Monday, November 28, 2016


Abandoned.
Ink Pigment on Acrylic Paper.
A4(11.5" x 8")
Photo courtesy of Deb Snelson
http://www.debsnelsonphotography.com

I couldn't resist this subject when I saw it. I worked from a photo I found online, and asked the photographer if I could use it for a painting to which, I am glad to say, she agreed.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grey Heron


Juvenile Grey Heron
Pastel Pencils on Mi Teinte Pastel Paper
8"x12"

I love Herons, they remind me sometimes of sentries outside Buckingham Palace, they can stay so still, both when perching and fishing, when they can stab like lightning and bring out a fish which they swallow whole.

Friday, October 7, 2016


Magpie Morning
Soft pastel and pastel pencils on pastel paper.


I thought I would go back to the bird paintings for a while, so tried this one with pastels. Not a superstitious person but the old chant "one for sorrow , two for joy" came to me, so put the other one in on the ground.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Peek a Boo


Oil on Canvas Board
7"x5"

Using up oil paint left over from classes , it made a nice change from the ink pigment I have been using lately. I had a small painting on a canvas board that I had discarded, unfinished, so decided to use the board.
I have painted so many derelict cottages lately I thought a derelict car would be a nice change, still the same theme though.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Derelict farmyard

Ink pigment and acrylic paint on acrylic paper.
11.5" x 8"

Really on a roll with these ink pigments although I have used small amounts of acrylic paint on this one. Another derelict farmyard that I would love to own, but wouldn't have the energy to renovate. Looking for a name for the painting....any suggestions?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016



Ink pigment on watercolour paper.
Image size 12"x 8"
Framed size 16"x 12"
I found this beautiful old wooden house in the middle of the forest on a birdwatching trip to Poland a few years ago. It seemed abandoned but had a satellite dish, so maybe it was lived in.Would have loved to own it , in such an idyllic spot.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016



Derelict Cottage 2. Ink pigment on watercolour paper. Image size 295 x 210 mm.

Another in the series, "Derelict Cottages",