Saturday, July 08, 2017

Monday, July 03, 2017

"Shorn Alpaca. Where's My Fleece?"

There are a couple of Alpaca farms, that I know of, here in Brittany ... and what beautiful animals they are. So full of character - and attitude! This painting was inspired by a very recently shorn Alpaca whose indignance you can see in her eyes.

"Shorn Alpaca. Where's My Fleece" is available on Etsy. Just click the image.

"Red Sail"

After a long spell whilst tending to family needs and then moving house, I'm settling down to paint again .. yay! To get me back into the swing of it, I'm going for a painting a day using acrylic on paper with my usual free style with unexpected colours.

Here's "Red Sail", now available on Etsy. Just click the image!

Palette Knife Painters Group Images 19 June to 2 July 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

"A Spiritual Journey" by Lynda Cookson

The wind is howling today, spattering rain drops on windows and thoroughly wetting everything I have outside which I'm trying to keep dry! We've recently moved house and haven't been able to put everything in its allotted space yet. So I thought a little bit of peace and calm was required. Hence "A Spiritual Journey" with its calm green, dusky pink and cloudy blue.

"A Spiritual Journey" by Lynda Cookson

Detail of "A Spiritual Journey" by Lynda Cookson

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Pink Ballet Shoes" by Lynda Cookson

Music and dance have always been important stimulants for me. In fact, my first own-business was a ballroom dance studio! I have never had a ballet lesson but had contact with ballet teachers, as well as Spanish dance teachers, which gave me a taste of the depth and love in their lives. To me, ballet shoes are things of real beauty ... from the perfection of their own creation, to the support, love and life they give to their dancers - all finally depicted in their wrinkles, stains and frays.

"Pink Ballet Shoes" is still for sale and you just need to contact me.

 "Pink Ballet Shoes" by Lynda Cookson

Detail of "Pink Ballet Shoes" by Lynda Cookson

Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Piggy Sam"

At the turn of the century, when we had just emigrated from SA to Ireland, and I was battling to absorb my new cool environment, I turned to humour in painting and created the Musical Piggy Collection. "Piggy Sue" and "Buddy Hoggy" were followed by "Pig Floyd" and "The Carpiggers". Finally - "Piggy Sam" whose slim connection to music came from "Play it again Sam"

"Piggy Sam" by Lynda Cookson

"Sophia's Pointes"