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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

1325 I Hear You SOLD

6" x  6" oil on canvas  15 x 15 cms  
I finished this yesterday but didn't have time to post it, I am very hectic at the moment as I am framing loads of my paintings in readiness for this week-ends Peoples Art 2010 event in Dublin. It is taking me ages to frame them and the weather is hot here in Ireland, very unusual, and I'm panicking a tad. I don't know what to expect as it is an outdoor event with our paintings attached to park railings that is going to be fun especially if it rains or is windy.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

1324 'Can I Join In?' SOLD

6" x 8" oil on gessoed Masonite 
Another still life, another attempt at painting loosely, which is harder for me that painting tightly. I watched Carole Marines video on Youtube and she makes it look so easy, like falling off a log! So I can see I need a lot more practice in that area. Ho hum....

Friday, 18 June 2010

1323 'Pick Me'

6" x 6" = 15 x 15 cms oil on canvas - sides painted black framed

This handsome chappy has the most apealing eyes and lovely markings, another addition to my doggy gallery.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

1322 'Flying Along' SOLD

6" x 6" oil on canvas  sides painted black

Another painting of Stevie, this time bouncing along through the sand, what a little tyke! I am having so much fun painting pooches I just can't stop. I started 2 yesterday with the result neither got finished, I had better not get ahead of myself.

Monday, 14 June 2010

1321 'Big Stick' SOLD

6" x 6" = 15 x 15 Cms oil on stretched canvas, sides painted black

Well I just had to paint this little dog again, such a cute face, after painting a couple of  'still lifes' I realized that I prefer to paint people and animals, they have more character than  inanimate objects, although some artists have the knack of bringing 'still lifes' to life if that makes any sense!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

1320 'Hey You Down There'

6" x 8" oil on gessoed board

Similar scene to yesterday but from another angle, those darn elipses drove me crazy, everytime I thought they were ok and checked in the mirror all the mistakes jumped out and off I went again. I was trying to make this a quick one, but didn't quite succeed.

Friday, 11 June 2010

1319 Potted Orange

6" x 8" oil on board 

This is the first still life I've painted in a while, it took some time to get back into it though.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

1318 'It's a Hard Life!' SOLD

6" x 6" =  15 x 15 cmts. oil on canvas 

Do I know that look my dog had it down to a 'T' and it was always accompanied by a sigh. You gotta love them doggies!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

1317 'Buried!' SOLD


 6" x 6" oil on canvas

What a patient hound, he lets himself be buried, what a sweety. Loved this little scene and have been wanting to paint it for ages.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

1316 'Who Lives Here'

6" x 6" = 15 x 15 cms oil on canvas
This little tot I took a quick snap of on a recent visit to Farmleigh House here in Dublin. She was fascinated by these huge oaken doors the grand entrance to this Stately house and no amount of calling from her parents could coax her away, I'm guessing she was about 2 or 3 years old.

My daughter and I went to see an exhibition of portraits at the gallery there, I was really impressed with the variety of styles and beautiful works of so many talented artists,  they were part of the Davy Portrait Awards 2010.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

1315 Little Maids, oil painting

 This is one painting that I could fiddle with forever! I called a halt to my 'improving' signed and photographed it so that I can get on with some more small paintings. I have looked at it so long I am not sure what I think of it now. The ref photo I took in Seattle in somebodies front yard, I like the combination of pansies and forget-me-nots, I have some growing in my garden now and they are busily self seeding themselves, so I will get some free plants which is always good.
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