When I’m not writing I love to paint

December 23, 2009

When I’m not writing I love to paint. Here are several paintings that I have done over the years.
Each one is made using just household paints, and canvas blocks. I found that I could repaint the canvas many times. This proved very useful in the early stages, as I hadn’t painted for years.
I particularly like lighthouses and seascapes. The man standing in this one is my husband in silouhette.

A lovely desert scene. It shows a sandstorm raging in the background.

The ice scene is made using pearlescent paint mixed with household paints. This one, is a project still to be finished.

I really enjoyed painting these pyramids.

Another lighthouse, with dramatic sky.

This really is an inexpensive way of creating dramatic art work. Be assured that all the paint used is just household paints. In effect these are acrylic based paints, and work particularly well.

After the painting is ready, I spray with a protective layer of varnish.

Hope every one has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year



  • booklover0226 January 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Those a really beautiful, Jan. I really like the one with the pyramids. I have a passion for Egyptian items.

    Tracey D

  • Jan Bowles January 4, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Thank you Tracey. I really love painting deserts. I particularly enjoyed painting the pyramids. Jan