Copper in watercolour.

Every year I paint my paintbrushes intheir copper containers and every year I say the same thing: that I want to replace the copper bowls with stoneware containers, simply because the copper is too high maintenance.But once the copper is cleaned and buffed, I succumb before their splendour and so the paintbrushes stay in copper containes yet another year.

This second sketch was done in 2016, also of my copper containers.

Two chickens and a dog in oil.

We have had rainy weather lately, not to mentions storms causing trees to fall and roofs to fly.I am eager to get outdoors to paint plein air, bu in the meantime I honed my skills a bit with animal painting. My chickens, Omelette and Rembrandt and our German shepherd Lindiwe.

Omelette

oil on board, 30x40cm

Omelette in oil

Blocking in shapes for Rembrandt

Rembrandt inoi

Rembrandt

oil on board, 30x40cm

Rembrandt in oil, 40x30cm

Lindiwe

oil on board, 30x40cm

Lindiwe in oil, 30x40cm

blocking in shapes for Lindiwe in oil

Lindiwe in oil, 30x40cm-001

on the easel

Lindiwe in oil, 30x40cm-002