Monday, 13 December 2010

Embo Exhibit.

Today my paintings have left my wee flat and have landed at the wonderful Embo Deli at Elm Row Edinburgh. They will be exhibited in Embo for a month and I highly recommend a visit as their food is delicious and what a wonderful quirky cafe.

Airie Night

This is the partner to the painting Air Born. I used contrasting colours very similar scene. I hope to create a daytime air balloon scene. That's not so sinister!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Rolling Sea

Starting to really wish i had a good camera to capture these paintings better. All photos uploaded are taken from my phone camera and look a bit sketchy. Anyways this is another seascape. Not completely sure that its finished yet but for just now i'm done. Might come back to it in a few weeks.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Oil Paints

So i've never painted with oils before but i bought a wee set and had a go. Once i have a proper set I dont I think ill go back to acrylic again. Oil is so much harder to work with but the result is amazing. Dont think this is a very good photo but the atmosphere and finish is just wonderful. So smooth.

Friday, 29 October 2010

New Project.

Progress on this painting has ceased as Ive run out of paint again. Its an expensive hobby this. Ive used an entire bottle of white paint in 3 hours. Not really sure where to go with this but Im going to leave it for today and see what happens.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Fancied a wee change. Unlike most of my other paintings this is land not sea, and bright not dark and moody. This piece is unfinished think needs some touch ups.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

La Vie En Rose

This is a little sunset painted on canvas board. It is thin enough to be framed or could be hung as it is. Paint was applied really thick and colour choice is the result of running out of blue paint. Size A2.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Air Born

I dont really know what to say about this piece. Its just my mad imagination. Again its Acrylic on canvas. Quite a large piece. Think the air balloon may be in trouble.

Lightening House.

Ive ran out of blue paint for just now so the seas and sky's are out of fashion for just now. This painting is sadly already sold but just letting you all have a wee look. Its a light house in a lightening storm. Canvas was 4 different paintings before this final outcome so the paint is very thick and textured.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Caught In The Distance.

This is the first of a series of little paintings im going to put up for sale at around £25. They will be great for christmas presents. They are about A5 in size and painted with acrylic on canvas.

Monday, 4 October 2010

So after the weekends excitement its back to studying and painting. This is a little (huge) something im working on. Basically i want it to be a really cloudy sky with a cheeky bird but all sort of smudged to make it look like its raining. This is the idea anyways...quite often i start off painting something and it comes out an entirely different thing. I feel this one may take all week so ill keep you all posted on how its going.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

My First Painting Sold.

Well ill tell you, im the happiest person alive. I sold my first painting today and i almost cried. It is the middle left picture and by next week it will be off to a new home. This must mean i'm an artist now. What a smile haha.

Artist Studio Open Day.

Today i have some of my work exhibited at wasps art studio open day at West Park Place in Dalry Edinburgh. 11-5 Sat 12-5 Sun. If you like my work come see it in the flesh. There is an added bonus of nice cake and soup at the wee cafe.

Friday, 1 October 2010


This is another peacock painting. I work from imagination so i seem to end up painting the same things. I names this painting Parisa as the name means bird of paradise and it is also my best friends name. I like the colours but would have like a few warmer tones to be present. I may go back to this painting to touch it up.


I textured this canvas before i painted on it using thick lines of acrylic paint. I then painted over this which gives it an nice rough look. Due to the camera quality i dont think it is obvious in this picture. There is not much in the painting but i felt it was finished and i try to stick with my instinct with paintings in fear i may over work them.

Thursday, 30 September 2010


I painted this today and called it "House". I havent painted a nights sky including a moon in a while but i really like how this one has worked out. Its only a wee canvas but very cute. In my latest paintings i have started using paintbrushes and you can see how this changes the texture of the painting. My most current images are a lot smoother with much finer detail.

Only Once Lived.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


I cant decide what to call this piece. Any ideas? I put up 3 photos to show how the painting has progressed. Canvas size 60x80. Picture inspired by a trip to the Blair Drummond Safari Park where i saw a particularly cute peacock. Thought I'd paint him.

Calm and Choppy

As I've only just started this blog I'll have to go back in time with my paintings. I painted this piece on the 10th of September for my boyfriends flat warming present. He created a song to go with it so I will include a link to that for those interested. I'm happy my creativity influenced someone else. It was not taken from any images but from my imagination. To create texture i used bits of cardboard, a pallet knife, rollers and blended with my fingers... who needs paintbrushes.