Thursday, 23 January 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2014."

Casper: Your hair is knotty and wild, this is the expression you make when you're about to do something cheeky.

Joining in with beautiful Jodi.

Sunday, 12 January 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2014."

Casper: Light of my life.

Linking up with the wonderful Jodi.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Painters Painting

Not much can make me happier than painting on a clean kitchen table, except maybe painting side by side with my son, he painting mangoes and me painting pink gumnuts in water. He gives me a new liberty with my own gesture and use of colour. It's a humbling feeling, to paint next to someone with such innate ability that is one day to be unlearned.

Introducing... Wendy!

So we got another puppy! Her name is Wendy and she is a border collie cross. She is very licky and jumpy and cheeky, just what we wanted! The painting is of Mika our other hairy kid, because I haven't really done any paintings of Wendy yet. 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2014."

Casper: Running free in your birthday suit.

Linking up with the lovely Jodi for another year of 52!

Just a word about last year's project- I am not going to pretend that for several weeks I did not post a portrait of Casper. I'm not sure that I understood what a huge undertaking this project would be for me in 2013- thus the lack of portraits between weeks 40 and 51. That said, I did actually post more than 52 pictures of Casper last year on this blog and I'm too proud and stubborn a person to admit defeat so I am continuing on with the portraits for this year as well! I decided to make it easier for myself and do a combination of photography and painting/drawing which I hope will be an excercise in moderation for me (I tend to overdo things and push myself very hard for no good reason). I am looking forward to a wonderful and productive year of blogging!

Monday, 6 January 2014

New Year

I have been pretty quiet on the old blog lately, so here are some recent paintings to ring in the new year. Happy 2014 and you can expect some changes around here soon!