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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

1814 A Perfect Day

12" x 9" / 30.5x23cm oil on panel, framed available

This is a scene at the mouth of the  Colligan River on Quay Street. Dungarvan, Co Waterford. It really was a perfect day!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

New Gallery! Ross Fine Art Co. Donegal





New Gallery in Ramelton Co. Galway

One of my paintings on display four others of mine are available through the gallery.







Monday, 22 June 2015

1813 At Rest

12" x 9" oil on panel, framed, Available

First of my paintings for the Dungarven Group Summer Show at the Dungarvan Arts Centre.
My hubby and I took a trip down to Waterford and the Dungarvan area to get some ref pics of the area. Dungarvan is on the south coast of Ireland on an estuary, and of course very picturesque, we chose a perfect sunny day and  I got lots of great photos. I will probably paint around 8 paintings for inclusion.

Friday, 19 June 2015

1815 Working Boy

10" x 12" /25.4 x 30.5cm oil on panel, framed, available

Starting to paint a few horses for the upcoming horse show in Dublin. This lovely equine example lives at a farm near to where we lived in Mountmellick.
I forgot to photograph him after I had finished painting and he got framed, taking a pic when a painting is framed is not ideal.


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

1810 Pitcher Perfect

30 x 60cm oil on canvas,available when framed

A similar set up to a previous painting so that they are a pair.

Monday, 15 June 2015

1811 No Coffee

50 x 40cm oil on canvas available when framed

A simple set up so I thought that it would be a relatively easy one to paint, but of course each painting has it's own difficulties, like getting lost in the folds of the material, finding the right mixes for the shadow colours.and composition etc.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

1809 Painted by Nature

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

My hubby bough at the local market, along with some duck eggs, these beautiful quail's eggs. I had never seen any in real life before and they really looked as if somebody had painted each egg. Because they are so small it was difficult to find items that didn't dwarf them in my set up. 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

1808 Evening Light

10 1/2" x 8 1/2" oil on canvas to be framed

Out for an evening stroll we passed by a small paddock with ponies and one donkey, I had been wanting to paint a donkey for a while, so when he came up to the wire fence I took the opportunity to take a snap of his handsome face, I just wished that I had, had an apple to reward him with. 

Sunday, 31 May 2015

1807 Well Worn

6" x 8" 15 x 20cm oil on board framed

Another one for the exhibition, Such fun to paint too

Saturday, 30 May 2015

1804 'Jugged'

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

I bought a box full of jugs/pitchers at auction quite awhile back and am gradually including them in my still lifes, always trying to think up new combinations and set ups this one is fairly straight forward, I like to keep it simple in these small formats.

 I need to paint some really large ones too and have a plan of how many I need of each for my upcoming exhibitions, I try not to freak myself out with the amount of work I have to accomplish, just take it one step at a time!

Friday, 29 May 2015

1803 Left to Rust

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

Another one for the exhibition, an interesting piece of farm equipment, what it was used for I don't know. I do know it has a seat, any ideas?

Thursday, 28 May 2015

1802 Dusk

8" x 6" oil on board, framed

I am painting a series of paintings for my next exhibition, with the theme of 'past times'. I thought that it would be easier than it is to paint with a theme in mind. Anyway these are our local Portumna Priory ruins at dusk on a fine evening, there are so many castles and ecclesiastical buildings mostly in ruins and other buildings that have been left to crumble away into the land scape here in Ireland that I thought it would make a perfect subject.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

1801 Flown Away


30 x 40cm / 12" x 16" oil on canvas

This was a set up in my old oak drawer,  the back which is the base of the drawer gets more and more fragile, and as you can see is falling apart, I like it though, because it adds character to my paintings.

  Our naughty kitty got hold of the feathers and ran off with them and crushed the green egg in the process, it was quite a job to re-create the arrangement  I was only half way through painting it.

The tiny egg shells my daughter found on one of her mushroom hunts into the forest.

Friday, 22 May 2015

1800 Where's the Carrots?'

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

This handsome fella came to see if we had some carrots and was rather disappointed when we were empty handed. I will be painting more equine subjects in the near future as I will have a stand at the Dublin horse show in August.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

1799 At the Lake's Edge

12" x 9" / 30.5 x 23cm oil on panel

This is Lough (lake) Derg my town borders onto it, many reeds and rushes grow around the perimeter, they die back in winter and in spring the new shoots break their way through the old layer of broken off reeds. The sun was setting, colouring the clouds pink with it's last rays, it is a simple scene yet beautiful in it's simplicity.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

1797 With a Feather on Top

8" x 10" oil on canvas board,framed available

A subdued colour palette for me, but I enjoyed painting it, it's good to get out of the rut!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

1795 And Baby Makes Four

8" x 10" oil on canvas board, framed available on my web site

There are some paintings that one 'fiddles' with and this for some reason was one of those. Sometimes the faults don't pop out until you photograph the painting, then it's back on the easel to get it right.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

1796 A Humble Weed

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

My favourite combination of blue and yellow, this jug has starred in many of my paintings, love it's colour and shape, here paired with a Spanish hand painted candle stick and a dandelion from my weedy lawn.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

1794 Highly Strung

5" x 7" oil on canvas board available

This is the painting I did for my demo at Dungarvan Art Centre I gave it a few tweaks when I got home and enjoyed painting it with an audience, small one but plenty of questions.
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