By Anita Murphy / August 30, 2016 /

Sometimes its not a struggle.  It feels like it is all just happening when it is supposed to and without any effort at all.  And its bliss when it does.  It happened with this painting and I look at it now and wondered if I painted it!  I loved the way it came together and…

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Through the Trees

Into the woods

By Anita Murphy / August 26, 2016 /

One of the things I struggle with is style.  Are we tied to a style that we produce naturally or can we push ourselves to become something else?  I love loose splashy, abstracted paintings but I always seem to end up with tiny brushes in my hand adding detail.  Watercolour is allowing me to push…

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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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