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Monday, 5 December 2016

1934 Rusty Roof


11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel

A local scene of rustic farm buildings in the late afternoon light. An old bedstead propped against a wall as an improvised gate and an old bike tyre leaning against the low wall all things that drew me to this subject matter. The roofs very often clad in corrugated iron, rusting  to give added colour to the scene.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

1933 Early Morning Frost


11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 oil on panel

Just finished, another wintry landscape, along the same country road as the last painting, just a bit further along. Both buildings are abandoned and forlorn but are still picturesque on this cold and frosty morning. To the left, what looks like a dead tree is actually a telephone pole adorned with the remnants of  dead ivy entwined around it. Ivy is everywhere here and finds many trees to encircle and grow up into.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

1932 Who Lived Here?


11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel

There is a very pleasant walk not far from me, a narrow country lane almost a track in places, a few farmers and other people live along there but also at least 5 uninhabited houses and cottages that are slowly sliding into decay and this is one of them. I wonder who had lived here and why they left and let their property fall into a ruin. The interesting thing about this cottage is that it is semi-detached and the other half of the house is lived in and well cared for.

Friday, 21 October 2016

1931 Number 1 SOLD!


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

My last little lad in this short series, no more painting for now until I get back from the art festival in Wexford. Getting everything framed and ready to go, endless lists of things to take, how we will get it all in the car I don't know! Over 100 paintings and I'm not taking all!!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

1930 Busy Sold!


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

A busy bee enjoying the sunshine and the beach, always so much to do!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

1929 In Dad's Shadow Sold!


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

I thought that I would change subjects for awhile and enjoyed painting this little boy.

Friday, 14 October 2016

1928 Little Brown Jug SOLD!


7" x 10" / 17 x 25 cm oil on panel, framed

You might not recognize the prickly fellow on the right of the painting. No it's not a mini hedgehog! it's a horse chestnut casing found by my family in our local forest. Unfortunately edible chestnuts are not native to Ireland.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

1927 Turkish Coffee


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

I made use of my apple again, pairing it this time with a brass mocha pot.

Friday, 7 October 2016

1826 Before the Pie


20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10" oil on panel, framed in custom made, limed wood frame, ready to hang.

A bag of apples from a friend from his many fruit trees gave me the idea for this painting. (I made a French apple tart with this one along with some of his mates, yum!)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

1925 Cider Jar


8" x 12" = 20 x 30 cm oil on panel framed

I haven't been too well lately with a touch of flu and a cough that won't go away, so that has slowed down my production, only a couple of weeks until the Opera and Art Festival in Wexford, so got a few more small ones to do before then!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

1923 Berry Reflections


8" x 20" / 20 x 50 cm oil on panel, framed and available

This was really a labour of love/hate especially the strawberry pips, I have to say that I am happy with the results and also that it's finished!

My hubby did an outdoor exhibition for me in Dublin at the week-end, which despite the awful weather forecast of winds and rain, was quite a success with 9 paintings being sold. This helps pay for the upcoming Exhibitions and framing.  He's a good salesman so he will get to do more next year, I've already warned him!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

1922 Mums in Blue SOLD!


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

My favourite colour combination, the petals of the 'mums' are slightly more textured to give contrast to the smooth and shiny glass bottles and ceramic glazed egg cup.

Just got back from Dublin and the outdoor art exhibition around St Stephens Green, despite showery, blustery weather, 9 paintings found new owners and I'm a happy bunny!


Friday, 23 September 2016

1923 Shed a Little Light 25 x 20 cm framed SOLD


25 x 20 cm / 10" x 8" oil on panel, framed and ready to hang

Another dark one, not the easiest to paint, drove me slightly potty, couldn't get the glow of the candle right and had to paint the background three times to get it even, I kept smudging other colours onto it.

 Just bought myself a huge box of latex gloves to protect my hands as I'm always having to clean my hands, I'm such a messy worker. They are great when I remember to wear them!!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Abundant Artist 8 day challenge and STUDIO SALE!!!


I have decided to have a studio SALE,  my studio and store room are full and need a clear out to make room for new paintings. Click HERE to go to my web-site to see all paintings that are on offer at half price, (prices include €10 towards shipping costs!) I will also be adding other paintings as time goes on. I have also added prices to my other paintings which are available to purchase via PayPal.

I am also taking part in the #AbundantArtShow! Its an 8 day mini-show of artists’ work from all over the world. Over the next 8 days I’ll be showing some of my work as well as sharing my favorites from other artists.

Friday, 16 September 2016

1921 Unwrapped


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

Good ol' cheese and grapes back by popular demand! The set up is on a piece of weathered slate roof tile, found near an old derelict house close to where I live.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

1920 Midnight Mandarin SOLD



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

Thought that I would like to create a more dramatic still life, so I set this one up just before going to bed on a piece of black velvet and one overhead lamp. I took about 40-50 photos, playing around with the lighting and the set up, then started painting next day from the pic I liked most.

Friday, 9 September 2016

1914 Potted Pear SOLD


8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm oil on canvas board, framed

Back to still lives among my abstracts, at least I haven't forgotten how!


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

1913 Quite the Pear! SOLD


20 x 25 cm / 10" x 8" oil on canvas board, framed in custom made, limed wood frame, ready to hang, see photo below

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

1909 The Last Hurrah


60 x 60 cm oil and texture medium on box canvas, sides painted ready to hang, available on Artfinder


Sunday, 4 September 2016

1908 Far Away


 
30 x 40 cm oil on canvas, sides painted, available


Another abstract that evolved into a sea-scape! I started out having only the colours in mind and let my brush and palette knife have free reign, I like the heavy dark sky lightening to the horizon, far, far away.   
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