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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.  

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

1981 Kitchen Essentials (available)

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

My copper jug is getting another portrait done, it is such a nice shape, with plenty of dings and character.

Friday, 25 August 2017

1980 Dark Rose (available)

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

1979 Reflections in Blue SOLD!!

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

Last of my small square paintings, got to get packing for the week-end exhibition tomorrow in Galway, Connections Art Fair. Looking forward to the new venue, hope it is well visited!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

1978 Pondering SOLD!

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

My little clay Gromit has featured in one other still life a while back and he always makes me smile when I see him. I wonder what he is pondering or maybe dreaming of cheese!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

1977 Pitcher Reflections

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

Painting the last few small paintings before the Connections Art Fair next week-end, looking forward to this new to Galway exhibition.

Friday, 4 August 2017

1976 Garlic From the Garden

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

A garlic bulb from our local organic garden, I plan to plant the cloves in my garden come Autumn so I will have my own supply. 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

1975 Three and a Bit (available)

8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm  framed and ready to hang

Love painting shadows and reflections, again another blue and yellow!

Friday, 28 July 2017

1974 Citrus Curl (available)

20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10" oil on canvas board, framed, ready to hang!

Getting ready for the next exhibition and painting a batch of small paintings.

Monday, 24 July 2017

1973 Irish Moss (available)

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.
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