Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas in Killarney

It is Coming up to Christmas and The Back Lane Gallery is getting into the swing of things. The gallery will be filled with Beautiful painting by local artists from around Kerry. Handmade crafts such as jewelery, pottery, hand made cards, prints, etc. are all there under one roof. Please join us for our Christmas Exhibition and our One year anniversary on the 3rd of December from 7pm until 9pm. Mulled wine homemade nibbles and live music! 10% off of any painting on the night!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I have been inspired!

The colours of autumn in Ireland are not like Upstate NY, but they are still beautiful in their own way.  The leaves don't have that explosion of colour you get in New York but the landscapes does turn the most incredible colours.  The grass turns a golden colour after the hay has been cut, the heather turns to a wonderful shade of burnt sienna.  The sky are heavy with clouds and compliment the autumn pallet perfectly.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Red Boat 14" x 18"
oil on linen
I love being in the gallery.  It is a lovely place to paint as well.  And paint I do.  Every day you will find me in my little corner painting away.  The problem is I so not get allot of time to paint plein air or to go out and get reference photos.  I was lucky enough to get permission from a wonderful photographer Michael Herman to use in photo of a red fishing boat for my latest painting.  Thank you very much Michael, the composition was perfect!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Autumn in the Back Lane Gallery

Leaves are changing, Colour every where and Halloween just around the corner.  Here are my latest paintings that reflect the feelings of Autumn

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Calling on Co. Kerry Plein Air Artist

Where are all the plein air artist in Kerry.  There must be some with all the beauty we have here.  I am looking for artist who would like to get together for a paint out.  Maybe organise plein air event in Killarney for the first one.  If you are interested please contact me!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Looking for something to do on a rainy day

Rain is in the forecast? We will paint the sun for you. Come on into the Back Lane Gallery,  Take your time and have a walk around and look at the beauty of Ireland in paintings. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Deborah O'Keeffe

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The Skelligs

I love the sea. I live in Killarney about an hours drive for the shore. One of the things on my bucket list is to live near the ocean. Any ocean! When I look around the gallery walls all I see is landscapes of Killarney. I decided to paint the sea instead. One of my favorite place are the Skelligs. I love to paint them. The light and the mood changes all the time. It can look lonesome and majestic, Beautiful and frightening. It has been the subject of many of my paintings lately. The painting are available to view in The Back Lane Gallery in Killarney

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Learning to paint in Oils continues

I feel like I am getting the hang of it.  I wish I had some of my facebook friends close by to give me some pointers.  They have helped allot with their critiques.   I am enjoying the learning process.  I like that hey are so much more portable then pastels, and cheaper to frame.  I feel a bit of a trader to my lovely pastel sitting unused at the moment.  I will be back!!  Here are a few of my latest attempts.

Skellig Michael Oil 12" x 14"

Dingle Oil  12" x 16'

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter paintings Sheep in the snow

8" x 10" Pastel on sanded paper

11"x4" pastel on sanded paper

8" x 10" pastel on sanded paper
Three new pinting this week.  All have one thing in common sheep.  I had so much fun doing thease.  I loved painting with a limited pallet.