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Thursday, 27 June 2013

1677 Cut Up and Donkeys! SOLD

6" x 8" oil on panel framed

I painted two small still lifes this week for the People's Art Exhibition in Dublin this week-end and framed them up and then realized that I hadn't taken any pics of them, taking a pic of a framed painting isn't easy because of the shadow thrown by the frame onto the painting so the lesser of two evils was to photograph it full on and then get glare on the surface.

here are a set of donkeys my daughter and I found with some cows while we were out exploring the countryside, the house behind seems to be unoccupied as so many houses are here.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

1676 Bob!

6" x 6" oil on canvas, sides painted, unframed

I love his begging look I wonder what he wants!

Friday, 21 June 2013

1674 Freddy

6" x 6" oil on canvas
I haven't painted any animals for quite awhile now and I thought that I needed a rest from still lifes, and what better way than to paint a few pooches!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

1673 Up Side Down (SOLD) & Portumna Castle/Manor House

8"/20cm x 6"/15cm oil on panel

Another lemon.... now on to some pooches.

Here is my local Manor House with my two year old Grandson eager to inspect it!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

1672 Citrus SOLD

6" x 8" oil on panel
Continuing with my small paintings, this one took two days! I've a hankering to paint some other subject now, I'm torn between landscape and animals mmm what to do! 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

1671 Olive Cup & Kinvara Harbour

8" x 6" oil on panel

This one was a labour of love, I sometimes think that painting on a small canvas takes as much time as painting larger ones, I really should stop myself from painting complicated still lifes so small, and opt for much simpler subject matter.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Saturday, 8 June 2013

1667 Leaning Chili SOLD! & Ruined Castle

8" x 6" oil on panel  SOLD

Back to small paintings! My large paintings are stacking up so I thought that I would go back to producing some small ones again.

We are having a sunny spell here in Ireland which is such a welcome break from the cold and rain of the winter and even into April and May, we hope it will last!!! All our wind and rain comes straight off the Atlantic from the west, before going on to the rest of Europe, or peters out before then. Ireland is known for being wet, hence the name 'Emerald Isle' !

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

1667 Round and Round

50 x 60cms = 16" x 20" oil on panel, unframed

Well it's been awhile since I posted, I haven't had a chance to paint much over the last 3-4 weeks as family matters have taken president.  This is one I started before that time and have finally finished, I found the copper crumb tray and loved it's design, also the quirky hand painted jug, both acquired at a local general auction.

My daughter and children have moved from the States to Europe, back home, and are living with us for a while so with a teenager and a two year old, life is definitely not quiet anymore! But I have put a 'Do not disturb' sign on my art room door (on pain of death!) so as I can get some painting done.

The little finger of my two year old grandson, found the switch for the power supply to my computer, which set off a chain of events that is causing me many grey hairs. Although I though I was being smart and paid good money to have my data stored in a cloud somewhere it has caused me no end of gritted teeth and******!!!+++ words. After getting my PC back from the experts who had wiped my hard - drive, thinking it would be easy to restore my files from the 'cloud' well that is another very long story. Needless to say I will be backing up my files in future on an my own external hard drive!
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