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Monday, 28 November 2011

1529 Behind Glass & Auction Sales

11" x 13" =28 x 33 cms oil on panel, framed.
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I enjoyed painting my glass bottles recently so I thought that I should give them another outing, teamed up with my other recent purchase, my favourite bit of this painting is the distortion of the lemon edges behind the glass, funny what appeals!

 5 out of 7 paintings were sold in yesterdays auction in Dublin, unfortunately they were at the very end of a lengthy auction which is not the best place to have ones paintings, still I'm happy that they are gone as I have cupboards full of paintings, better on somebodies wall and a little cash in my pocket to pay for more frames. Tonight is another auction in which I have 2 still lifes so will be watching it live on my computer in a few minutes.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

1528 Portuguese Plate SOLD

50 x 60 centimeters (aprox. 20" x 16") oil on board to see more of my work go to dianamarshallfineart.com
Couldn't think of a better name for this one, sometimes it's easy and a title pops into my head while painting or at least at the end of it, but this time I drew a blank, nada, so if anybody thinks of a better one I'll change it! This one took me the best part of a week to finish and although I'm quite pleased with it, I think I need a change now, not quite sure what, but maybe I will be inspired more next week.

I have 3 auction sales coming up one after the other, starting Sunday in Dublin. The recession is really making it's presence felt even more this year so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a few of my paintings will sell. My hubby is going along to watch the proceedings but I don't think I could stand the agony of it, so I'm staying home!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

1527 Orange Appeal SOLD

14" x 7" oil on panel, to be framed, to see more of my work go to dianamarshallfineart.com

More citrus fruit! this time in an ancient sauce boat that was donated to me by a friend, unfortunately I had to glue the handle back on as it didn't survive the rigours of the baggage handlers on route from England.
The sun is shining and the sky is blue and I think I should emerge from my painting room and get out into the light, I'm beginning to feel like a mole in a hole! I think that I will down brushes and do just that.

Friday, 18 November 2011

1526 Zesty Lemons

12" x 6" oil on board, to be framed, to see more of my work go to :- dianamarshallfineart.com

Back to lemons again, one of my favourite fruit to paint, they are expensive here I don't know why as they should be plentiful at this time of year.
 When I lived in Spain, during the winter months, you could get a big plastic shopping bag full of lemons for 1 or 2 euros and oranges, a box for €3 from the local fruit and veg. market. These I used to juice or make marmalade or lemon and orange curd from, I miss those lovely sweet and juicy treats and of course all the other lovely produce that was bountiful and so cheap.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

1524 Cherry Jubilee SOLD

8" x 8" oil on panel, to see more of my work go to dianamarshallfineart.com

My little brown jug has featured a lot in my still lifes, it always manages to sneak itself in without me realizing it! I have just bought a very large brown pitcher in a job lot of ceramics from a local auction, so it might be feeling a bit small against this grandaddy of jugs, and it's making sure it gets immortalized  one more time before I turn to it's competition!

Friday, 11 November 2011

1523 Bottled Up SOLD

10" x 8" oil on panel, to be framed. to see more of my work go to :- dianamarshallfineart.com

I found these interesting bottles among a cabinet of such bottles at a local indoor flea market,  I was excited to find such a great source of interesting bottles, there were so many different shapes, colours and sizes I was spoilt for choice, I think that these are old medicine bottles at least the smaller ones were. I enjoyed the challenge of painting glass and the lettering on the left one, teamed up with a few blooms a perfect pairing I think.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

1522 Daisy Shadow SOLD

12" x 6" oil on panel,  framed  to see more of my work go to dianamarshallfineart.com

Back to smaller paintings and my little brushes as I had a request for one, I will paint some interspersed with larger ones,  all my others have been distributed among galleries and auction houses and I need a bit of stock. I have two large ones on the go as well and they are both intricate and time consuming, fortunately I have got quite a bit of patience although occasionally I love to paint one where I can slap on the paint and not get too finicky about it!

The financial news is all doom and gloom here in Europe, just when you think it can't get any worse it does!! Where and when will it end, it's hard not to worry about it..

Thursday, 3 November 2011

1521 Best Pals SOLD

18" x 14" oil on panel to see more of my work go to dianamarshallfineart.com

Here's a playful one! Thought I needed a change from the norm and these two sitting on my wine box made me smile so I thought 'why not?!!' might not to be to everybodies taste but it was a fun one to paint.
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