Herbaceous Borders

By Anita Murphy / February 22, 2009 /

4″ x 4″, coloured pencil

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Painting the Forth Bridge

By Anita Murphy / February 20, 2009 /

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever bridge that stretches over the Firth of Forth in Scotland. The story goes that painting it is never-ending – as soon as one coat is finished the maintenance crew goes back to the beginning and starts all over again. I begin to feel the same way about this painting.…

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Doodling through Recovery

By Anita Murphy / February 18, 2009 /

Doodling, nothing serious. Been out for the count in a drug induced stupor for over a week. Trying not to overdo it and set back shoulder recovery.

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Lake Reflection

By Anita Murphy / February 11, 2009 /

I’ve been considering ordering new canvases or panels – can’t decide between the two. I have to start thinking about this long before I run out because or the time it takes for things to arrive. The question then raised some others in my mind. What sizes to order? Typically I paint on square or…

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Old Seascape

By Anita Murphy / February 9, 2009 /

Seascape, acrylic on panel (seriously old piece!) I may not be creating but I have got down to a number of things on my admin list (getting good at one hand typing!).Ordered business cards with image on one side and name, website and email address on the other.Also postcards and greeting cards. A number of…

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By Anita Murphy / February 8, 2009 /

No art today – I’ve done something excruciatingly painful to my shoulder (the right one, my painting arm of course!) and now have my arm in a sling. I’d like to say that it was doing something extraordinary, but it wasn’t – just taking laundry out of the washing machine. My husband says I should…

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Captive Light

By Anita Murphy / February 7, 2009 /

pastel on paper I was struck by the shadows from the bars at the windows. The light that came through the glass was much cooler than the light that came through the open door. Linda Blondheim gave me this blog award – Big smile! I really enjoy Linda’s blog. Her honesty about her art experiences…

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People Sketches and Sketching

By Anita Murphy / February 6, 2009 /

Some sketches of people. I have to admit that I tend towards pictures that don’t have any people in them. But I do quite enjoy sketching people – especially when they have their backs to me! I’m a people watcher, nothing like sitting in busy places like airports and city centers watching people hustling and…

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Other Loves

By Anita Murphy / February 5, 2009 /

I’ve been blog reading today instead of creating – that and designing my new house and tidying my “studio”.I’m taking Katherine’s “thinking is work” to heart. I’ve a number of ideas going on in my mind and I’m trying to decide how to bring them to fruition. This bamboo grows in the lower part of…

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New Pastels

By Anita Murphy / February 3, 2009 /

Half of my birthday present arrived today – yes I know its late but better late than never. A lovely box of hard pastels. I just love the way these colours all look in the box. Now I have to figure out how to use them! I’ve read some interesting techniques lately and I want…

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