Entries by Penny German

Lilac in jug

This glorious lilac was crying out to me from the garden last week and I had a chance to post it today.  I always feel that we’re heading straight into summer when the lilac is over………..bittersweet.

Cabbage and Leeks on Canvas

Before these beauties become a thing of the past until next winter…………thought I’d give them the once over.  Spent rather longer than had hoped but I hope have retained the immediacy I was after.  I was pretty pleased with the end result anyway.  The weather is a bit too nice for soup so they have been used for stock […]

Three Tomatoes

These three lovelies reminded me of my children…………it looks like they’re having an argument!  I loved those glossy skins and wanted to paint them immediately.  Can’t wait for my tomato plants to grow and give me a crop although I doubt very much if I’ll manage anything as gorgeous as these. Still homegrown always taste a lot, lot […]

Dying Parrot on Canvas

Last of the hangers-on, just caught him hiding in the flower bed behind some thuggish cornflowers. Definitely a worthy death.  Had some girlies over for supper the other night and so had been folding napkins……………..I love the shadows on linen and the light coming in from the window caught the front folds.  Can I use tulips in supper?  Probably […]

Daffodil Trio

So you would be right in guessing that the daffodils are over here but whilst I experience a few technical hiccups as a virgin blogger………………….. in the words of Valerie Singleton, ‘’here’s one I made earlier’.  The idea behind this was to try and capture the light falling on the front bloom and the a little […]

Asparagus and Bag

The first of many blogs!  Since today was my first day of producing a small daily painting, I thought I’d start at the beginning of the alphabet…………………..a for asparagus!  I don’t think I’ll follow this order though, besides I don’t have any bananas in the house.  The asparagus was fun to paint, the brown paper […]