Thursday, July 20, 2006

Just a quick note to say that I haven't forgotten about my everyday painting project, my plate is really full at the moment and as soon as I have some free time I will return to painting.

Thanx for all the support and I will be back soon!

Friday, June 09, 2006


Perfume Bottle

by Maxine Frances
6"x5"
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I can't think of something more challenging to paint than glass. However it is really rewarding when it works well. This is a bottle of perfume that was given to me on my birthday. The bottle is so charming and unique I couldn't help but paint it.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Paintbrush
by Maxine Frances

Monday, June 05, 2006




Chinese Takeaway
by Maxine Frances
5"x5"
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An original Chinese takeaway box all the way from Chinatown, Boston. A friend of mine recently went to Boston and brought back this box, full of delicious treats (not Chinese). I have never actually been to Boston, but I thought it was nice of her to bring me an original chinese takeaway box, that we always see in the movies...
What better way to capture a gorgeous gift than in oils?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Daisy

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Butterfly on flower


Butterfly on Flower
by Maxine Frances
5"x5"
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Since starting my everyday paintings I have always wanted to do an abstract painting. Of all my paintings posted here this is the most abstract. I limited my my time allocation to paint this painting and it was quite an enjoyable challenge. I am inspired to paint a completly abstract postcard size painting, but I think that will happen later in month.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Orange and Blue

Orange and Blue
5"x4.5"
by Maxine Frances
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This is one of the smallest paintings that I have painted since I started painting daily. I quite like the size of it, its cute. It didn't take that long to paint either, about one and half to two hours. This is definately one of my favourites!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Paintbrushes

Paintbrushes
By Maxine Frances



My first painting for the month. After a very long break, it feels good to be back.
I love this subject matter, and I'm sure that many artists would agree. Even after a long painting day, whether successful or not, there is something very satisfactory about cleaning ones brushes. This painting could be seen as a tribute to my brushes.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Thank you to everyone who visited and had a look at my work. Those of you that followed my blog will know that at the beginning of the month I set out a target/goal for myself. I wanted to complete one postcard size painting a day for the entire month of April. Regular followers will know that I didn't quite reach my goal but I did manage to complete 11 paintings, which is better than none, right?
I will try and increase this number this month, after a couple days off. I was thinking of running with a theme this month and I thought black and white paintings would be nice, but I'm still not to sure about this. I guess you all going to have to wait and see.

Saturday, April 29, 2006