Monday, November 07, 2011

Charcoal Pot

Working with charcoal to revitalise a flagging artistic spirit.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Meadows bordered with trees, filled with wild flowers, the warmth of the sun and smell of grass filling the air - my idea of heaven!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Getting to Grips

Amazed to find myself painting for the second time in one week - this is beginning to become a habit! Its so nice to wake up in the morning and find myself really looking forward to working on something.

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”

Old Chinese Proverb

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Oil on Canvas, 16" x 16"

Finding my feet, slowly .....................

Trying to learn to be patient, not only with the paint, but also with myself. Suffering from that one two steps forward, one step back but hoping that taking it slowly will bring greater rewards.

Trees as usual causing me heartache.

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."

Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

June and Another Month Gone and a New Blog

So I haven't posted for a month - great excuses coming up - new blog with just sketches on (so I have been posting, just not here), been on holiday for a week in Bavaria (gorgeous) and I have been preparing for a new piece coming up which is a bit like climbing a mountain!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Year? Already? Well, almost!

"Pestle and Mortar"
Charcoal on Paper

I can't believe it's nearly a year since I last posted on here. I've been suffering from major loss of inspiration and drive but am determined to strap on my pencils/brushes/pastels, climb back into the saddle and face that blank paper/canvas.

The only thing that I have done in the past few months apart is a little vague doodling and reworking of some past paintings.

all artwork is copyright of Anita Murphy 2006/2007/2008/2009