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Showing posts from August, 2014

100 days of painting continues...

Here's a small selection of what I've been painting in the last couple of weeks.... It's been a bit hard to keep going as other parts of my life have got really busy.  So...hanging onto the project by a thread :)

Jill xx


A week ago I was lucky enough to be given a big bunch of daffodils! I adore yellow flowers...particularly daffodils. So sunny and cheerful... And while they reined supreme on my book shelf some of their lovely bright color crept into the little paintings I was doing. Of course I couldn't resist trying to paint one. Hmmm...very hard to do. The perspective...the delicate papery feel... Oh dear!  All I can say is...plenty of room for improvement...but you've got to start somewhere ? Right?

Jill xx

Winter flowers....

In between the dreariness of winters rainy days there are increasing numbers of flowering trees. Bulbs are coming up and plants that have been pretty dormant throughout the winter are tentatively putting out new growth. The sun, when it's out, is a little warmer and the days are slightly longer. It's lovely to see these early signs that spring is on its way.

But right's raining and as evening sets in...cold! :)

Here's a selection of the paintings I did in the last week.

Today is day 32 of the 100 days project. I haven't done today's painting yet...but if you'd like to see what other peoples people are up to with their 100 days projects take a look at the website. Just click randomly on a name. Apparently there are over 2000 people taking part, so you can imagine the variety of projects. Amazing! I hope you have a lovely week... Jillxx

My wooden quilt so far...

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! Jill xx

A quarter of the way....

Yesterday was day 25 of the challenge I am doing , where I aim to paint a small painting everyday for 100 days.
It is late winter here in New Zealand and the camellias are flowering. I have been picking them to put in vases on my windowsills. Some of the flowers fade quite quickly, but most last at least four days once cut.

 Yesterday, day 25 of my painting challenge, I decided to paint a sprig of one of the smallest Camellias in the garden, called Transpink.

 Here are some of the other paintings I have done in the past 4 days...

Jill xx