Monday, 20 July 2015

Changed my mind - a woman's prerogative!!!

I've decided to go back to my old blog The Lazy Artist I'm sorry for messing you around but it's got a more unusual name and seems to be much easier for people to find!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Getting there!

At last I've covered the whole canvas – but there's still a whole lot of refining to do! I'm really pleased with the way this one has come out – which is rare for me. Because I only had an old print of Mitch the springer, I had to paint him loosely - so the whole painting has to be loose – something I'm always trying to achieve. I've got to resolve not to start using smaller brushes and putting in too much detail now!

Thursday, 15 January 2015


Just an update on my progress on the oil painting of Mitch and Dexter - sorry about the poor photo but it seems to be coming on ok!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Brand New Year

Happy New Year everyone! (although I think I'm saying this to thin air as I don't think I have any followers yet!!) I am resolved this year to work on my painting as hard as I can and spend as much time doing it as possible. I'm starting the new year with a new project - which is to paint these two fellows for some friends of mine. Mitch, the springer spaniel on the left, is sadly not with us any more and I have some old photos of him which I am trying to combine with recent photos of Dexter, on the right. It could be a bit of a challenge!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Naughty Seagulls

I recently went on a trip to Lyme Regis, where we sat in a pub garden and had lunch. The seagulls were quite persistent, hanging about looking a bit scary all the time we were eating - this is one of them. It's painted in quite a loose style for me, which I like. Oil on board 8 x 6"

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Molly in Bletchingdon

This is a small (8x6) oil painting I did a while ago of Molly on one of her favourite walks. It's a beautiful walk in Bletchingdon near where I live and the views are fantastic. You feel as if you're miles from anywhere.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Springer Spaniel Portrait

I'm still keeping my hand in with animal portraits, always learning new techniques and continuing to develop a distinctive style. With this one I added a background from another photograph and used a very detailed approach on his head, almost painting every fur! This is something I always find myself compelled to do, even if I try to use a looser style! It can be a very time consuming way of painting.