Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Getting bigger

Oil on wood 40x54cms

I have been painting.... I paint most days, but recently I've been dedicating my time to some bigger paintings. (I'll post those at a later date).  I got a bit bored with the small 20x20cms format so I decided to change everything around for a while.

This cherry painting is somewhere in between, it's long and narrow and the cherries are really big. I enjoyed painting this one...I love the colours. The background is roughly painted in gold, it took quite a few layers to get a reasonably compact colour.

This painting is available from my Etsy shop if you've got place for it on one of your walls!
Etsy shop DustyLane Studio

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The 'orange' season

oil on wood, 20x20cms SOLD

Time flies...! We are nearing the end of February and I still feel as the year has just begun.
I've been painting some larger works and have yet to finish them off and photograph them.  For now here's a painting from last year that happily sold straightaway.
We are well into the 'orange ' season and the trees here are heavy with fruit, the lemons are nearly ready so the drive down the dusty lane is quite colourful!

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy 2018 !!

Wishing everyone who takes the time to view or comment on my blog a very, very happy and serene 2018.
Who know what this year will bring? 
Thank you for your continuing  support, it's very much appreciated.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

It's all about Summer


I don't think it's a secret that I love to paint fruit!?  Here is a couple from this summer, apricots, strawberries and cherries.  All my favourite colours.

Available on Etsy

Monday, 11 September 2017

Fireworks and Toffee apples

'Toffee apples' oil on wood 20x20cms, available on Etsy

The summer holidays are over and it's back to school this week.  I'm not a big fan of extremely hot weather and spend most of August at home so now  the worst of the heat has gone it's time to get moving again.

During the summer months the evenings are the best time to take a walk or socialise and you often find young children playing on the seafront up until midnight.  It's that time of year when each village or town has it's annual festival or  'feste' to honour their patron saint.

These are busy occasions with funfairs, stalls and fireworks.

People come from all over to enjoy special traditions to each town and to see the free concerts or sit out and eat on the streets. 

Even the horses get dressed up ready to pull their Sicilian carts!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Reflections of Verona

oil on wood 20x20cms available from my Etsy shop

I wanted to try something a bit different and usually my little experiments  remain on my studio shelf but this one I quite like.  What do you think?
This is the reflection of buildings along the river Adige in Verona.  It was a freezing winter's day with small amounts of snow still left in the shady areas of the river bank.  Verona can be a very busy place in the summer with tourists filling the squares and streets but it was far nicer in cold January even if my fingers and everything else was frozen!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Not sour at all......

oil on wood 20x20cms Available here

The painting above is my latest painting of Grapes.  Then I noticed just how many times I've painted grapes.

Here are some of them....

...and there are quite a few!  Do I have grape problem?

They are lovely to paint, especially when they are sitting by the window in natural light.

I don't have any plans to stop!


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