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Mick Carney
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Long Time Since Last Post
I've neglected the blog for a fair old while, all of the usual excuses, life, grandparenting, football relegation fight, cricket season and the joy of retirement travel. None of this means that I've packed in painting, although I've not been as prolific as ...

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Venice Again
The opportunity to head for Venice happens every now and then, when life stops getting in the way and so it was that, earlier in the month, Sheila and I managed to get a week away. Whilst not totally a painting trip, Mrs. C likes to do lots of other things ...

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Off on Holiday again
We are fortunate in that we have some friends who own a house on the shores of Lake Geneva and they offer us the opportunity to stay there. It is a stunning spot and I can usually sneak a few paints into the luggage. The two pictures are from our latest tri...

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Life is just a Bowl of Cherries
The new season cherries are seeming to leap off the shelves of the supermarket into my basket. Once home they gravitate to the studio where I am trying to home my still life technique, not the easiest of subject matter. To add to the complication I found a ...

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Back to Still Life
After last week's run of pictures from recent trip to Provence I decided to return to the still life table. A visit to the local supermarket had me discovering these cherries, the first of the new year. Sorry about the quality of the photograph, I'll try to...

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Even more from Provence
Another couple from last week's trip. Wherever you look there are painting subjects all bathed in the most wonderful light. Old Farmhouse - Oil on gessoed board 10"x 8" Gap in the Hedge - Oil on gessoed board 10" x 8"

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More from Provence
A couple more from Provence. The garden of La Madelene had all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies as well as beautiful arrays of flowers. This little group of irises caught my attention and I had  to have a go at getting them onto board. Irises at La M...

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A Week in Provence
It seems that the season for getting out into some decent weather is upon us. I'd signed up to spend a week in Provence with Julian Merrow-Smith a great member of the daily painting fraternity. We were housed in a wonderful old property that had been a mona...

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Evening Falls
I've not posted for while but have managed to get in some painting, much of it for other people. However, last week I got away to spend a few days with my oil painting guru, Martin Kinnear. As usual I came away inspired and with a few new paintings and tech...

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Single Sorrento
I took out one of yesterday's lemons and put it in the still life box. This is the result. Single Sorrento Lemon - Oil on gesso board 7" x 5"
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