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Thursday, 29 September 2016

1923 Berry Reflections


8" x 20" / 20 x 50 cm oil on panel, framed and available

This was really a labour of love/hate especially the strawberry pips, I have to say that I am happy with the results and also that it's finished!

My hubby did an outdoor exhibition for me in Dublin at the week-end, which despite the awful weather forecast of winds and rain, was quite a success with 9 paintings being sold. This helps pay for the upcoming Exhibitions and framing.  He's a good salesman so he will get to do more next year, I've already warned him!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

1922 Mums in Blue SOLD!


20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10" oil on panel

My favourite colour combination, the petals of the 'mums' are slightly more textured to give contrast to the smooth and shiny glass bottles and ceramic glazed egg cup.

Just got back from Dublin and the outdoor art exhibition around St Stephens Green, despite showery, blustery weather, 9 paintings found new owners and I'm a happy bunny!


Friday, 23 September 2016

1923 Shed a Little Light 25 x 20 cm framed SOLD


25 x 20 cm / 10" x 8" oil on panel, framed and ready to hang

Another dark one, not the easiest to paint, drove me slightly potty, couldn't get the glow of the candle right and had to paint the background three times to get it even, I kept smudging other colours onto it.

 Just bought myself a huge box of latex gloves to protect my hands as I'm always having to clean my hands, I'm such a messy worker. They are great when I remember to wear them!!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Abundant Artist 8 day challenge and STUDIO SALE!!!


I have decided to have a studio SALE,  my studio and store room are full and need a clear out to make room for new paintings. Click HERE to go to my web-site to see all paintings that are on offer at half price, (prices include €10 towards shipping costs!) I will also be adding other paintings as time goes on. I have also added prices to my other paintings which are available to purchase via PayPal.

I am also taking part in the #AbundantArtShow! Its an 8 day mini-show of artists’ work from all over the world. Over the next 8 days I’ll be showing some of my work as well as sharing my favorites from other artists.

Friday, 16 September 2016

1921 Unwrapped


20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10" oil on panel, framed available

Good ol' cheese and grapes back by popular demand! The set up is on a piece of weathered slate roof tile, found near an old derelict house close to where I live.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

1920 Midnight Mandarin SOLD



25 x 20 cm / 10" x 8" oil on board, framed,

Thought that I would like to create a more dramatic still life, so I set this one up just before going to bed on a piece of black velvet and one overhead lamp. I took about 40-50 photos, playing around with the lighting and the set up, then started painting next day from the pic I liked most.

Friday, 9 September 2016

1914 Potted Pear SOLD


8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm oil on canvas board, framed

Back to still lives among my abstracts, at least I haven't forgotten how!


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

1913 Quite the Pear! SOLD


20 x 25 cm / 10" x 8" oil on canvas board, framed in custom made, limed wood frame, ready to hang, see photo below

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

1909 The Last Hurrah


60 x 60 cm oil and texture medium on box canvas, sides painted ready to hang, available on Artfinder


Sunday, 4 September 2016

1908 Far Away


 
30 x 40 cm oil on canvas, sides painted, available


Another abstract that evolved into a sea-scape! I started out having only the colours in mind and let my brush and palette knife have free reign, I like the heavy dark sky lightening to the horizon, far, far away.   

Saturday, 3 September 2016

1905 Lone Pear


40 x 50 cm oil on canvas, available,HERE  painting is unframed, the sides are painted, so that it can be hung with or without a frame.

Another experiment in semi abstract painting, kept quite monochrome, painted on an oxide red base layer.  Got so many ideas and styles I want to try out, the possibilities are never ending!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

1904 'Headland' 30 x 30 cm oil on canvass


30 x 30 cm / 12" x 12" oil on canvas, available HERE

Abstract which turned into an abstract sea-scape, some abstracts take on a life by themselves!
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