Sunday, December 22, 2013

I wish you all a lovely, peaceful Christmas and happy new year in 2014. :-)

I will leave you now for the Christmas period with what I have been working on lately. Best wishes. Eileen.  x :-)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hi everyone,
I go to Spain every year on holiday with my sister to a little place called Torrox, which is just down from Malaga and next town to Nerja which some of you might be more familiar with. We love Torrox and we stay in my sister's wood cabin on a hillside which is part of a camping site called "El Pino". We love it there and everyone knows everyone by now!
To get down to the village, we have to go walk downhill on the dried river bed where there also is a farmers goat track where the farmers herd their goats every day and we love going down this track as its so old-fashioned and full of character and we see the locals and say hello and they have makeshift greenhouses which are covered by plastic sheeting over the tomatoes they grow inside them. They also grow vines which are always laden with grapes and avocados grown very plentifully in the fields.
Many of the farmers have built new houses over the years but have left the old ones still standing nearby or incorporated them as part of the new build. But one of these small houses is one that stands alone, very dilapidated and is crumbling more and more every year. I always take a photo of it with the intention of doing a painting of it and this is the one I am showing you here as I've just finished it. I hope you enjoy it! :-)

"Crumbling" - the old casa 2440, Torrox, Spain.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

These are some of my other work that I call my "Freedom of expression" album. Mixed media on paper. Love to do this work to loosening myself up and let my inner child free!!  Enjoy! Have a lovely weekend everyone. ;-) X

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I did this painting after I was inspired  by some honesty plant seed-cases that were growing in  my garden that I picked and brought in to the house  for a dried flower arrangement.

I used acrylic paint, inks and some gold leaf in it.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

I did this little paintingearlier  today...its called "Rock pools with amber sky and Lambay Island in the distance" done with mixed media on paper... :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

And this is the other one I was working on today. I may leave it at this or go a bit further....

It's called "Woodland with snow, Kenure, Rush"

Such bad weather today! :( Rain, high winds, so dull that I have the lights on indoors but thank God I have a daylight bulb for my art studio so that I can work! :)
I did a small oil painting as I hadn't done oils for a while and it was fun (I usually work in acrylics or mixed media). Am also working on another painting with winter in mind as it has snow in it!
I am putting up the quick little oil I did for you to see k. :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

                                       This painting is called "Empty vessel", mixed media on paper....

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hi everyone! Hope you have a nice sunday relaxing.  :) This little work is in sections - set out lifted off the backing by foam board - what do you think of setting it out this way?
They are abstract sections of the landscape in autumnal colours. Hope you like it!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I absolutely love autumn! The rich and vibrant colours in the trees, the blackberries in the hedgerows, the wheat fields with their hay bales all stacked up after the harvest, the colours of the fallen leaves on the ground amongst the bracken and in pools of water - I just love it all!!

My latest painting is "Autumn" ...mixed media on canvas board. :-)

Monday, September 16, 2013

                                                             Hi everyone!

Hope all is well with you wherever you are in the world! Got very 'autumn-y' here
with high winds and much leaf fall from the trees, our glorious summer only a memory now! Roll on next year and hope its a good one too! :-)

These are my latest paintings.....

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

With autumn coming in so fast, there is plenty of inspiration all around for creating artwork! :) It's my favourite time of year.
  I did this little piece yesterday, quite abstract, not sure if I will go further or leave it as it is but I enjoyed doing it. See what you think! :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

This is a little insight into my art studio!  It's cluttered and crazy at times but I love it and being in there is    when I am at my most happiest, creating my paintings! I usually have some soft, meditative or energetic      music on in the background, whichever suits how I am feeling on any particular day and recently I have found audio books very good while I am working away. :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

This is work that I have been doing recently. Inspired by the beautiful Summer we had this year and gardens overflowing with colour, I tried to capture a sense of how beautiful the flowers were. :) I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did painting it! If you would like to leave any comments on my work, please feel free to do so. :)