When neighbours give you lemons

About a week ago a neighbour from up the street, who we’d never met before, knocked on our door. He was carrying a huge bucket of lemons from their tree and giving them away. I was happy to take some, and to meet someone from the street (I often feel…

Still life with fruit in an ornate urn

The inspiration for this painting once again came from a photo on Pixabay. Because I tend to use fuzzy, out of focus greens as my backgrounds in a lot of portraits, I really wanted to do something different with this one. I took my inspiration from the single white flower…

New painting to be auctioned for local animal charity

“Still life with a basket of apples”, acrylic on canvas, 12×10″. Thanks to Castleguard at Pixabay for the reference. This painting will be auctioned in mid-September by Denise at Paws Inc. to support their ongoing efforts in rescuing dogs from death row here in NSW, Australia. If you’d like to…

It’s a fluke, surely!

If you read my previous post you’ll know that after growing frustration I decided to just paint and see what happened, and the result was a huge surprise (and success). It didn’t take long for my negative self-talk to re-emerge. It must be a fluke. I bet you can’t do…