Working on some new black and white abstracts for my etsy shop! I love working with black ink, it is one of my favourite materials because it is so versatile. There is something soothing about wondering what an abstract set of shapes like this could represent.
This painting is one of a new series I’m working on. I’ve been photographing the deer in the Phoenix Park for a while now to get inspiration for paintings. I’ve been able to photograph the deer grazing, picking leaves off trees, lying in long grass, and even having the occasional fight. I’m starting off in black and white, but I have the possibility to paint them in colour as well. Hopefully the good weather continues and I can go out and photograph them further.
This is the photograph I took these deer from- it was lucky to catch such a perfect pose.
Red Southwestern Mountain Landscape.
This painting was inspired by looking at mountains with Indian Paintbrush flowers on them, which create the sense of red and yellow brush strokes across the landscape. I have taken a contemporary take on this kind of landscape, and incorporated some vein-like rivers and streams into the landscape. Painted in my favourite medium, watercolor and ink.
GGarlic and Rosemary are two of my favourite ingredients to cook with. I love their aromas and they are both delicious. Add in some red wine and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful sauce for Chicken, Beef of Lamb. To me the Purple Garlic always tastes the best. And no, I don’t care if it makes me a garlicky smelling date…
Red roses might be a little cliched, but they are still a favourite for me. Beginning to paint flowers again as it gets into spring. I bought my first bunch of early daffodils this week.
I love to admire vintage dresses even though I have never worn one. Styles from the 1920s, 1940s ans 1950s are all my favourites.
The neckline on the one above is the main selling point for me, and the rose detailing on the skirt.
The link above has a lovely article with many great Hedgehog related finds. If you’re a fan of hedgehogs, as I am, check it out!
A new drawing of toadstools. These remind me of the Enid Blyton Faraway Tree books that I used to devour as a child, and fairy tales in general.
This is something new for me, using the ideas from some of my monochrome landscapes, but with colour, and on a larger scale. I think I called this one ‘Sleepy River’ because I painted it so late at night!
Here’s a detail:
And finally the etsy link
I recently went to see The Lone Ranger, and it reminded me of my love of Wild West Landscapes. I also recently admired a lovely set of vintage Wild West landscape photographs. These bits of inspiration somehow led to this small drawing,