Thursday, 30 July 2015
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Monday, 27 July 2015
Friday, 24 July 2015
Sunday, 19 July 2015
A great one to paint, enjoyed the process, but photographing wasn't so easy
Sunday, 12 July 2015
Alone in a field, I saw him passing by in our car on the way to the framers, we stopped and he came trotting over so I could take his photo, I must remember to put a bag of apples in the car for next time.
Friday, 10 July 2015
A lush field at the edge of town was where we noticed mother and son quietly grazing, the colt noticed us first and came over to say hello with his dam close behind.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Saturday, 4 July 2015
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015
First of my paintings for the Dungarven Group Summer Show at the Dungarvan Arts Centre.
My hubby and I took a trip down to Waterford and the Dungarvan area to get some ref pics of the area. Dungarvan is on the south coast of Ireland on an estuary, and of course very picturesque, we chose a perfect sunny day and I got lots of great photos. I will probably paint around 8 paintings for inclusion.
Friday, 19 June 2015
Starting to paint a few horses for the upcoming horse show in Dublin. This lovely equine example lives at a farm near to where we lived in Mountmellick.
I forgot to photograph him after I had finished painting and he got framed, taking a pic when a painting is framed is not ideal.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Monday, 15 June 2015
A simple set up so I thought that it would be a relatively easy one to paint, but of course each painting has it's own difficulties, like getting lost in the folds of the material, finding the right mixes for the shadow colours.and composition etc.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
My hubby bough at the local market, along with some duck eggs, these beautiful quail's eggs. I had never seen any in real life before and they really looked as if somebody had painted each egg. Because they are so small it was difficult to find items that didn't dwarf them in my set up.
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Out for an evening stroll we passed by a small paddock with ponies and one donkey, I had been wanting to paint a donkey for a while, so when he came up to the wire fence I took the opportunity to take a snap of his handsome face, I just wished that I had, had an apple to reward him with.
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Saturday, 30 May 2015
I bought a box full of jugs/pitchers at auction quite awhile back and am gradually including them in my still lifes, always trying to think up new combinations and set ups this one is fairly straight forward, I like to keep it simple in these small formats.
I need to paint some really large ones too and have a plan of how many I need of each for my upcoming exhibitions, I try not to freak myself out with the amount of work I have to accomplish, just take it one step at a time!