New Beginnings

By Anita Murphy / September 21, 2013 /

It has been a very long time since I have posted on my blog.  No excuses! Well, a minor one – I couldn’t get into my blog! I don’t know what happened but I could not log in until today.  We have moved to Vienna so I am now surrounded by wonderful architecture and art.…

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The Watcher

By Anita Murphy / April 9, 2012 /

The WatcherCharcoal on PaperApril 2012 “I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.”Anais Nin

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Charcoal Jug

By Anita Murphy / January 28, 2012 /

Charcoal on Rives.

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Charcoal Pot

By Anita Murphy / November 7, 2011 /

Working with charcoal to revitalise a flagging artistic spirit.

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By Anita Murphy / July 17, 2011 /

Meadows bordered with trees, filled with wild flowers, the warmth of the sun and smell of grass filling the air – my idea of heaven!

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Getting to Grips

By Anita Murphy / June 26, 2011 /

Amazed to find myself painting for the second time in one week – this is beginning to become a habit! Its so nice to wake up in the morning and find myself really looking forward to working on something. “It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a…

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By Anita Murphy / June 23, 2011 /

Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 16″ Finding my feet, slowly ………………… Trying to learn to be patient, not only with the paint, but also with myself. Suffering from that one two steps forward, one step back but hoping that taking it slowly will bring greater rewards. Trees as usual causing me heartache. “Patience is the…

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June and Another Month Gone and a New Blog

By Anita Murphy / June 9, 2011 /

So I haven’t posted for a month – great excuses coming up – new blog with just sketches on (so I have been posting, just not here), been on holiday for a week in Bavaria (gorgeous) and I have been preparing for a new piece coming up which is a bit like climbing a mountain!

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A Year? Already? Well, almost!

By Anita Murphy / May 18, 2011 /

“Pestle and Mortar”Charcoal on Paper I can’t believe it’s nearly a year since I last posted on here. I’ve been suffering from major loss of inspiration and drive but am determined to strap on my pencils/brushes/pastels, climb back into the saddle and face that blank paper/canvas. The only thing that I have done in the…

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Baby Boy

By Anita Murphy / August 16, 2010 /

Watercolour on Paper. A small commission for a friend. Fun to do. Waiting for a verdict before I decide on a background. I find watercolour quite frightening as it feels as if I have little to no control over this medium. As a result I am not as experimental as I would like to be.…

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