animals photos & other stuff small painting

let sleeping dogs.. & waiting for her pint to settle

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Waiting for her pint to settle

Maggie, in O’Flaherty’s in Dingle, waiting for her pint to settle!

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We’re just back from Kerry. It’s a long drive . 4hrs for us Irish is a marathon, only to be endured by

1. decent play-lists,

2. DVDs for the kids and

3. a trailer load of snacks.

But before I tell you about Kerry, there was Purdy. Thank you to all of you who texted, called, facebooked, emailed or commented. As I said before, I am constantly reminded of the kindness of people.

Killarney Art Gallery

Earlier today we drove down to Killarney to visit Declan and Amelie at the Killarney Art Gallery and to see the paintings in the show. Great news! Two have already sold while showing on Valencia Island despite the ferry being cancelled most of the week due to high seas.

Here are some photos from my resident photographer (my daughter, Aoife)

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You can see the show and view the paintings here.

Stradbally strand

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What to say about a weekend under the Kerry mountains, along the most beautiful coastland in the country. Anything I say will sound like either an exaggeration or a boast. So lets just say that it was breathtaking and that I happen to know for a fact that Paul Henry didn’t use artistic license in painting his mountains so blue.

Win a painting

Tomorrow is the last day that you can refer a friend and be entered into the win a painting competition. If you have already done so make sure that either you or your friend has let me know.

let sleeping dogs lie..

My old friend gus again.  This (top of page) is a study that I did before the larger Gus painting.

Let sleeping dogs… 7×7 inch oil on gesso bord


  • Hi Roisin,

    I couldn’t get your link for viewing your paintings to work. Pity… I really wanted to see them up close. It all looks wonderful on your wall! Congrats on sales!

    I’ve been painting lupines lately. Please stop by.

  • Hi Susan and Linda,

    Thanks for dropping in and for your lovely comments. It’s aways great to hear from you.
    Thanks for the heads up on that broken link Susan, I think it’s fixed now. and wow I love your Lupins but I have to say I love your Star more. Hope you don’t have too many of those early mornings though.

    Best wishes


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