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Tuesday, 30 September 2008


Going away for a few weeks to the land of lovely art supply shops - England where it will be like visiting a sweety shop- I will have to hold myself back! and of course to visit friends.

Monday, 29 September 2008

'Karins' Pumpkins' SOLD

6" X 6" oil on canvas panel 

This painting was done from a photo posted weekly, on Karin Juricks blog ' Different Strokes From Different Folks'
She has invited anybody to paint a rendition of it and send it to her, to be posted along with many other artists version of this subject. To check out her blogs go to the link posted under 'My Favourite Artists.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

'Here's Your Ball Sis' (available)

8" X 8" oil on gessoed panel $85 + p&p

Such a sweet pair playing on the beach. One of my favourite subjects - kids at play or portraits.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

'This is Fun' (available)

6" X 8" oil on gessoed panel $75 + p&p

Don't you just love him, that look of playful innocence. There's something about loo-paper that is universally appealing to both dogs and kids and sometimes even cats.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

'Beach Babe' SOLD

8" X 8" oil on gessoed panel 

I started this one yesterday but didn't get her finished, I was trying to stay loose which is a hard thing for me to do. Babies are so cute at this age all round and kissable!

Monday, 22 September 2008

'Just Grazing' SOLD

8" X 8" oil on gessoed board

This one was hard to photograph for some reason loads of glare off the paint. This lovely working horse Liza and I passed one Sunday on his lonesome in a field munching the grass, looking very handsome, very well built, looks like he might pull a cart or a plough.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

'Pals' SOLD

6" X 8" oil on gessoed board 

Such a sweet dog and so patient, I just love these two.
I miss my dog he's in quasi quarantine because he needed a booster on his rabies shots so I won't get him back until February.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

'The Cat's Whiskers'

6" X 8" oil on gesseod panel

My friend Linda's pride and joy - her lovely soft and fluffy ginger cat Moritz.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

'Bubble Reflections' (available)

6" x 8" oil on gessoed panel $65 + p&p

I have decided that I prefer to paint on canvas because the gessoed boards are so slick and don't hold on to the oil paint as well as canvas, but as I have a large supply of boards I guess I am going to have to use them up. Got fed up today with a larger painting so I painted over it in my frustration! and started something totally different with this little painting which didn't turn out too bad.

Monday, 15 September 2008

'Bathing Beauty' (available)

8" x 10" oil on gessoed board $105 + p&p
This Spanish girl is bathing in the Mediterranean and looks is if she is enjoying the cooling waters.

Friday, 12 September 2008

'Hannah and Haley' (commission)

24 x 30 cms oil on linen

This portrait of two beautiful young girls was commissioned by a proud Grandmother. They were a pleasure to paint.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

' View thru Two Windows' SOLD

8" x 10" oil on board

While we were visiting the beautiful village if Dalkey on the East coast of Ireland, I walked past this house overlooking the bay and I could see right through the house to the sea. The window was framed by shutters and a large shrub of Buddleah.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

'Fiesta Fun' SOLD

8" x 8" oil on gessoed panel 

These two Spanish children all dressed up and enjoying the fun of the fiesta parade finished off with the inevitable firework display and lots of music and dancing.

Monday, 8 September 2008

'Annies Lillies' NFS

24 x 30 cms = 9.5"x 12"inches oil on linen stretched canvas
These are lilies growing in my friends' lovely garden with a tiny visitor stopping by for a moment
The scent was wonderful as I took my close up reference shots. I have painted this subject before probably because I think that lillies are among the most beautiful flowers.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

'The Rock of Dunamaise'

11" x 14" =28 x 35.5cms oil on gessoed panel

We went sight-seeing one Sunday afternoon and were blessed by a rare bit of sunshine, so armed with my camera we went to visit this old picturesque castle ruin set on the top of a hill, and I got a bunch of lovely photos. The views from the top of the hill were pretty too. The castle was surrounded by lots of wild flowers which made it look even more romantik.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

'Beach Faerie' SOLD

6" x 8" oil on gessoed panel
This is one of my favourite paintings, it's so rewarding when you feel that you have captured what you want in a painting, which of course doesn't always happen.

Monday, 1 September 2008

'Daniel & Nana'

9 1/2 x 12" oil on linen canvas
Another painting of Daniel this time with his Grandmother giving him a helping hand.
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