Christmas Paintings!

Hello! I hope you’re week has gotten off to a good start.

I’ve spent the morning uploading Christmas paintings to my shop and couldn’t wait to share them with you, they’re so cute! It does feel a little early for Christmas stuff to me but I had a few days when I was in a holiday mood and painted these small gnome paintings.

Head over to my shop to see the full versions!

I’m also selling these cute gift tags with golden wooden pegs… I’ve also used these myself to decorate some gift wrapping examples that I’ll be sharing with you later in the week.

I think I’ll spend the rest of today painting, I have so much to do! Have a good Monday!

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Giveaway, Giveaway: Win this fall-inspired painting!

I have some exciting news for you today, I’m giving away this painting to one of my lovely readers!

It measures 15 x 21 cm (6″ x 8.3″) and as you can see is painted on some really thick paper (640 gsm, handmade in India). Fall has finally arrived here in Switzerland, the vines around our village are turning yellow and it’s getting really chilly, I’ve had to turn the heating on. This painting was inspired by this wonderful season.

To enter, simply ‘Like’ RosannaBurfordStudio on Facebook!

To double your chances of winning, comment on this post letting me know what you love most about fall!

The winner will be drawn at random on Friday, 18 October.

Think this little painting would look great in your home or as a gift to a friend? Hurry and enter!

Good Luck, Rosanna

succulent in blue jar

This beautiful small painting is now available in my shop!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RosannaBurford?ref=si_shop

I love succulents, they remind me of California. They are perfect plants, so easy to look after, pretty AND prickly! And there are sooo many different types!

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And here are some photos showing the process of painting this! I started off drawing the chevron pattern in pencil, then coloured it in light grey and then drew out the jar and succulent. I painted the jar first and then every leaf individually. I love the fresh happy colours!

painting: blue bottle

Just 10 minutes ago I finished this painting and couldn’t wait to post it here!

Sadly, the photo doesn’t do it justice at all, somehow I couldn’t get the light right today…

I love love love blue glass everythings! I’m actually collecting jars and painting them blue because I want more blue glass around. This particular bottle was always blue, has a beautiful turquoisy colour and usually sits on a window sill in my old room. It’s always good to paint things that have sentimental value!

I painted it from a photo I took a while ago, it’s acrylic on canvas and 90 x 70 cm (35″ x 28″).

This painting is available in my shop! www.etsy.com/shop/RosannaBurford?ref=si_shop

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I’d love to hear what you think, hope you’re having a great Friday!

painting berries

There are paintings (like this one) when I actually think I’m getting better at realistic painting. However, sometimes I’m painting something and it looks nothing like the ‘real deal’. Well, I guess that’s the whole idea of painting anyway. If I really wanted to capture reality, then I should be focusing on photography!

Soo … this is it, my most recent painting. A cherry and two blueberries lying in a puddle of water.

 

And here’s a photo of my partners in crime, the cherries! DSC01509

chasing cars …

Cars are a challenge to paint.

I must admit this painting is not one of my recent ones. However, it is one of my most cherished and therefore deserves to be posted as one of my first posts.

When we will settle in a new home of our own again, I will be able to hang it up on a wall where it belongs. I think it would go very well in my fiancé’s future home office!

my first painting post!

After having posted photos of Barbados, I have decided to introduce you to one of my most recent paintings!

I painted it as a present to my fiance after he told me that Barbados was where he decided to marry me. He eventually proposed on a similarly wind-swept beach in Scotland.

 

The inspiration for this painting came from two photos I took at the beach of which one of them is shown in my previous post. I am totally in love with that house overlooking the beach, it must have a stunning view.

Let me know what you think!