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Thursday, 31 May 2012

1583 Stilton & Friends SOLD


8" x 16" oil on panel available

I had started on this one before I painted my fisher-girl and I was glad I took a break from it, which made it easier to finish after my short still-life holiday! The photo is a bit darker than in reality on the right, some paintings are so difficult to photo and edit to give an accurate copy of the work.

Monday, 28 May 2012

1582 'Come on Bite' SOLD


8" x 10" oil on panel  

Same little girl, different day, here she is sitting patiently waiting for those fish to bite.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

1581 Casting SOLD


10" x 8" oil on panel 

I enjoyed painting yesterdays painting so much, that I ventured another one of the same little avid fishergirl.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

1580 Fishing


10" x  8' oil on panel available here

I needed a break from 'still lifes' so I found this ref photo along with some others of this little girl, I might paint a few more children I enjoy painting them, one thing I learned from this painting was, that I need to paint this kind of painting in one sitting, otherwise it loses it's freshness and I tend to fiddle and over perfect when I go back to it.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

1579 Snoozing Pretty

6" x 6" = 15 x 15 cms oil on canvas to be framed

Thought I needed a break from still lifes and painted this little one.

Monday, 21 May 2012

1578 Reflected Sunshine SOLD

8" x 16" oil on panel to be framed, 

These sunflowers were part of my birthday present from my daughter Katy, such pretty blooms just asking to be painted!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

1577 As Sure as Eggs is Eggs! SOLD


9" x 12 oil on panel available  SOLD
The sunlight came streaming through my window and I put a bowl of eggs on a low box and this composition was created. I love working with light and reflections, shadows and highlights they all add to making an interesting and exciting painting.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

1576 Fruit Tea

11" x 14" oil on panel

Another composition from above, I do like this format as you can probably guess, I think it gives a new perspective to a classic subject.

This week-end is the first out door art exhibition on St Stephens Green in Dublin and I won't be there, but hubby is going to do it for me, hope the weather is fine as you can imagine this makes or breaks a good exhibition. We were lucky last year and had reasonable weather for all 4 exhibitions throughout the summer, which is quite a miracle considering the Irish weather!


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

1575 One Up One Down SOLD


12" x 9" oil on panel

This interesting brass dish/candlestick was another thrift store find. I'm hoping to find a yard sale at the week-end so that I can buy some more props to paint as my large store of still life objects are back in Ireland.
The weather is turning warm here and I need to get out of hibernation!

Friday, 4 May 2012

1574 Black & White SOLD

9" x 12" oil on panel

So many shades of white, and black isn't just black either!

I've just been cursing at Blogspot for changing it's posting format, I do hate it when a site decides to change 'improve??!!' just when I've mastered it and then I have to waste time figuring out how to do everything again!
I can't see why it needed fixing, maybe to keep a geek or two employed ;D
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