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Been down with a ‘flu’ but feeling better, just couldn’t get out to my studio. Have had some encouraging comments but am seriously wondering if it is worth going to the expense of getting my pictures framed. This recession has everyone holding onto their money and naturally the luxuries in life are what are going to be resisted 1st. Have some I want to get done so will feel better once get going again and then see how it goes.   Hopefully will be putting more photos in soon.


It is working I got some comments from my blog, yahoo, sounds like I’ve caught up with the 2000s ha

Still Painting

Here I am still at it and will get some photos posted soon.  I haven’t written anything for some time but I am still painting. I really didn’t think that blogging mattered but I have been assured by a couple of friends at the Athlone Festival it definitely is worth it, their opinion being that everyone reads blogs these days.  Really??     I feel like I’m talking to myself  – anybody reading this maybe you’d let me know, thanking you in advance 🙂     

As was suggested to me, I’m having my oil paintings framed with glass in front like watercolours are, I do think it’s better,  after resisting tradition!!    This is still not widely known going by the comments at Athlone Agri Fair and it was very new to Jim McKnight who does my framing for me, but there you go fashions change and I seem to be right along there with it, ha!  

Hope you like the new paintings I will post on the home tag.  My neighbour asked if I’d do the sea scape of Galway Bay at low tide looking onto the Burren.  I did it with a palette knife and though it was a challenge to begin with , thoroughly enjoyed doing it.   Anyone that wants an original painting done from a photo please get in touch.   Bye for now.

For Horse lovers

I’ve got the horse pictures framed and am so happy with them.  Although I feel they are a set, having named them ‘Spring’ ‘Summer’ ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’ I guess they could be sold separate but there they are anyway on the website.   I had  felt under pressure thinking the Auction was on March 1st but it’s not till 26th, 27th and 28th of March so feel can relax and get over the fall I had on the ice, injuring my right arm mostly, it’s improving already with physio.  I was able to get the ‘Poppy fields’  and the Ballinasloe Trotter into the cafe ‘Poppyfields’ in Athlone, they’re hannging them on the walls there which I feel very happy about as was advised to get known more, so am trying.

2010 here and lots of work

Since the last auction in Dec it’s been go go go with visitors but was kept busy even doing a painting on a wall which was fun.  Am hard at work on commissions now, “The Grande Percherone” and  another of a tearful girl which you will see in the gallery soon.    I’m also doing 4 horses’ heads in oils from the Horse Cube book and have called them Spring,  Summer, Autumn and Winter they’ll be going for sale in the up coming auction I hope, along with the Ballinasloe Trotter and the hunt scene ‘An early morning start’.