Monday, January 31, 2011

"Approaching rain, Eagle Hill" Oil on canvas .

This Oil painting  "Approaching Rain, Eagle Hill " is of a place very close to my heart as I spent my chilhood playing in its fields and woods and among its rocks and ferns.  I love this place.
I sold  the piece on line  recently to a lady from Utah -USA
She emailed the following  when she recieved the painting.
"I received it yesterday! And I must say I am in LOVE with it! It is even more beautiful than I could have imagined! It has this dream like quality to have created an ethereal, poetic landscape, a soft, soothing, yet happy place! You are truly gifted! I LOVE your use of color!!! I am so happy with my new art !!. You must be a lovely, tender, sweet soul to have painted this artwork   Thank you Dear Trudi!! "
I am very happy for this piece to have gone to a loving home ! Yes my paintings are like my children , I have a pang every time I let one go - but it's  good to  make a  living !

What makes a good painting ?
"If a painting is full of magic, if you feel some happiness from it, if it makes you laugh or cry, if it gets things moving.
It should be like a flower,a tree. It should be the same as nature. It should be that when it is not there you should miss it. It is a person. A painting is only good when it can stand comparison to a tree or a living person . "
F.Hundertwasser 1928 -2000( Austrian artist )

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thinking of summer to banish January Blues

2011 Art weekends and workshops at my studio.
We're almost at the end of the coldest January and winter in living memory here in Ireland and life goes on - snowdrops are peeping their brave little shoots through the hard frosty soil . I've had inquiries about my 2011 Art weekends and workshops, and they will as usual begin at the end of April and continue until October - I will  publish  definite dates and details here on my blog soon ! It is  time to plan the year ahead !
If you would like to be notified please leave a message here on comments or email me at   Please LEAVE A COMMENT if you have any special requests or suggestions for classes . Input from my potential  or returning students is always welcome -I am  open to new ideas and if I know what you want I will do my best to provide it . 

 "After the Showers" Watercolour

And why not take a few moments to check out my JANUARY SALE  of paintings and prints in  my NEW ONLINE  Etsy shop