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Saturday, 27 November 2010

1378 Christmas Kitty

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

Here I am trying on my Santa outfit for Christmas and you caught me at it, won't be a surprise anymore!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

1377 Bray Head SOLD

8" x 10" oil on canvas panel

A very recognizable view of the headland along the east coast of Ireland at Bray. The head is graced with a large cross looking out over the Irish Sea, the railway winds it's way along cuttings on and through the cliffs next to the sea, all down this coastline.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

1376 Rustic Beauty

10" x 8" = 25.4 x 20.3 cms acrylic palette knife painting

This lovely old Irish stone barn covered in ivy and frost looked particularly beautiful one early morning in the sunlight with the frost laden grass in the foreground.

Friday, 19 November 2010

1375 The Inside Story SOLD

7" x 5" = 17.8 x 12.7 cms oil on panel  
This shiny red apple is all cut up about this still life I painted of it, still I enjoyed the fruits of my labour when I was done.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

1374 First Frost

10" x 8" = 25.4 x 20.3 cms acrylic on canvas panel

There has been heavy frosts this last week which looks pretty when you are looking at it through the window of a cosy room! It looks especially magical when the sun hits the crystals making them sparkle.

I dug out my acrylic paints that have been languishing in a drawer for ages, and they were perfect for this palette knife painting and less messy than oils. They were easier to work with because of the fast drying time which means that you can add many layers and do alterations fairly quickly without the risk of smudging the lower layers. I really had fun painting this one.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

1373 Sweet Sensation SOLD

7" x 5" oil on panel
I found this lovely red pear at the local market along with his three brothers in a packet and the name on the label I used as the title, no scratching my head to think of a title, its probably cheating, but what the heck!

Do any of you procrastinate like me? I seem to be great at doing that, I can spend my time putzing around, not doing an aweful lot, thinking I'd like to be painting, but I find it so hard to start for reasons I can't figure out! Oh well I guess I get there in the end though.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

1372 Girl with a Red Necklace


14" x 10" oil on linen 

Painted for this months DPIAG challenge, I have posted a couple of photos of this painting as I worked, but of course I got so involved, I forgot to snap anymore!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

1371 Baby Shoes (Commission)

35 x 24 cms oil on hard board

This is a commissioned painting, painted for a fellow artist that I met at a recent art exhibition, who was very helpful and informative to me. He liked my shoe paintings and remembered that he had a baby shoe from his grown up daughter in his tool box that he had brought with him. I had to be a bit creative painting a pair only having the right shoe, also I have left room for him to attach the real shoe on the bottom of the painting.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

1370 November Kitty SOLD

6" x 6" = 15.2 x 15.2 cms  oil on canvas,sides painted
What you want, disturbing my peace! this kitty seems to be saying

Friday, 5 November 2010

1369 Three's Company SOLD

14" x 10" oil on linen 

This is one of those paintings I am particularly pleased with, it was a labour of love painting the artichokes but I think worth the effort. The still life set-up I found in my kitchen on a counter top with the sunlight streaming in  through my patio doors onto the side of the vegetables (or is that fruit and thistles) and thought ' that would make an interesting painting'
Hope you like it, always pleased to get comments and feedback from you lovely folk out there. Thanks.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

1368 Lucky SOLD

 10" x 12" = 25.5 x 30.5cms. oil on canvas 
Another cat painting this time a sleek black cat looking really very regal against his rustic backdrop, will he bring you luck when he crosses your path?
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