Enamel jug

8''x8'', oil on canvas, SOLD

This old enamel jug is used a lot in our house for various things.  I love it’s signs of wear and tear……..it tells of a life well-lived.

sugar snap peas

8''x8'' oil on gessoboard - SOLD

I bought these the other day as I was desperate to paint my broad beans and they weren’t ready.  I will pick them next week and paint them and then squash them on ciabatta with parmesan, lemon and olive oil…………what a treat.

cornishware and lemons

8''x8'', oil on gessoboard - SOLD

Back to an old favourite, the cornishware china.  I’m having a bit of a lemon thing at the moment.  I used up loads of them making elderflower cordial but still had plenty left and was squeezing them randomly into everything.  I think I hit on some new ideas but possibly not to be let loose on the public.  I can’t think why my family thought the steak in ale tasted ”wierd”.

cup and narcissi

8''x8'', oil on gessoboard, SOLD

My daughter won this little cup at school in athletics and as I had to give it back for the next year’s recipient, I thought I’d preserve it for posterity in paint!

tomato quarter on cup

8''x8'', oil on gessoboard

Got a bit of a theme going here.  May as well get it out of my system.

tomato quarter

oil on canvas, 8''x8'' - SOLD

It’s going to be a hot one this weekend apparently, so I went to the greengrocer’s stall today and stocked up on salad stuff.  All we need now is some sunshine and then we can BBQ the steak I bought at the butcher and bingo………….easy suppers.  Apart from a school event tomorrow, we have nothing much planned which means a lovely mellow Sunday in the garden……………mmm, that’s what summer is all about.  Or will I just look at all those weeds and feel the need to jump up…………….oh resist, resist.

Teacup again

oil on gessoboard 8''x8'', SOLD

So these technical gliches are driving me steadily crazy.  I’m just a self-confessed IT Neanderthal and things have got to change.  I’m posting this picture to see how it looks because apparently………..I have pixel problems.  No kidding!

Anyway, it’s two for one today as I’d already posted the Tete-a-tete.


oil on gessoboard 8''x8''

Whilst I am busy sorting out some technical gliches, I thought I would post this painting done back in March.  These little gems were one of the first signs of spring and already, we’re in high summer……………… although nobody thought to tell the weather that.  It would be nice to think that we’ll get some sunshine soon.

White iris

oil on gessoboard 8''x8''

These irises appear in my flowerbed mid-summer but I have no idea where they came from.  I think they may have started life as another colour and then cross-pollonated.  Anyway, they are a welcome sight and give some height to the border.


oil on gessoboard 8''x8''

The garden is full of these at the moment, which is great as they fill in the gaps.  They also cover the verges on the side of the road and are the essence of high summer………………..even in the rain.