I took all of my rescued paintings off of my dining room wall and hung up all of my newly framed paintings.  I did say there was some glare!  I think my picture framer did a great job.

I’ve been looking at these paintings to see which ones I like best, but having diverse tastes means that I like them all so finding my ‘style’ is going to be a challenge.  I also enjoyed creating all of them.  There is something for every mood!



img_3393Love – Acrylic on Paper – 9×12 inches

In honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to paint something with a theme, of sorts.  I used three colors here: Mars Black, Titanium White and a metallic blue.  Unfortunately the metallic blue doesn’t photograph well.  There is a bit of a shimmer in the blue I like that you can’t see here.  I am enjoying painting with the black paint and another color, especially blue.

I mentioned that I was having a bunch of paintings framed and I got them back this weekend.  I have them all on my dining room wall.  I think they look great.  However, I can’t photograph them due to massive glare.  I did not use anti-glare glass as it is expensive.  As it was, I spent over £200 on framing and mounting 16 paintings and mounting 2 paintings wrapped in cellophane.   As great as they all look, I can’t justify framing any more paintings at this time, only mounting them ready to be framed.  If I ever end up selling my work, it will be easier to ship if they are mounted only.  (It might happen one day.)  In the meantime, I will just carry on painting!


Something with Poppies


img_3391Something with Poppies – Mixed Media on Paper – A3

My most recent mixed media piece, now off with the picture framer for mounting.  I sent her off with quite a few of the pieces I made since the Xmas holidays.  This one started like the other mixed media pieces – totally random.  The poppies were going to be something else, but ended up as poppies.  I really like poppies, so you may see more of these.

I also have a tip for you.  I went to the paint store over the weekend and came back with a pile of wallpaper samples for my collages.  The paint store is a great cheap (free!) resource for color pallets, and there is some great paper out there.  So go to your paint store!