Thursday, 28 February 2013


I found painting the previous strawberry so difficult so I decided to torture myself by painting these three.  I will paint another strawberry tomorrow, let's call it strawberry week.  I will stop then before I become known as James Coates the strawberry painter.


Monday, 25 February 2013


I've decided to call this one strawberry, it just seemed right somehow.

Why do I torture myself by picking fruit with so many seeds!

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Slice of Melon

Painting the seeds on this slice of cantaloupe melon was a real challenge.

I hope you like it.  Buy it here.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Bread, Tomato, Mustard and Knife

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Happy Valentine's

A rose for Valentine's day.  Love to all of you and thank you all so much for your kind comments over the last couple of weeks.

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lemon - Not Half!

Here is yesterday's lemon, now sliced in half and almost ready for the gin and tonic.


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013


You say tomatoes I say tom -ART-oes.  These would look great on your kitchen wall.  Unbelievably I am still starting my paintings on eBay at 99p with no reserve!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Hot Chocolate

We like nothing better than a hot chocolate after a day sledging in the snow.


My Lunch

Here is a painting of my lunch.  I couldn't wait to get it finished today because it was making me feel very hungry.  I have been thinking that I should be more creative with the titles for my paintings, until then this one is imaginatively entitled 'sandwich'.


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Apple and Grapes

An apple, together with the five grapes that were left over from yesterday's painting/grape feast.


Monday, 4 February 2013


Luckily there were two bunches of grapes in the box so I ate one and painted the other.