Long absence – no excuses!

By Anita Murphy / August 23, 2016 /

I’ve been long absent from my blog – no excuses.  I noticed that my last blog post was saying how I had not posted in a while!  Well, things obviously didn’t change.   Over recent weeks I have spent more time painting (minus a two week break during the Olympics!) and I thought I would…

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Winter Orchard

Absent without leave

By Anita Murphy / June 28, 2014 /

I’ve been absent again – but I have at least been busy! I have recently signed up with RedBubble and opened an account to sell prints, bags, cushions, phone covers and more. So taking a slightly different track, I have been working on a series of work that will lend itself well to different items…

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By Anita Murphy / June 7, 2014 /

My fabric series has rather gone by the way of knots! Knots look so different according to what they are tied with – the knotted ribbon is much flatter and more structural somehow, yet the knotted tea towel is drapes and curves due to the bulk of the fabric. “Tie the Knot” Pencil on Paper…

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By Anita Murphy / June 1, 2014 /

Following on from the pebbles drawing, I have started a series of drawings of fabrics. I bought this black and white silk many years ago but have never use it for anything. It seemed like the perfect challenge for this series of drawings, though half-way through the first one, I began to wonder whether I…

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By Anita Murphy / May 28, 2014 /

I love to walk on beaches and find myself picking up rocks and bringing them home by the pocket full. Attracted by the texture, the shape, colour or patterns, I find them irresistable!. “Memories” Pencil on Paper “Instrospective” Pencil on Paper “Hopes” Pencil on Paper “Reflection” Pencil on paper “Musings” Pencil on paper “Moments” Pencil…

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Artistic Hiatus

By Anita Murphy / March 13, 2014 /

Many people believe that being an artist is easy. That you get up in the morning and paint. I hate to dispel this theory, because yes, there are days like that. But there are many that are agony, the agony of wanting to paint and not knowing what to paint and sometimes, not even wanting…

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White Rose

By Anita Murphy / February 13, 2014 /

“THE red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.” John Boyle O’Reilly I’ve fallen in love with granulating pigments and the one I used in the leaves is one of my favourites – out of the tube…

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Yellow Rose

By Anita Murphy / February 10, 2014 /

There is a rhythm to life, its ups and downs, its side steps, its change of pace and theme.

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Darkest Hour

By Anita Murphy / February 6, 2014 /

Darkest Hour Acrylic and ink on canvas 90cm x 90cm My husband laughs at me when I paint on canvas – I paint and then I paint over and then I paint over again. One of the benefits to me is that canvas can be reused, that acrylics and oils can be overpainted time and…

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Pear Magic

Yellow Tulips and Pears

By Anita Murphy / January 31, 2014 /

The Trevena influence continues. I am hoping that I will develop my own style and not be hooked in being a poor imitation of a wonderful artist. I did not learn the lesson from the last painting of planning my picture before hand and once again I was forced to crop this picture to make…

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