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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

2013 Summer Colours


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

Dug out this pretty piece of material I had, to use it as a background for my pots, love the colours, looking forward to summer.
We have real April weather here, rain, shine and repeat, clouds moved along by the very gusty winds.

Friday, 20 April 2018

2012 Silver and Blue


20 x 25 cm = 8" x 10" oil on canvas panel, framed

My blue bottle again, he has featured in a number of my still lifes, past and present. I think he is  admiring his own reflection in his silver companions.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

2011 Blues and Green


20 x 25 cm 6" x 8" oil on panel framed ready to hang

3 of my bottle collection, really liked their coloured shadows

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

2010 Cocktail Time



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

Back to small paintings, have some nice frames made up by my framer, ready to go.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

2008 Candle Light


45 x 35 cm = 18" x 14" oil on canvas
This one was difficult to photograph, the colours are not quite right - the rose is more pink as is the glass, when you correct one colour it skews another. Not expert enough in photo editing to know how to remedy the problem. Anyway this is the first of a pair of paintings involving a single rose.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

2007 Lost Petal


50 x 70 cm = 20" x 28" oil on canvas to be framed €1295

This was a labour of love, I have to admit, so glad that it is finally finished!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

2006 Bed of Leaves


30 x 30 cm = 12" x 12" oil on canvas, available

A plate I've hung on to for a long time hoping to incorporate it into a still life, well it's time has come and this is the resulting painting!

Thursday, 29 March 2018

2005 Plated


30 x 30 cm 12" x 12" oil on canvas

One last strawberry from a big box of very large strawberries, it's almost as big as the apple.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Shadows


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

My paintings this size seem to sell the best so I want to get plenty painted before the summer exhibitions!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

2003 Eaten


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

Another painting of my silver cup with enormous winter strawberries from Spain, and both still with the remnants of the blossom. The third strawberry didn't quite make it as I had to do a taste test!

Monday, 19 March 2018

2002 Elevated


10" x 8" = 25 x 20 cm oil on canvas panel, framed when dry.

Sometimes small paintings can take as long to paint as larger ones this one included!

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!


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