My journey to painting with oils!
Five years ago I picked up a brush after a long break... and I fell in love!  The journey to painting with oils began with one small little painting about the size of a postcard. Although that one was painted in acrylic, it wasn't too long before a friend introduced me to oils, and I have never looked back.

I always thought that oils were stinky, and just for those who liked to do classic landscape paintings. But I quickly fell in love with the medium, and realised that they brought my detailed paintings alive!

This video shows me painting the first painting I painted after a good 20 odd years break!  This was where it all began for me. I did not care if anyone saw it, I was so transfixed and excited to be painting again after many many years working on the computer. To be working with my hands with colour and shape and bringing an image alive, brought me so much joy!

At that time my health was pretty bad, and I had stopped working, just allowing my body to heal and find a better rhythm. I felt a bit like all the goodness in my life had vanished. Someone mentioned to me that there will be blessings ahead. I didn't believe them, but wanted to! So I ended up calling this painting 'Blessings'. It has been a grounding promise over my life. That I can move forward no matter what lays in my path, and there is always, ALWAYS blessings to be found.

To read more and check out prints, cards and the book that came as a result of this painting!!!! http://www.heatherbradbury.com/blessings

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