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Sunday, 29 May 2011

1467 Lemon Caressed SOLD

7" x 5" oil on panel

My last still life before I started a couple of abstracts. I needed a bit of light relief from the precise and time consuming still lifes. I am having fun splashing,dripping, scraping paint onto canvases and generally getting myself and my painting room covered in paint! I'm not sure whether the end results will be saleable but I'm enjoying my painting therapy very much....

Friday, 27 May 2011

1457 Miss Fluffy SOLD

6" x 6" canvas, 8.5" x 8.5" framed  

One little kitteh to mix things up a little!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

1466 Siblings nfs

30 x 30 cm oil on linen nfs

Just finished this double portrait of a brother and sister, the photo I had to work from was taken indoors with a flash and wasn't the best quality image to work from, but saying that, I managed to get what I hope is a passable likeness. I do prefer to work from my own photos and to meet the clients and then I can position them in a more pleasing pose and get more interest and emotion into the finished portrait and also portray some of their personality too..

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

1465 Odd Couples SOLD

8" x 6" oil on panel 

I guess these must be the first cherries of the season, I found on a market stall on my way back from the framers.
Dublin has had an exciting few weeks first with a visit from the Queen and then yesterday President Obama came for a visit to Ireland, first stop on his European tour, the city was packed to bursting with Dubliners who came to hear his address which was as eloquent as usual and wowed the crowd. His next stop is London to visit the Queen!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

1464 Strawberry Fayre SOLD

8" x 10" oil on panel 
 A bowl full of luscious strawberries not as easy to paint as to eat afterwards!

Friday, 20 May 2011

1463 Hello Titch! SOLD

10" x 8" oil on panel,framed

This pepper gang have been infiltrated by this little 'Limey' and they sure don't know what to make of him!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

1462 Perfect Partners SOLD

5" x 10" oil on panel

Here's the Stilton I was telling you about in the last post, all gone now, perfect to be nibbled with these delicious grapes.
On another subject, Carol DeMumbrum has posted a Memorial Day painting give-away on her blog go check it out   here  you might be lucky and win a lovely painting!!

Monday, 16 May 2011

1461 Odd One Out SOLD

5" x !0" 12.7 x 25.4 cms oil on panel 

I'm on a roll and am loving doing these tight still lifes, got loads of ideas.
My brother was recently visiting and bought a lot of his favourite Stilton cheese to take back with him to Germany where he lives. Unfortunatly for him he forgot to pack it so I'm enjoying this unexpected treat. I have set up a wedge to use in my next still life but I keep nibbling at it, so I will have to open a new piece! What a shame ;)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

1460 The Usual Suspects

5" x 10" oil on panel,framed
(available through Gormleys Auction House click on link in right bar)
I'm really enjoying these still lifes and have loads more ideas to come!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

1459 I Got the Blues

5" x 10" = 12.7 x 25.4 cms. oil on panel
(available through Gormleys Auction House click on link in right bar)

These blue bottles I found in my local charity shop, which is a rich source for finding interesting objects and is my favourite shop I love to rummage through.

Friday, 13 May 2011

1458 Snuggling Up!

5" x 10" = 12.7 x 25.4" oil on panel
(available through Gormleys Auction House click on link in right bar)

At last back to painting!
I have had visitors for the last 10 days with a three day art exhibition in the middle of that, so it has been a busy couple of weeks, but now I'm back to doing what I love the most.
After having a bunch of my still lifes box framed, making them look really contemporary, they attracted a lot of attention and I  received some very positive feedback at the recent exhibition and of course I made sales too which was very gratifying.
So I have decided where I will be focusing most of my attention for the near future, after feeling that I had no particular direction, it's great to have a focus and will see where this will lead me. All very exciting stuff!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

1453 Come Along Girls!

30 x 30 centimeters = 12" x 12"x 3/4" oil on linen canvas, sides painted, unframed

This cockeral caught my eye with his harem gathered around him, he looks so proud of himself so cock-sure and a handsome fella he sure is too!
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