Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hi everyone!

Nice sunny morning - so far anyway but no doubt the rain will not be far away per usual. Summer a wash-out this year and I can feel Autumn on its way already! Mind you, Autumn is my favourite month of the year with its colours, hues and textures in the drying leaves. :-)
All set for the Rush Festival at the weekend and dropped in my 3 paintings along with Glenn's 4 for the first art trail in the village. Over 40 artists are exhibiting their works at several indoor and outdoor venues. I have to do a shift too on the Sunday morning from 11 - 2 pm to help out. I hope the weather keeps up as the committee have gone to a lot of trouble this year to make it bigger than usual, fair play to them and well done. The craft stalls will be up with everything from handmade jewellery to photography, home grown vegetables, animals for the kids, face-painting, fairground rides like last year etc., etc., so should be good.
I was working on this little piece yesterday so am putting it up here for you now.  :-)

Have a lovely day everyone.

It is 25.4cm x 25.4cm,  acrylic on board. Hasn't got a title yet but poppies will be in it anyway!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

So I am working on textural effects lately and really enjoying it.
This piece is called "Warrior's golden shield"...mixed media on canvas...50.8cm x 40.64cm.

Irish history is full of ancient celtic warriors. I consider myself a warrior - one who will get up time after time again no matter what slings and arrows life throws at me - so I guess you could call me a type of warrior too! :-)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hi everyone. :-)

My exhibition at Axis Arts and Community Centre in Ballymun is on until the 14th August if any of you would like to pop up to see my paintings.
I have also been invited to show some work at the upcoming Rush Harbour Festival on the August bank holiday weekend and I am putting three pieces into that in a group showing from local artists. There will be various venues, indoors and outdoors at the festival - an art trail, for people to see local art.

In the meantime, I am working on new textures as I love textures in nature which is always where I get my inspiration.  I also love flowers and their colours and shapes and try to get that across in my loose abstract and semi-abstract watermedia works on paper.

My art takes me to places within myself that help me to switch off from daily worries as I lose myself in my studio and work, I just find it so wonderful to be there. :-)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Just to remind you all that I can be found also on the following:

I also have a photography page:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

I've been trying out new textures and enjoying it and learning quite a lot.

This is one, done on box canvas, using texture paste with glue down first and a few layers of different coloured acrylic paint and then the top layer pulled away in places to reveal brighter textures. See what you think. :-)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This is a large triptych that I did for my dear friend Pauline who was 70 years old recently. I delivered it to her yesterday and she loved it. :-) She had wanted a large painting for her sitting room for over her sofa for a long time and I did this for that spot. She was so surprised - I didn't give her any indication coming up to her birthday that I was doing it and she was shocked and delighted when I brought it up to her. I was so happy that she liked it. :-)

137.16cm x 50.8cm

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hi everyone.

Weather has taken up at last and it's really lovely.  At least we can go out without a jacket and wear Summer clothes at last. :-)
Plenty of inspiration for art all around (is there ever not!) ! My Spider Lily is in full bloom - and I bought it in "Bloom" too!! :-D The "Bloom" Garden festival was on in the Phoenix park on the June bank holiday weekend at the beginning of the month and I bought 3 of these to see what they were like as they looked lovely from the photo with them, planted them a few days later and viola - they are up! They are so different and so lovely and aptly named "Spider lily" I am putting a photo up for you to see. I just love the beautiful swirls of the petals and the trumpet-like middle and it catches the sun so easily and shines through them as they are very delicate - they are beautiful! So pleased I bought them! :-) 
Other that that, I have been trying out new textures and inks and having fun with those. Take a look. :-)

Now isn't that a gorgeous flower?! :-