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forked & 17 of 31 paintings back from the framers

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17 of 31 paintings back from the framers

The excitement in this house is at fever pitch! A couple of friends called by yesterday (with various excuses) but basically for a good goosey goosey.   I’d be exactly the same, so that’s fine with me. I even caught Rob talking to my Mum about the paintings and refering to them as “ours”. I found myself torn between feeling “ahhh that’s kinda sweet” and “hang on a minute mate!” There’s slightly more than will ultimately go down to the show in Kerry, with some destined for other things so I really am running out of space at this stage.

The plan is, a private drinks party on Saturday evening for friends and family who won’t make the show in Kerry and would like to see them and also some local press may come for a look too. Then down to Kerry to deliver the show after the bank holiday weekend. The first of the two shows open on June 20th on Valencia Island.


This is a 16x16inch that didn’t make the cut. But I like it anyway. So here it is for you.

Forked 16x16inch oil on gesso bord


  • Just explored your blog and will explore further when more time allows. I really like your work and so very happy I found your blog. Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

    I like your painting. The fork is amazing with the reflection and those strawberries – yum!

    Good luck with your two shows! Wish I was there to see your paintings in person!

  • Good luck with the show. Your paintings are really interesting and you should do well. But isn’t the cost of framing prohibative when you’ve so many to do. hope you’ve got a friendly framer who gives good discounts.

    • Hi Bridget,

      Yes it’s a lot isn’t it. But I have a great framer that gives me very good rates so that helps a lot. So far I have managed but usually I frame as I go along. This has been a great big glut all in one go. We’ll see how it all goes eh?


  • I’m so excited for you! Enjoy the moments ahead. You’ve worked very hard and if this is a reject, I want to see how lovely the one’s that made the cut are!

    I just had my opening in Cape Cod this Saturday. It was exciting and so much fun!

    Best of luck!

    • Hi Susan,

      I saw you’ve been quiet this week. How did it all go? Were you happy with the outcome? I was reading Jen Bradford’s blog where she talked about post exhibition blues. I can imagine there is a kind of anticlimax after all the build up! Did you find that?

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