Flat iron

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

I bought this old iron from Charlotte Supple Interiors when we were at the Country Living Fair.  It’s a lovely rusty old thing but I’m quite pleased to be the owner of a big steam-breathing monster………it makes life a lot easier.



Turnips and tiles

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

I’m just loving turnips at the moment (painting them that is).  I once had the most delicious stir-fry involving turnips in a Korean restaurant in Bangkok.  Wish I could emulate it.  In the meantime, just love these purple-bottomed lovelies.  I think maybe I painted them because I went to see Wuthering Heights last night…………..very good, very arty, low budget as in lots of Yorkshire mud and no soundtrack………very bleak, very ” turnips for breakfast, dinner and tea……eee ek”.





Cherries and rice bowl

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

Luckily I painted these at the end of last week.  Had I left it till today it would have been unfortunate as, over the weekend, they have hardened to little black pellets!  A really busy weekend and feeling the pressure now as the pre-Christmas panic sets in.


Cherries and wallpaper

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

There were some cherries in the supermarket this week albeit from Chile.  That amount of colour at this time of year is very welcome however.  Having  the annual extended  family Christmas preamble this weekend so won’t be posting until Monday.  Perhaps will also manage to catch up with The Killing.  I keep trying to do that late at night but falling asleep.


Fig and half

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

I tried something different – painting on a prepared dark background.  It has a different effect  and I will try it a few more times to see how it goes.

I’m a bit tired today having stayed up far too late watching a recording of The Killing – series 2 – brilliant stuff and what a jumper!  My Danish is coming on a treat.



Marmite jar

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

Hmm.  Love it or hate it?   Love it, definitely.  After a childhood raised on Bovril, I was converted upon marriage.  I’ve never looked back.



Scissors and pencils

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

I had a bit of a reprieve from painting fruit and veg.  This jar was sitting on the desk in our study so I thought…………..why not?  Foggy Sunday, gloomy and not much light.   A nice lamb stew and a roaring fire this evening.

Sloes and jug

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

More sloes and my favourite jug.  I have just finished my ”book on CD” which I’ve been listening  to whilst painting.  I must be getting old, have enjoyed North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell…………..eeee ‘ec,  a right rippin’ yarn…………lots of heaving bosoms and misunderstandings, unrequited love and maiden’s blushes. Back to Ipod tomorrow.

Off to find the gin bottle now………….for the sloes, obviously.


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

These were picked in order to make some sloe gin to make ”slogasms” (sloe gin and fizz) but so far, they have still to make it into the gin bottle.  Will there be any left to put them in?



Cherry and chocolate feast

8''x8'', oil on gessoboard,

Here’s the other painting that I did of the cherries and chocolate back in the summer for my god-daughter.   Personally, I don’t like the combination of fruit and chocolate.  I’m totally outnumbered in my house when it comes to chocolate.  I live with four ”fruit and nut” devotees.  I am alone in my preference for ”whole nut”’.  Needless to say, I don’t get my way which is probably better for the waistline.