Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Irish Sunset

I Re did a painting I did two weeks ago,  The original was 8" x 16" but I felt it could pack a real impact in a larger size.  I have been painting on a smaller scale for months in order to keep my prices down during these recessionary .  I thought that this painting deserved a bigger format.  Forget the recession, think big!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Are ewe looking at me

Are You Looking At Me?  Soft pastel on sanded paper. 14" x 28" 

New Painting

New painting of the Lakes of Killarney.  I found it difficult to get the colors right in this one.  blues are hard to get right.  but here it is anyway.

My husand is an artist too.

Well kinda.  He made men out of old ESb poles.  One sits outside our house and the other stand over looking the beach in the Maharees n Co. Kerry Ireland.  I thinks they brilliant and they are the best type of art...recycled http://picasaweb.google.com/artbydeborah/TimberMan#

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Skellig Rock soft pastel on sand paper 9" x 18"

 From afar the Island has a mystical feel as if it could not be a real place,  I have had several people comment on my new style of celtic fantasy art. so I just thought you should know a little history of this real but mystical place.

Skellig Michael (from Sceilig MhichĂ­l , meaning Michael's rock), also known as Great Skellig, is a steep rocky island  about 9 miles from the coast of Kerry in Ireland. It is the larger of the two Islands. After probably being founded in the 7th centuary, for 600 years the island was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The monastary is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock became a in 1996. It is one of Europe's better known but least accessible monasteries.

Since the extreme remoteness of Skellig Michael has until recently discouraged visitors, the site is exceptionally well preserved. The very spartan conditions inside the monastery illustrate the ascetic lifestyle practiced by early Irish Christians. The monks lived in stone 'beehive' huts (clochans), perched above nearly vertical cliff walls.