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Saturday, 29 May 2010

1314 'Bright as a Button' SOLD


6" x 6" = 15 x 15 cms  oil on canvas  

Here is another sweet face in amongst the spring flowers, he looks the picture of innocence, but is he?

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

1313 Play with me? SOLD


6" x 6" = 15 x 15 cms oil on canvas

Well I'm on a roll doggy wise, having so much fun with these, just love painting them. There's nothing like a pair of doggy eyes to melt your heart!

Monday, 24 May 2010

1312 Split Personality SOLD


6" x   6" =  15 x 15 cms oil on canvas panel framed

I enjoyed painting the last puppy so much I decided to paint another, the ref photo I got from Morgue file a free photo web site for creatives, a useful source when you run out of reference material.
I loved his characterful face and doleful look, he was lovely to paint.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

1311 Sitting on the Dock of the Bay SOLD


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

This little puppy was sitting perfectly still while his owner looked out to sea, I fell in love with him and took a sneaky photo of him, he was lovely to paint and it was one of those paintings that rolled off my brush which was nice as I´m in the middle of  2 others that are hard work and I´m not sure how they will turn out.  I used synthetic flat brushes for this one that annoyed me because they kept turning into shaving brushes the minute I rinsed them in spirits!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

1310 'Simply Pink'

40 x 50 centimeters aprox. 16" x 20"  oil on canvas 

Well I said that I would paint another hydrangea and this one I have been tweaking for weeks, the hardest part were all the little buds and flowers around the main blooms, I was trying not to get too fussy which is very hard for me, so they have been wiped off, painted over and in general were a pain! Well enough is enough and I'm done with this painting at last.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

1309 On the Bridge


8" x 10" oil on masonite

One of the ornate wrought iron bases of the lanterns that grace the O' Connell bridge over the river Liffey here in Dublin, I thought were worthy of featuring in a painting by itself with the river as the view behind it. I couldn't for the life of me think up an interesting title for this one. I enjoyed the challenge of painting all that intricate design.
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