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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The Eyes have It

By Anita Murphy / May 5, 2010 /

Charcoal on Rives It’s been a while since I posted on this blog but 7 months of living in a hotel room was a little stifling of artistic inspiration. We are settled for the next three years in Frankfurt, Germany. Great sigh of relief to be back in Europe and out of harm’s way. Still…

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Vertical Limits – Charcoal

By Anita Murphy / May 24, 2009 /

I’ve been rather tied up with a lot of stuff lately but have been working away slowly at this charcoal – a version of Vertical Limits that I did in pastels when we were in Saudi Arabia. Its been nice getting back to the subtlety of tonal values.

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Gold Thread

By Anita Murphy / December 6, 2008 /

oil on canvas 6″ x 6″Another colour experiment. I started with a purple and cerulean ground and then worked into that with colour. More paint on the canvas this time.Also have had this idea in my head for a charcoal for a while and after reading Stacy Rowan’s post about seeing things that you want…

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“The Second Bite” and Portrait Swap

By Anita Murphy / November 23, 2008 /

I ate the first bite before I even noticed it had found its way into my mouth! Had to hold back so I could get the second bite painted! Had to move into bigger format as I have run out of 8″ x 5″ canvases – can’t remember what size this is but its a…

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