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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

1623 Is that Sand? also available as a print!

20" x 20" oil on deep gallery wrapped canvas,sides painted ready to hang  also available here as a  print

Oh so lovely to paint loosely after so many 'tight' paintings and to paint thickly too, I really enjoyed painting this one. The subject is of course my grandson Kai when he found a large mound of sand at a pumpkin farm recently.

Monday, 29 October 2012

1622 Dark and Luscious

12" x 12" oil on deep gallery wrapped canvas, to hang unframed

The last of my three grape paintings, now I'm going to paint something completely different, my grandson. It's always good to change subjects now and again and I'm aiming to paint much looser too, well try anyway ;)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

1621 Full of Juice

12" x 12" oil on deep gallery wrapped canvas, to hang unframed

The second of three hanging grape paintings, the next one is already blocked in and will be of black grapes on a dark background that will be another challenge!

I have entered the Boldbrush painting competition, sponsored by FASO my web-site provider and free to enter, every month. The quality and quantity of the work done by other artists is staggering and perusing those wonderful paintings really shows one what can be achieved with a paint brush.   Here is the link  http://faso.com/boldbrush/

Well the 80 days of blue skies and sunshine are over and it's rain, rain and more rain here in WA, I think it's preparing me for the weather in Ireland.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

1619 On Reflection SOLD

11" x 20" oil on panel, framed
This painting seems to be a game of two halves, the two fruits on the left gossiping about the two snooty glasses admiring their reflections in the silver platter!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

1618 One in the Pot SOLD

11" x 20" oil on panel, framed, available

Loved painting this one, a lot of nice simple shapes ;) Trying to use up all my boards before I go back to Ireland, don't know when that will be, I'm a bit in limbo at the moment, so I am just taking it one day at a time.

loved pa

Sunday, 14 October 2012

1617 Bite Me!

16" x 12" oil on linen, framed

My second painting of hanging fruit on un-stretched linen canvas, I am enjoying painting on this surface, not as hard on my paint brushes as gessoed panels. The squash I found in a mound of the most interesting ones at the local supermarket, this one was a plain Jane compared to the others.

Monday, 8 October 2012

1616 Left Hanging SOLD

16" x 12" oil on linen, framed

It's peculiar, one can paint away happily for long periods of time with loads of new ideas for future paintings  and then comes the end of a certain series and then BLANK!!! no inspiration... That is what happened to me after the five large square paintings were finished, I couldn't come up with anything, I started one and hated it, so pushed it into the corner :(  then I perused other artists work to get some ideas and fortunately that helped, so although not an original idea to hang fruit it was new to me and it got me kick started again. It's an awful feeling when the creative juices stop flowing. 
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