Just a snippet

By Anita Murphy / April 12, 2007 /

I’ve been very bad at posting lately – mainly because I really didn’t feel I had anything to show. However, I’ve been told that I need to post something so I am doing so (and may even post more in the next day or two!). I’ve cut this section out of a pastel that I…

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Solitary Vision and Comfort Zone

By Anita Murphy / March 14, 2007 /

Comfort Zone Solitary Vision I think I am finished with these, at long last! I’m starting to work with pastels with my mentor, Michael Newberry, and am finding using colour again an enormous but pleasant challenge. I hope to post some of these soon. Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red…

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Freedom of Speech

By Anita Murphy / January 22, 2007 /

I’ve been unable to post for the past few days as for some reason Blogger was being censored here! Thrilled to find today that I could log in! Continued work on “Solitary Vision” – nearing completion. Also “Study of a chair” which is preparation for another piece. “Give me the liberty to know, to utter,…

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Solitary vision

By Anita Murphy / January 12, 2007 /

Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.” Paul Tillich “I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind” Albert Einstein

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Happy New Year!

By Anita Murphy / January 3, 2007 /

I’m late with posting my resolutions – there are, as usual, many. From using handcream more often and taking my vitamins more regularly to creating a serious amount of artwork. “May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every windowopen to great possibility.” – Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey 1995 “We all need to have…

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“Neutral Zone” Complete

By Anita Murphy / December 21, 2006 /
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Neutral zone

By Anita Murphy / December 8, 2006 /

I’ve spent this week neutralizing the greys, working on heightening the highlights and deepening the dark areas. Interesting process that involves a great deal of squinting which makes bright and dark areas stand out. Still working on really getting that neutral area in the greys.

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Limited Vision

By Anita Murphy / December 1, 2006 /

I’ve been working with Michael Newberry for the last few weeks and this is almost the end of my first full piece as a result of his mentorship. I’m trying to sum up my experience of being in a country where women are very much second class citizens, and where, as westerners, we are extremely…

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Too long

By Anita Murphy / November 22, 2006 /

Life has been getting in the way but some events lately have made me rethink my life and that it is time to get back to work artwise. I did join in and do the portrait swap on WetCanvas this month which was a nice break. I hope my partner, Sonja, likes what I did…

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Daily sketch

By Anita Murphy / October 26, 2006 /

‘If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.’– Vincent Van Gogh “We are what we repeatedly do.”– Aristotle

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