Wednesday, 31 December 2008

#38 Broken Second Hand

Happy New Year! This is a broken second hand from a wall clock I have kept, you know just in case. A lot of these will be watched later on this evening as next year grows nearer with 327 more paintings to be made. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

#37 Lump of Earth

Having returned from a seasonal round trip of central England I wanted to paint something that was about coming home. This is a small lump of earth from my back garden, makes me wish I had done a lump of earth from everyones house we visited...maybe next time. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Monday, 29 December 2008

#36 Snowman on a Sledge

This little fellow resides on a wooden christmas tree, it is so cold today I felt the need to paint something that reflected the weather. Oil on gesso 16x 12cm.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

#35 Mini Tankard

Here is a mini beer tankard that stands a mighty 1 inch high, it lives at my partners parents house. Not used for beer drinking. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

#34 Fridge Magnet

Today I have painted a fridge magnet in honour of my two nephews, Joshua and Jack. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Friday, 26 December 2008

#33 Toy Plastic Boulder

I knew Boxing Day would be the hardest to complete a painting in, having spent the day with my sister and my two nephews it seemed only right that I paint one of thier toys. This is a plastic boulder which seemed like a nice follow on from the stone I painted the other day.  Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

#32 Brussel Sprout

Merry Christmas to one and all! I personally dont like sprouts so, rather than eat any today I have painted one, enjoy your christmas dinners! Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.
edit: I did eat some sprouts and actually quite enjoyed them!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

#31 Pool Cue Chalk

I have started to look around peoples houses for objects that I can paint, this is such a find. Many thanks to Lee and Tasha for their kind donation of this pool cue chalk to the Dan Young, Daily cause. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

#30 Stone

Having painted a few things that have been thrown into my garden here is a painting of something I didn't and wouldn't want to have found thrown into the garden. This stone struck me (pun intended) as being very square but also very worn. I like to think it was a cube once upon a time whe the earth was young....

Over Christmas I intend to update the blog as regularly as normal but the Ebay listings may be done in batches, but they will all be listed!

Monday, 22 December 2008

#29 Terrier Ornament

This is the second plastic ornament to appear in our back garden this time it is a model of a dog. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

#28 Hedgehog Ornament

This Hedghog ornament appeared in our back garden some months ago along with another ornament that may get painted tomorrow. I can only assume one of our neighbours was having a clearout and didnt want them to go into landfill. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

#27 Jelly Burger

We finished christmas shoppping today and went for a very tasty burger at 'Burger Burger' in Cheltenham, our complimentary sweet at the end of the meal was two of these jelly burgers and so todays subject was found! Oil on Gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Friday, 19 December 2008

#26 Blue Drawer Knob

This is a drawer knob from a chest of drawers that needs fixing one day soon. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm. A simple pallette used in this painting, only ultramarine and cobalt blue, raw sienna and flake white.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

#25 Bell

The auction for this painting of a bell ends on Christmas Day so I doubt there will be last minute bidders. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

#24 Toy Pound Coin

Here is a toy pound coin how much is it worth? You tell me, bidding starts at 99 pence! Oil on gesso 16cm x 12 cm.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

# 23 Jigsaw Piece

Now, some years ago I started to collect jigsaw pieces that I found as I went about my daily business, unfortunately I have since lost most of them. This one however has always held my interest, I particularly like the coloured stripes. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.
edit: This is from a Beatles Jigsaw and not one I found. It has now rejoined its jigsaw brothers and sisters.

Monday, 15 December 2008

#22 Chocolate Reindeer

Here is a tasty chocolate reindeer made with a cherry nose, almond ears, silver ball eyes and (the best bit) pretzels for antlers. Happy Birthday to its creator, Willem Adams! Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

#21 Liquorice Allsort

Here is another sweet from my, diminishing, sweet collection used in two painting classes this week. Four different yellows were used in this painting colour fans; Naples, Cadmium light, cadmium medium and plain old cadmium. Agian, the subject of this painting is no longer with us. Oil on gesso 16cm x12cm.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

#20 Marshmallow Mushroom

I wanted to paint something completely different from yesterdays charcoal. A marshmallow mushroom, the subject of this painting, I am sad to say no longer exists. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Friday, 12 December 2008

#19 A Lump of Charcoal

This is an unusual one, following on from the pieces of timber I have painted a lump of charcoal. I always thought I would make a drawing with it but as it turns out I have made a painting of it. Oil on Gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

#18 Small Wedge

This could be the last in a triptych of pieces of timber, this one has actually been used a door wedge in my office, oil on gesso 16cm x 12 cm.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Monday, 8 December 2008

#15 A small piece of MDF

This is a small piece of MDF from my timber offcuts collection. Oil on gesso 16 cm x 12cm.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

#14 Toy Wooden Fox

Here is the last in the wooden toy series, a fox. Just vermillion, viridian, flake white, the tiniest bit of ultramarine blue and raw sienna used for this one. Oil on gesso and 16 cm x 12 cm.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

#13 Toy Wooden Squirrel

The lost squirrel, found! Number six in a series of seven of these wooden toys the seventh will be painted tomorrow. Oil paint on gesso board, size 16cm x 12 cm.

Friday, 5 December 2008

#12 Toy Wooden Sheep

Exciting news, I have now found more of the wooden toys from this set, here is the sheep, there are two more which I plan to paint over the weekend. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

#11 Toy Wooden Camel

This will be the last in the little series of toy wooden things, unless I find the squirrel that I know is around somewhere! Oil on gesso and 16cm x 12 cm.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

#10 Toy Wooden Hedgehog

This is the third in a mini series of wooden cut out toys this is either a hedgehog or a porcupine! size is 16cm x 12cm and is painted with oil on Gesso panel.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

#9 Toy Wooden Farmer

This rather sinister looking fellow is a farmer from the same set as the tree from yesterday, Size of the painting is 16cm x 12cm and is oil on gesso prepared panel.

Monday, 1 December 2008

#8 Toy Wooden Tree

The start of week two and through my streaming nose and thumping head I have made a painting of a toy wooden tree size 16cm x 12cm.