Netherlands. Watercolour and Pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

#216 England Horn


My England horn was no use today unfortunetely however I have been doing some research and it transpires that I am actually Spanish. Qué sorpresa, vaya España y marcar muchos goles de David Villa y Fernando Torres! Watercolour and pencil 29cm x19cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

#215 Hot Dog


This is a sweetie hot dog, one of the most quintessential foodstuffs of America, hot dogs not sweetie hot dogs. Painted today because the USA are playing football tonight against Ghana, whilst tomorrow is England's knockout match with Germany..so that will be a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon....not! I am loving how obscurely these paintings are relating to the world cup. I expect tomorrows picture will be more directly footyball related. watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Friday, 25 June 2010

#214 Tin of Paprika

I have been looking out for objects linked to the various nations that are involved in the world cup footballing tournament that is going on at the moment on the day of each painting. I realise I have found mostly things made in or pertaining to Europe, no surpise really living.. as I do ..in Europe. But interesting nonetheless. This is Spanish paprika... Spain went through this evening and the knockout part of the tournament will begin tomorrow, how exciting. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x19cm click here to bid.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

#213 Colosseum

I had to commemorate the poor italians going out of the world cup this afternoon. I am also testing my new ability to blog from my mobile phone, how is it for you? Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

#212 Glenn Johnson


Well, its a little Glenn Johnson 'Stick on yer fridge toy'...it's actually called a 'Soccer Sucker' (you can see the sucky bit underneath Glenn). You find them in little footballs from supermarkets and they stick on things like windows and fridges. They must have been put together some time ago because there are lots of players in the set who aren't in the squad. Glen is and he played against Slovenia this afternoon and we (England) won! Woo Hoo! Congrats to all you Americans out there and commiserations to all you Slovenians (I've checked and, so far, no-one from Algeria has visited the blog but commiserations anyway). I am going to continue my recovery from the football this afternoon, it is said a lot but, it isn't easy watching England play football. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

#211 Vine Leaf


I wanted to paint something typical of one of the teams in action today....France..South Africa...Uraguay...Mexico...Nigeria... Greece... Argentina and South Korea were all playing today so I was spoilt for choice a bit. I went for the Greeks (mostly because we have a vine in the greenhouse) and the vine leaf is a staple of Greek food plus it is one of the two countries I have visited, with France. But the less said about French footballers the better I think. Go Europe! Watercolour and pencil 29cm x19cm click here to bid.

Monday, 21 June 2010

#210 Guernica (old Keyring)


It took Picasso months to paint the original Guernica which I think is one of the most important paintings ever made. I painted my version (probably not one of the most important paintings ever made) during half time of the Spain v Honduras match in the world cup. It used to be Debbies keyring I brought when I went to Madrid a few years ago, but unfortunetely it broke and now lives in the studio. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm .

Sunday, 20 June 2010

#209 Chocolate Football


I have seen these everywhere, the little chocolate footballs not footballs in general. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

#208 Dutch House


Holland won this afternoon so I thought it would be a good opportunity to paint one of the little Dutch houses we bought when we went to Amsterdam a few years ago. We have six (all different styles) and I decided I would paint a house for each Dutch goal (not sure what I would have done ifno goals were scored!) So the final score was Holland 1-0 Japan so One house! Still life, football, delfware, architecture I could only make this more Dutch if I painted some cheese covered in red wax next to it! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9xm click here to bid.

Friday, 18 June 2010

#207 England Shirt Keyring

I'm not usually one for flag waving and patriotism but I have always loved the football World Cup and especially England matches (I say love, obviously they are the most difficult, nervous vomit inducing sporting events that you can watch) However that is all going to change tonight in the England v Algeria match! Common Inglaaand! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

#206 Jelly Trophy


I am afraid no-one guessed correctly the final jelly sweetie is a trophy! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

#205 Football Jelly Sweet


There must be a football jelly sweet in the football themed bag of jelly sweets, and there is...well was. One more jelly to go tomorrow can anyone guess what it is? Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9xm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

#204 Jelly Football Shirt

Yep I have a whole pack of these! The red ones are the best though.Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Monday, 14 June 2010

#203 Jelly Football Boot


A football jelly sweet, I chose a yellowish /gold one to represent the golden boot awarded to the highest goal scorer in the world cup, and yes I am attempting to paint a world cup related object throughout the tournament, be warned I predict the link to football will be veeery tenuous on some days. Wish me Luck! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

#202 Cream 'Vuvuzela' Horn


Horns seem to be a big part of supporting football in South Africa, so I am renaming this a Cream 'Vuvuzela' Horn. Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

#201 Face Paint


This is a set of England face paints to celebrate the England Football teams trouncing of the USA football team later on this evening! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Friday, 11 June 2010

#200 Turf


If you thought you could escape the world cup here, sorry! But to celebrate the start of the Football World Cup in South Africa I have painted a piece of my own football pitch (back garden!). Its also day #200 of this years paintings so, give a good ole' blow on yer Vuvuzula for me please! Watercolour and pencil 29cm x19cm click here to bid.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

#199 Roll of Cotton


This caught my eye because of the yellow bobbin. I like the word bobbin. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

#198 Plant Label

My search for an object to paint took me outside this evening first I got caught by the strawberries and how they need netting, then I weeded a bit of the garden around some lettuces...finally I got to the greenhouse and was looking through a pot of 'things' and found a few old plant labels and chose this one because I really want the purple sprouting broccoli to grow and I thought it nice and ironic that there is no purple (the colour) on the label, just some yellow (contrasting to purple) which I think was some seaweed plant food. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

#197 Empty Watercolour Pan

As you can see I am very very close to running out of Magnesium Blue (dont worry I have a tube as well!) I have painted this already this year but it had more paint in it then and was with its colour brothers and sisters.

Mag. Blue has been a revelation to me throughout this years paintings. I have used it a lot to make the shadows on the watercolours have a bit of life to them. Before I discovered it (in my tin!) I would probably have used cobalt or ultramarine blue but, I prefer the slightly unusual/turquoise nature of this blue. The dark bit in this painting is some leaked Paynes Grey from the neighbouring pan. Watercolour and pencil (and magnesium blue) 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Monday, 7 June 2010

#196 Mushroom


I made Pizza this evening and covered them with thinly sliced mushrooms..mmmm bella funghi! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

#195 Two Potatos



I found these chitted pots ina abg in the veg drawer left uneaten they attempted to grow into plants but, sadly for them, they are now compost fodder. watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

#194 Adjustable Wrench


Wierdly enough I use this to tune my olive oil can guitar, it doesnt adjust anymore unfortunately but it is the perfect size for the nuts I used as tuning pegs. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Friday, 4 June 2010

#193 Taco



Taco's for dinner tonight! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14 cm click here to bid.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

#191 Melon Skin


In a world that is full of complicated ideas like hadron colliders, the economy and long division it's nice to paint the slice of watermelon you just ate because you liked the way it looked and tasted. Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

#190 Orchid Compost

Repotted two orchids today and this is some bits of the compost I used, mostly bark with some volcanic rock. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm click here to bid.