The Vase +

I hope you remember that vase I post here few weeks ago.. I was not sure about the flowers colour and if it look good enough? So I thought I had to change it and make it more lively.. something was missing for me. What do you think?

The Vase a

Shopping with mum

We all remember as youngsters going shopping with mum. Ok it probably was not in a nice shopping mall but in the main high street, but it is all changed and very quick. Some probably would not know what i am talking about… (hide your age Doron). When Violet painted her shop fronts I was working doing mine.. I had one shop in mind but with the exictment, I ended up doing the mall. I put the first stage here below and added the finish painting at the end, Knowing me I’ll tweak it up again.. Enjoy

Shopping with mum

and Dad too

Final Shopping with Mum Again

The view from The window

Some time ago I have started painting the view from my class window looking outside in Oil. I never finished it and always felt that something was missing but was not sure what. The other day I saw a picture of a cat and decided that’s it, I need to add the cat somehow to my unfinished window’s picture and now I have done it… I think ‘Pussycat View’ is ready. OK at least in my view…

Pussycat View


Some time I find I enjoy just sketching and don’t feel I need to add any colour at all… It is another way to tell a story.. to practice. No doubt it is another safe way for people who not sure yet how to use colours, you can also rub it off and correct.. Although I normally prefer to avoid rubbing off when I can… Just do another line where you think it should go. I am sure the next time you sketch you would not put that extra line.. Normally some of my sketches I turn to colour paintings anyhow. enjoy

Last Look White Fields


I have an idea and I need to use candles in a picture for a competition.. so I have decided to practice as I never painted any and was not sure how you paint the light.. and how you do the wax dripping off?

Candle Yellow Glow

Painting with Muriel

In recent days Muriel got some photos and we exchanged painting. Muriel used to paint but stopped for some time and recently she got the bug again when I put some of my work on my Facebook page. So we managed to turn the fire back on again let see how we progress. We have a rejoining old artist to our troops… Don’t think twice pick up a brush with some paints and join us too…. yes you that reading. Here are a couple of mines which I have painted from the pictures…

Baaaaaaaa Muriel view


I read last week about The eightbyeight Project that was set up to support the work of Camille’s Appeal, the children’s brain tumour charity

In April 2013 the eightbyeight Project are bringing an exciting and innovative exhibition to Eden Court, Inverness.
‘Childhood Explored’ will feature donations of work from around the UK and beyond, from professional, semi-professional, student and hobbyist artists, photographers, craftspeople and other creatives from diverse disciplines, celebrating what Childhood means to them, and raising awareness of Camille’s Appeal’s vital work. All profits raised from the sale of work go directly to the charity.

Recently I had posted ‘Young Pose’ one of my recent paintings the ‘Fear’, yes about that nice little English Springer dog. The dogs had connection to my children and was a present for my daughter 7 years birthday. I have decided to donate it for the charity and hope that it will make someone smile and they can donate something towards this important charity. I hope you are all going to visit the site and support this charity even if it is with something little (Please click the link here). Thank you for your support.



Muriel, posted for me few pictures she took today on her Facebook page of the place where she live. If you only saw those pictures, each one was like a small post card asking to be painted. She is living in Cumbria which is a beautiful area, in my view like switzerland. I quickly sketched a couple as soon as I saw them and I hope you can also see why this area is so beautiful and pictures. I had to add another one which was done later on. I have some water colours sitting beside me on the desk and every time when I see a nice picture if I have time it get sketched on a 15×20. I use it to exercise, either with water colours or pencil, as a friend in my club suggested, to improve paint at least one a day. If it looks special, it probably will turn one day for an acrylics, or oil painting.

SwissCumbria If only I had my sandwichesnever shy of a challengewhite fields

Tea for Two

Violet, I enjoyed your green tea so much that I had to return your favour and invite you for one also. I can see from here that you are so busy sketching at the moment so how about a short break… I had to invite Poppy too..she loves a cup of tea around miday… Enjoy.Image