Friday, 10 November 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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
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
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
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
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Monday, 25 September 2017
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
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
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
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.
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Friday, 25 August 2017
20 x 20 cm = 8" x 8" oil on panel, framed
I have dug up a border in my front garden that was more weeds than grass and planted it up with a variety of bushes and annuals including this rose, it has such beautiful velvety petals but was not an easy subject to paint.
Friday, 11 August 2017
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Friday, 4 August 2017
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Friday, 28 July 2017
Monday, 24 July 2017
50 x 50 cm / 20 " x 20" oil on canvas
The moss in this painting came from our roof, very kindly picked out of the gutters by the noisy Jackdaws at 6 in the morning and deposited around the house!! It was lovely and green and soft so I thought just the thing to incorporate in a Still Life painting. The eggs came from our local organic gardens, overseen by retired nuns, who also keep an interesting assortment of chickens, hence the array of colours. A couple of spotty Quail eggs some English Lavender from our garden and some leaves from a neighbours shrubs complete the picture.