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  1. Midnight Garden

    Just when I think I have finished my paintings I seem to end up going back to them & working into the midnight hours trying to brighten them up. So this gave me the idea to do a painting of flowers at night so at least I can lighten up for a while & enjoy my natural painting style - dark & heavy!

    I tried to use a mixture of night scented flowers & moths to keep the night-time theme. For the Moonlight I even got to use my pearlised paint which has laid unused in a draw for many years.
    I do quite like this painting as it reminds me of medieval tapestry.

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    First Outline

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    Background colours added.

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  2.  M-daisy mix 182 M-daisymix18B

    June Meadow Mug

    Flower Explosion

    I just went for this one, no messing for hours wondering what to paint. But as usual I painted it too dark & overdid it on the flowers so I spent ages trying to lighten it & get rid of some of the flowers. I wish I could remember that less is more, but I just keep forgetting.




    Painting Halfway 

  3. We were given these Ducks years ago by our next door neighbour & they have lived contentedly in our front garden ever since. I have taken many photos meaning to paint them as they look so lovely. 
    Customers love to personaliise our gifts so I am always looking for new ideas to add wording to my paintings but I started drawing the ducks thinking it was just going to be a straight forward picture, then eureka! 
    I had the idea of personalising the tag hanging on my Olive tree (I brought it in the summer & have still not planted it or cut the tag off). 
    Then I thought about how Roses are often named after people so it morphed into a Rose bush, it's the only way most people can ever have a Rose named after them & it's in plenty of time for Mother's day!

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