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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

4 Small Paintings

1855 All Shapes and Sizes 5"x 7 " 

1856 Yellow and Green 5"x 7"  

1857 Me and My Shadow 5"x 7" 

1858 Out of the Shadows 5" x 7"

My last four small paintings finished and framed, the car is packed and we are ready to roll. Two stops along the way, the first is to visit some dear friends and then on to Dungarvan to pick up some paintings, hope they will fit in the car!

 We will be staying while in Wexford, at Killurin Lodge B&B,(highly recommended) for the duration where we will enjoy the hospitality of Clare and Collin and some gorgeous breakfasts!

The set up day is tomorrow and will probably take us all day to hang the show, and then Thursday will be the first day of the Exhibition. YAY!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Friday, 16 October 2015

1853 Doubles SOLD

5" x 7"=13 x 18 cm oil on panel, framed,

Sometimes it's hard to come up with an original title, and I rack my brains, sometimes nothing comes forth other times I'm inspired :)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

1854 Autumnal Colour

6" x 8" oil on panel, framed, available

Red seems to be the predominant thread running through a lot of my small paintings, the colour seems to be more zingy with a dark background.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

1851 Garlic Medley

7" x 5" oil on panel available
Another small one, painting like mad to get them all finished.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Sunday, 11 October 2015

1849 Picked Fresh

6" x 8" oil on panel, available

Just some small ones to paint before the 20th and the exhibition. Here is the first one a lovely pair of mandarin oranges complete with leaves on a reflective surface.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

1847 Many Reflections

40 x 80cm / 16" x 32" oil on canvas
Finally finished! This one took me ages as you can probably imagine. Somebody suggested that some of my still life paintings need a more interesting background, (I tend to keep them plain) hence the Persian rug behind the set up. I love the results,but the pattern of the carpet nearly drove me crazy, but I persevered nevertheless.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

1846 Three Cheeses

40 x 50 cm oil on panel
A classic subject matter and popular with the male population! I bought the cheeses at a glorious cheese shop in Galway that stocked every conceivable cheese known. The round cheese is called Reblochon  a French mountain cheese, a bit smelly but had a wonderful nutty,creamy taste, the orange coloured cheese at the back was a mature Gouda and tasted almost like Parmesan cheese and had to be shaved off the wedge. Lastly a lovely wedge of Stilton, all gone now of course!

Friday, 25 September 2015

1845 Interloper SOLD!

40 x 40cm = 16" x 16" oil on canvas 

The second of my square paintings, was going to paint a third but that might have to wait a bit as I've got a list of paintings I want to paint and time is marching on! 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

1844 Omelette SOLD

40 x 40cm / 16 x 16 ins oil on canvas available

Here is the first of my square paintings which seemed to take me ages to paint, getting the colours and the tones just right and don't talk to be about the edge of the glass bowl!!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

1843 Eggs and Roses

7" x 14" oil on panel, available

Another oblong one, now onto some square paintings. Got a tight schedule of painting and the time is rushing by unfortunately. Everything takes longer than you think.

Monday, 14 September 2015

1842 Shelved

7" x 14" oil on panel, available

Another wide painting, as you probably can guess, I really like this format!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

1841 Three Amigos

8" x 10" 20 x 25 cm oil on panel, framed and available

Another one finished for the next exhibition only 20 more to go!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

1840 Diamond Patterns

7" x 14" oil on panel, available

I bought three small rugs from a local auction recently with the idea of using them as backdrops in my paintings, this one has a simple pattern compared to the others, took the easy option first!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

1839 Lemon Boat

8" x 10" oil on panel, available

I seem to be painting lemons quite a bit, they are such bright and cheerful fruit, I can't resist them!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

1838 Pink Reflections

oil on canvas, 30 x 60 cm

Finally finished, this painting seemed to take ages, probably from the complexity of the subject, then I got to the point of over fiddling and correcting and decided to stop while I was ahead!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

1837 Pear Down

6" x 8" oil on panel, framed, available

Number 3 small painting, now a break from small paintings, a larger one is on my easel at the moment will probably take me all next week to complete.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

1836 A Lovely Bunch SOLD

6" x 8" = 15 x 20 cm oil on panel framed

Number two small still life with dramatic lighting, many a mundane object has come to life and become the star of the show with this lighting!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

1835 Three Red Ladies

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

Now for my next exhibition, I've got a painting plan starting off with a series of small still lifes, this is the first one.
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