Saturday, 30 April 2011

#158 Sandpaper

I have been DIYing today, and was using some of this green coloured sandpaper. Now I need to fall asleep in front of snooker, mm similar colour!

Friday, 29 April 2011

#157 Spinach

You might have thought that the royal wedding might have influenced my painting today but it hasn't, we did get our first spinach of the year from the garden so maybe there is a link there. Spinach - popeye - sailor - navy - RAF - Prince William. Mmmm maybe I was influenced by the royal wedding after all.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

#156 Egg Shell from egg #2

This isn't the shell from the egg I painted yesterday..oh no. This is the shell from the second egg to be laid (we think from a different chicken) and it was a double yolker. Wow, we had gammon egg and chips and peas to celebrate. Poached the eggs to perfection and they tasted amazing, thank you chickens, now lay some more.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

#155 Egg#1

Today is a miomentous day it is the day our chickens laid their first egg, it isn't huge but niether is it a 'softie' which don't sound good, or a deformed shape, also not good. Will update you on taste, size of yolk etc tomorrow with a possible cooked egg painting.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

#154 Floorboards

This is a piece of our newly discovered bedroom floor. Lovely grain.

Monday, 25 April 2011

#153 T-Shirt

I bought this spectacular T-shirt the other day, and I have been wearing it today. As you can see it is a bright yellow fly on a bright green background. Marvellous

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

#151 Charcoal

On the face of it not a very sunny day painting but it does mean we will be having a BBQ later on. I also like to think of it as a symphony in black.

Friday, 22 April 2011

#150 Hot Cross Bun

I have painted a Hot Cross Bun on Good Friday for the past two years and saw no reason not to paint on today. I drew one too which was fun. Oh, and I ate one.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

#149 Watering can head

Must remember to water pots, must remember to water pots, must remember to water pots, must remember to water pots...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

#148 Shirt



Today was my yearly clothes shop, the day was largely painless and successful and this is a small part of my new shirt.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

#147 Strawberry

A wonderfully sunny day that has had strawberries eaten during it....I do like being on annual leave.

Monday, 18 April 2011

#146 Slate Paddle stone

more gardening today and one of my jobs was to pick out all of the large stones from the newly raised beds. I found lots of slate paddle stones. This one looks a little like a whales eye and mouth, plankton anyone?

Sunday, 17 April 2011

#145 Timber too

Ok, so I manufactured tonight's detail to make a pair with last nights. This is the other sized timber I am using to buiid the raised beds. One and a half in, with a half to finish tomorrow!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

#144 Timber

We have started the easter holiday garden project today, the final bit of path up to the greenhouse and chickens (still no eggs, but I have a small wager on tomorrow being the day!) also three raised beds for the growing of lettuces. This is a small piece ofcut of wood that I placed on the orange chair outside and when I walked past it you know me and orange!

Friday, 15 April 2011

#143 another Rawl plug

The third in the trilogy and look at the time stamp for todays painting!!!!! I only just made it in time....very nearly my first fail for the entire project phewee!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

#141 Rawlplug in wall

This is the colour of the last room in the house yet to recieve our interior decorative flair, it is a bright sunny yellow and this rawlplug looks exceptionally marvellous inside it.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

#140 Pink Tulips

Debbie was feeling a bit poorly this evening so, I got a bunch of pink tulips on my way home from work, ( reduced to £0.49, bargain!)

Monday, 11 April 2011

#139 Shoe

Not one of mine but a wonderfully coloured and detailed section of one of Debbie's.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

#138 Sun Cream bottle

The first day this year when the suncream comes out. I'm off to put it to good use.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

#137 Spider Hand Puppet

This could be one of things I have owned the longest, my Mum made it when I was tiny fella it now lives in the studio as a studio mascot. It is a glove with a head making it a very clever spider (albeit with 5 legs) puppet. I used to enjoy scaring my sister with it, surely that is what it's for isn't it?

Friday, 8 April 2011

#136 Hammer Handle

This was my Grandad Bill's hammer (I still call it Grandads hammer so, maybe it still is) which is why I love using it but save it for special jobs like tapping in picture hooks or tapping canvas bars together. Basically anything that inviolves tapping things into other things, nothing too bangy that wouldn't do at all.

PS (can you have a ps on a blog post??) There is a cool thing that happens if you click the word handle below..more of those soon!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

#135 Hole in my Hot Waterbottle

If you are following me on twitter you will know I have been feeling under the weather today. You will also know I fell asleep with a hot water bottle this morning and it burst, meaning I woke up in a puddle of clammy warm water and now the sofe is soaked through.  This is the tiny hole in the old perished rubber that led to me and our main seating device getting a good wetting, bah.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

#134 Ocarina Pattern

I haven't succumbed to painting silly toys (well not everyday anyway) but I do like a nice pattern every now and again. Not very often, but every now and again. This is from our ocarina which you can see painted in full here.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

#133 monkey face



I have to stop myself painting small toys like this one otherwise everyday would be a crazy little animal or weird car painting. But, I am a serious artist with serious concerns and ...ah sod it I just might paint silly toys for the rest of the year cos it's too much fun!
Ps if this post goes horribly wrong it's because I am testing a new blogging app

Monday, 4 April 2011

#132 Butternut Sqaush


I was regailing my colleagues about 'weeping' or 'sweating' butternut squashes when they have been cut. Here you can see the beads of liquid form on the rim of the cut. What is interesting is that because I cut the squash at an angle it appears that I painted it badly, I haven't honest.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

#131 Quince Blossom

This is from our ornamental japanese quince, and very ornamental it is too, especially when it is in flower like it is now. Happy Mothers day to all the Mums out there especially mine!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

#130 Melon flesh

I painted the outside of this melon the other day, as I have eaten some tonight, it seems polite to paint the inside today.

Friday, 1 April 2011