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Friday, 30 November 2012

1632 Not like the Others SOLD

8" x 11" oil on panel  SOLD

I'm enjoying myself so much creating these looser still lifes and trying to think up new and different ones.

Congrats to Carrie Waller for winning the Outstanding Watercolor Award in the Bold Brush Competition. To see her amazing painting   click  here  and all the other wonderful paintings.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Saturday, 24 November 2012

1630 Red on Red and Affordable Art Fair Dublin

9" x 12" oil on panel, unframed SOLD

Here' a dark and moody one for you and a hard one to photograph too, especially when the weather outside is grey and rainy, I've got it as close to the original as I can, I hope. This one is also available on Ebay so do hop on over and put a bid on it please! Christmas gift for someone dear, always appreciated - the gift of original art. 
Hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying a few days of relaxation. 

Here is our stand this morning, at the Affordable Art Show in Dublin, Ireland, with hubby in the spot light. Liza my eldest daughter is also on hand to support her dear ol' Dad ;) she's the one behind the camera!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

1629 'An Apple Besides' SOLD

12" x 9" oil on panel , unframed SOLD

Another loose one painted with a palette knife, I'm trying really hard not to perfect things and hope that I may have many happy accidents ;)  I'm loving stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new, I want to make my paintings have more energy and that something that makes them less than ordinary.

I'm guessing it has something to do with self confidence, and confidence in ones ability. I learn something new with every painting. I'm really inspired by browsing other artists blogs and web-sites and get so many ideas that kick start my own creative juices.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

1627 Jugendstil

12" x 16" oil on linen canvas, framed

This is the painting I needed a break from, it's finally finished! Now onto some more loose ones...

Monday, 19 November 2012

1628 Little Gourd

9" x 12" oil on panel, framed

Just finished a really tight still life which I found I wasn't really enjoying painting, so I thought that I would give myself an artist's 'bus-man's holiday'  so I set this one up and with a large flat brush off I went and enjoyed  painting this immensely, fast and loose with a bit of palette knife work too, so whatta you think?

Friday, 16 November 2012

1626 Flanked

9" x 12" oil on panel, framed

Well it's back to still lifes!
This colourful autumn leaf was found by my daughter and it has dried beautifully, if a bit fragile, I teamed it up with these two pretty pears that echo its colour palette.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

1625 Mama, Papa and Me

20" x 20" x 2.5" oil on gallery wrapped canvas, sides painted, available.

The last of three paintings in this mini series, I chose it because of the long shadows which were so perfect on that bright and sunny day. Now what to paint next.....................

Saturday, 3 November 2012

1624 A Walk in the Park (also available as a print)

20" x 20" x 2.5" oil on gallery wrapped canvas, sides painted, available. Click  here to see this as a print

Kai was wearing his new winter coat and walking to the playground in the autumn sunshine. He's off to the store today to buy a pair of 'welly' boots, which I hope will feature in my next painting!

Friday, 2 November 2012

My Prize!

This sweet clown ACEO and easel were my prize for leaving a comment on Carol Blackburn's blog (check out her blog here http://carolblackburncontemporary.blogspot.com/  ) it came in the post with some of Carol's beautiful photos as an added bonus!

Thank you Carol
Keep up the good work!
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