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Friday, 9 March 2018

2001 Delicate Rose

6" x 8" / 15 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed available

Something different from the usual fruit! Roses are always a challenge with their many petals and shades so easy to get lost even on a small painting.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Beautiful Trio

11" x 14" oil on panel framed and ready to hang

A candle stick a cut glass perfume bottle and a lovely shell all items borrowed from a dear friend for this still life.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

2000 Shelled

30 x 30 cm = 12" x 12" oil on canvas available unframed or framed

Another orange, this time ensconced in a vintage butter dish in the shape of a sea shell, whose glass liner has long since bit the dust, but makes an interesting object to paint.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Light and Shadow

30 x 40 cm / 12" x 16" oil on canvas, unframed

New seasons mandarins complete with leaves, well I couldn't pass up the opportunity to paint this pair of lovelies when my hubby brought them home for our fruit bowl and they were lovely to eat too.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Simple Fruit

6" x 8" =15 x 20 cm oil on panel
A small one in between the larger ones. I tried out some new paint by Sennelier called Rive Gauche supposed to be faster drying than normal oils, I did mix them with M. Grahams walnut alkyd medium which I think speeded things up too. I find the paint a bit thin and oily so I haven't made my mind up whether I like them or not. Ideal would be a paint that doesn't dry as fast as Winsor and Newtons Griffin but faster than non alkyd paint.

Monday, 12 February 2018

1997 Classic Combination

40 x 40 cm =16" x 16" oil on canvas

I started this one before Christmas and left the painting of the label rather dreading it. After several attempts managed it, though not perfect, it is after all a painting!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

In Reflection SOLD!

50 x 50 cm = 20" x 20" oil on canvas

Finally finished! This one took me quite awhile to paint as you can imagine, I'm asking myself why I didn't arrange the satin cloth in a simpler manner, I never realize the complications until I get started.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

1995 Pewter Jug

20 x 25 cm = 8" x 10" oil on canvas board, available framed or unframed.

I'm finding it hard to get my mojo working!  I feel a bit like the endless cold and rainy days a bit stuck in the mud. I want to paint something new but ideas are not coming like they usually do, so I will keep on producing my tried and tested pieces until I'm hit by inspiration!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

1994 Garlic and Grapes

8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm oil on board

Finally got back to painting! Seems a long time since I finished a painting, thought I would start with a small one.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

1991 Cape Gooseberries SOLD

15 x 20 cm / 6" x 8" oil on panel framed
Last painting before Wexford, we are packed and almost ready to go, always takes ages and you are always sure you have forgotten something vital!  Hope to figure out how to post pics to blogger or at least facebook from my tablet.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

1990 Autumn Fruit

6" x 8" / 15 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed

While on a walk down my favourite country lane, picking autumn leaves and blackberries, I found a wild rose bush and loved these bright red hips and thought that they would make a great subject to paint.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

1989 End of the Day SOLD!

8" x 6" 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed

Just finished 3 small paintings to add to my collection of larger.  I am off to Wexford for the 11 day long Opera and Arts Festival. I will be exhibiting in Whites hotel Wexford, along with many other Artists, this will be the fourth year exhibiting there. It will be great catching up with the regulars, like a working holiday!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

1988 Autumn Abundance

30 x 60 cm oil on canvas

A collection of autumn fruits, the walnuts are fresh off the tree and the Brambley apples too. These apples are grown mainly in the UK and Ireland, perfect for cooking as they are crisp, juicy and very tart, giving an apple pie lots of flavour and zing that you don't get with a sweet apple.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

1987 Swan Lake

40 x 50 oil on canvas, available

A change from still lifes ! Our town in Galway borders on Lake Derg, the River Shannon flows through it and  is bordered by forest, a lovely place to visit, full of wild life, flora and fauna.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

1986 A Pile of Plums

20 x 20 cm / 8" x 8" framed and ready to hang

Another dark one! The plums this year were lovely, sweet and juicy probably imported from Spain

Monday, 25 September 2017

1985 Surrounded SOLD

30 x 60 cm / 12" x 24" oil on canvas

This is my latest favourite painting! loved painting it too, but photographing it was another matter altogether! Photographing dark backgrounds is so problematic as the light reflects off the surface and makes it look gray and washed out, so after taking dozens of pics and with a lot of editing I've got a fairly accurate photo.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

1984 Forest Finds

30 x 40 cm oil on canvas

Finds that my daughter brought back from an Island in our local Lough Derg. Eagles had nested there and the feather is probably one of theirs. The skull we think is from a Cormorant and the shell a water snail. An unusual subject matter for me, but made an interesting change from fruit!

Friday, 15 September 2017

1983 Wintry Frost

21 x 30 cm acrylics on canvas panel.

A palette knife painting in acrylics.  A scene I often pass by on my occasional morning walk. The field was thick with frost on that day, the cattle that normally grazes there were probably safe and warm in a nearby barn.

Monday, 4 September 2017

1982 Vintage Tureen SOLD

50 x 70 cm = 20" x 28" oil on canvas,

 I haven't painted a still life this large before and it was quite daunting and a very time consuming feat, I'm hoping to find a large dark ornate moulding for the frame to make it look quite grand.  
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