Painting For Fun Online Gallery

Art works created in the homes of Painting For Fun members during Covid19, whilst the world is physically distancing.

Images at the top were created most recently.

Kim Todd
Devotion
76 x 62cm | Alkyd quick drying oils on canvas
I painted over an old painting that I started years ago but never finished. I sanded down the old paint and then covered it with gesso. I painted an initial thin layer using brushes and then I used palette knives and amended a few last details with a brush.

Frances Edwards
Blossoming
iPad painting
Kim Todd
Covid British Bulldog
30 x 33cm | Acrylic on a piece of scrap wood
A painting full of symbolism to represent Britain under Covid 19.  Look carefully and see how many you can see.

Kim Todd
Lockdown Kim
20 x 30cm | Alkyd fast drying oil paint on canvas
I have learned not to paint self portraits from a mirror anymore as I always end up looking sad, serious and old because I am concentrating so hard!!  This was painted from a selfie taken on my phone.  I wanted to paint this loosely and I was experimenting with colours that I don’t normally use for the background.  I used the trick of putting the dark background next to the light side of the face and the light background beside the dark side of the face.

Kim Todd
Furo 
20 x 30cm | Acrylic paint on canvas
This is a painting that I have wanted to do for years and lockdown has finally given me the time.  This is my daughter in law at her traditional Nigerian wedding celebrations.  This was a wonderful day and it was nice to remember a time when we could all celebrate close together.

Frances Edwards
Starburst
iPad painting
Lorraine Udell
Beach
30 x 25cm | Abstract Acrylic on Canvas
Two figures emerged in this one although it was painted as an abstract. One is sitting in the middle ground and the other standing nearer the front. Well that’s what I saw when I stepped back from it, others might see something different! 
Lorraine Udell 
Night Swimming
20 x 30cm | Acrylic on canvas 
Francis Edwards
Prickles
Ipad painting
Pat Shield
Embleton Bay
30.5 x 25.5 cm | Artisan 
Remembering a lovely walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh castle.

Pat Shield
Bluebell Woods  
30.5 x 25.5cm | Artisan 
I love wild flowers in May time and used a photograph taken of Beamish Woods for this painting. There was wild garlic in the photograph but I thought it would look better with bluebells as well.

Graham Innes
A Face Covered by a Giant Butterfly 
A4 | water soluble oil (Artisan)
Graham Innes
Survives by the Sun 
A4 | water soluble oil (Artisan)
Graham Innes
Survives by the Sun (Sketch)
A4 | charcoal pencil 
Graham Innes
Icy Cold Clouds
A4 | Artisan on coloured paper
This was painted from my imagination.
Graham Innes
A parrot, a face and a mountain with pink sky
A4 | Artisan oils on coloured paper
I think it has ended up being one of my best paintings and I’m pleased with the result!  Now I can take a break and rest and relax!!

Lorraine Udell
Painting based on the grid 
40cm x 50cm  | water-mixable oils on canvas  
This is one of 17 similar paintings I’ve done since we’ve been staying in. They are made with layers so that when you scrape back different colours come through. I think I find the process and the colours so absorbing that I’ve covered every canvas I had previously painted on and a few blank ones as well! 

Jo Parker 
Galaxy
10×8 inches | Mixed media
Jane Wang
Withered Tulips in Vase       
30x30cm | Artisan on Canvas board
 (April 2020 during Lockdown)
A beautiful bunch of tulips from my son on Mother’s Day, which is lovely purple colour placed in the beautiful vase that was bought from the car boot sale in the village near Ypres when we travelled in Belgium in July 2018.

Jo Parker
Smile
10x8inches | Mixed media on canvas board
Lillian Read
Bees Favourite
10×8 inches | Artisan on canvas board
Lillian Read
A card or Two
10×8 inches | Artisan on canvas board
Lillian Read
Silver Birch
10×8 inches | Artisan on canvas board
Jo Parker
Galaxy
10×8 inches | Acrylic on canvas board
Jo Parker
Fun with colours
20×16 inches | Mixed media
Patricia Hunt
Three Red Dahlias
20x28cm | Coloured pencils (Berol Verithin at the beginning and then Faber-Castell Polychromos) on cartridge paper
Jenny Lamb
Giverny
10x8inches | Artisan on canvas board
Carole Suchak
Bamburgh Castle
10×12 inches | Artisan on canvas board
Francis Edwards
Lockdown colours
iPad painting
Frances Edwards
Sea Sublime
iPad painting
Tricia Hunt
Lilium Regale
20x28cm | Derwent Coloursoft on Winsor & Newton Medium Surface Cartridge paper
Tricia Hunt
Four anemones
25×18.5cm | watercolour with polychromos pencil work on top on Winsor & Newton Medium Surface paper
Dawn McKenna
Rome Reflections
40x30cm | Acrylics on canvas board
Inspired by a photo ina P&O cruise brochure.
Tracey Davison
Beyond Land
40x30cm | Artisan on canvas board
Graham Innes
The man with no face 
A4 | card paper, Artisan  
Graham Innes
The bird on the brass ball 
A4 | card paper, Artisan 
Chris Greenshields
A windy walk
12×15.5 inches | Acrylic paint on a board.
The painting represents a good memory of a family outing a week before lock down. It is based on a photograph taken by my son.

I applied the paint variously with brushes, a palette knife and a cotton bud.
Frances Edwards
Shadows
iPad painting
Frances Edwards
Misty Horizon…..a bit like our rather uncertain future right now!!
iPad creation
Lesley Knotts
Self portrait
A4 size | Pencil
Lorraine Udell
St Cuthbert’s Cross
15x15cm | slate, pebbles, acrylic
Jo Parker
Hearts together
10×8 inches | Mixed media
Lorraine Udell 
Ship to Shore
15x15cm | pebble, tile, slate 
Lorraine Udell 
White Church, Comrie
15x15cm | tile, slate 
This is in the village where my Aunt Emily lives. She is one of my earliest creative inspirations and this was a place of happy holiday memories. We always stayed in ‘Mrs Mac’s’ cottage and would run over the bridge near the white church to buy sweets.

Chris Greenshields
A View of Byker Wall
10×8 inches | Artisan
This painting is in a detailed style I have been moving away from in recent months in favour of painting more from my imagination or from observation of natural objects. I did enjoy producing this painting though, the only negative being finding it hard to know when to stop. 

Fherisia Dougall
Hare it is
25x30cm | Artisan
Frances Edwards
Light of Love
iPad paintings
Frances Edwards
Lotus Flower
iPad paintings
Jo Parker
Gem rainbow
10×8 inches | Acrylic paint and gems
Jane Wang
Lockdown 
30cmx30cm | Artisan on Canvas
The idea of the painting is from the video taken by my friend from New Jersey on 25th of March 2020 when the Isolation started in the US. The cat went crazy when the social distance initiated. 

Fiona Holburn
At the going down of the sun
Artisan
It was from a photo in an old Shell book about travelling round Scotland. I had tried many many years ago to paint it, so it is from that scrappy painting.

Pat Shield
Garden: Isola Madre, Lake Maggiore
25×30.5cm | Artisan
Loved the flowers and peace on this less visited of the Borromean islands. Think I’ve captured the array of colours and texture of the shrubs and flowers.

Pat Shield
Water Mill: Anglesey Abbey,  Cambridge
25×30.5cm | Artisan
Regular outing when we visit our elder daughter. I wanted to catch the contrast of colours on this fresh autumn day.

Pat Shield
Hilltop Village: Mijas, Costa del Sol
25x30cm | Artisan
Memories of a lovely holiday.

Pat Shield
Alnmouth Beach
35x25cm | Artisan
Just wanted to catch the moment.
Yvonne Marie Hinckesman 
Aida
8 x10 inches | Water based oils. Acrylic Gold 
I recently attended the Aida opera performed by the Russian Opera House. The costumes and set design were magnificent. This painting is a likeness of the media profile. 

I have a great interest in all Egyptian culture so this is a welcome portrait to attempt. I have mixed acrylic and water based paint to try a new blend. The fine detail of the gown will be a good encouragement whist in isolation.
Mark Croucher
Gateshead East station entrance
Pollyfiller, foam board, brass and paint to complete.
3D creativity, more ways to express one’s inner self. Built from photo references to a scale of 4mm to the ft.
Mark Croucher
Freeman’s signal box Blyth
Pollyfiller, foam board, brass and paint to complete.
3D creativity, more ways to express one’s inner self. Built from photo references to a scale of 4mm to the ft.
Chris Greenshields
A view of Bamburgh
10×8 inches | Artisan on canvas board
This is the third painting I have done featuring Bamburgh castle. A greeting card was the inspiration for this one. I am drawn to images of peaceful places at the moment at a time I can’t visit them.

Frances Edwards
Reminder of Spring
Here is another iPad creation.
Dawn McKenna
Self isolation day 14
10×12 inches | Acrylic on board
Lois A Whitelaw
Reminiscence
10×8 inches | Water mixable oils
Painted in memory of my Mam who came from India. I visited India in 2008, and despite all the poverty and hardships people faced, the ladies wore beautiful saris of many colours. Considering what’s going on in our world today, the colours remind me of the rainbow which brightens up your day……
Lorraine Udell 
Sea Wall 
15x15cm | tile, slate 
I’ve been making these little Scottish croft scenes. 
This one feels really safe. I sketched it during the flooding a few months ago and made it with a lovely scrap piece of slate which seemed the right shape for a staircase. 
Lorraine Udell 
Hunkering Down
15x15cm | tile, slate 
I’ve been making these little Scottish croft scenes. In this one I like the way the cottages are nestled into each other and the hillside while the rain comes down in a sheet. Many of my holiday memories involve rain like this and I love it!
Kim Todd
Juno is enjoying the sun and I’ve bin keeping busy.
Marion Mountain
Dunstanburgh Sunrise
10×8 inches | Artisan on Canvas board
This painting was taken from a card sent to us by a friend during a challenging time of our lives. The photo is of Dunstanburgh coastline. The contrasting rain clouds and sunlight speaks to me of uncertainty and hope and reminds me that life is made up of both.
Marion Mountain
A village in Provence
10x8inches | Artisan on canvas board
This village in France was taken from a photo I took two years ago. I was drawn to it because of the way  it leads you down the lane to the arch at the end. I bit off more than I could chew as it was far more complex than I realised especially trying to paint the cobbles and angles of the houses.

Jo Parker
Gem tree
15×12 inches | Acrylic paint and gems
Patricia Hunt
Five Poppies 2
7×9.75 inches | Maimeri Watercolour with Caran D’Ache watercolour pencils on Langton watercolour paper
Patricia Hunt
5 Poppies
7×9.75 inches | Maimeri Watercolour on Langton watercolour paper
Patricia Hunt
Three Lillies
12×9 inches | Faber-Castell Polychromos on Murano paper
Jo Parker
Experimental collage
28×20 inches | Foil, acrylic paint, paper and gems

Kim Todd
Covid Pig
10×12 inches |Artisan on Canvas board
If we are not careful this is what we will all look like after lockdown ends!!!  

Although he is rather cute!!
Frances Edwards
The Greatest Symbol of Love
An Easter picture done on an iPad
Linda Ham
Tulips by the window-sketch
Continuous line drawing
15x21cm
Linda Ham
Tulips by the window
Pen & watercolour
I used to go cafe sketching with a bunch of people so now we’re doing ‘confined sketching’ instead. I did this quick sketch to share with them.
Carole Suchak
Seven Sisters
 10×12 inches | Acrylic
 The trees are called the Seven sisters  and they are growing somewhere near Houghton le spring.   
Lillian Read
Still Life Doodle
watercolour and ink on printing paper
Lillian Read
The Byway
10×8 inches | Oil on canvas
Lillian Read
Ideas in Squares
6.5 x 6.5 inches | Acrylic on paper in wooden box
Lillian Read
Doodle
12x 8 inches | watercolour
 Lillian Read
Coastlines
14×11 inches | Artisan on canvas
Lillian Read
A Heavy Load
10×8 inches | Oil on canvas
Lillian Read
Rain Falling Upwards.
10×8 inches | Oil on canvas
Enid Bacon
Owl design knitted set in pink and white.
For Enid Bacon’s new Granddaughter born on 31st March 2020.
Enid Bacon
Lemon jumpsuit and hat knitted in Aran wool.
For Enid Bacon’s new Granddaughter born 31st March 2020.
Tracy Percival
Harvest Angel
Stuart Gardner
This is after Rivera.. the ruins of where Hitler died.. the chancellor’s.  
10×8 inches | Artisan on canvas board
Stuart Gardner
Saint Joan of Arc
10×8 inches | Artisan on canvas board
 I sympathise with her because she witnessed sexual abuse. She became a strong woman and a saint.
Stuart Gardner
The Virgin of Sorrows
10×8 inches | Artisan on canvas board
Tracey Davison
Stuart Gardner
Stuart Gardner
Stuart Gardner
Stuart Gardner
Jo Smith
John McCullough
Reflected Sunset over St Mary’s Island
Artisan
John McCullough
Sunrise at St Mary’s Lighthouse
10x8inches | Artisan
I was inspired by the sky, the colours of the sunset reflected into the eastern sky  and the sunrise behind the light house, the different colours as the sun rises.

John McCullough
Woman with umbrella
10x8inches | Artisan water soluble oil paint and palette knife
I just love [Monet’s] work and was trying to capture it using a palette knife, as I love the texture you create using palette knives.

John McCullough
The Haystack
10×8 inches | palette knife and artisan paint
Inspired by Monet’s haystacks in winter time.

John McCullough
Maverick (the dog one)
10x10inches | Artisan and brushes
Maverick was painted as a gift for Yvonne (a class member), getting the colour and tone was an enjoyable challenge which did try my patience and had to walk away a few times, in the past I would have left it altogether.




We hope this helps to motivate you to get creative.  The works don’t need to be perfect or of a very high standard.  We want to achieve several things by doing this:


1. Help you all feel more positive during this difficult time by being creative

2. Use your work to encourage and help others who might not be feeling too good

3. Help others think about isolation, art and emotions associated with that

4. Encourage you to experiment with media you have not used before

5. All keep busy and focused

6. Encourage our friends to visit the SAW Website

7. Keep P4F in people’s minds so they can come along when lock down ends

8. Help you to not compare yourself to others but learn that your art is yours and no one else can do it like you and that makes you unique.