Friday, 24 February 2012


This is Clifden, the town where I live. It's known as the capital of Connemara and we are right on the edge of the West coast of Ireland.  It is a glorious place to live and work, surrounded by dramatic mountains and beautiful coastline.

( photo by Bert Kaufmann)

I took this next photo, just outside the town on the coast. I often go for walks along here with my family and I used this picture as a reference for the painting below.

I mostly use acrylic paint and ink in my paintings. When I use them together, the colours bleed in to each other which can create interesting effects. You can see this in the top right hand corner of this painting. This effect particularly harks me back to the glazes of my old ceramic career. I decided to apply the paint in different ways in this piece also, thick in some areas and almost washed out in others to give the painting surface some diversity. What do you think?


  1. I think I'm very impressed, Debbie. I wouldn't mind having that on my wall at all. Had better start earning some money....


    1. Hey Adrienne, good to hear from you and thanks for the comment! I'll have all my sizes, costs and shipping details ready when the shop opens with ( in about a weeks time) Most of my paintings will be under 150 euros though so no need to break the bank!! x

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  3. Lovely work Deborah! I've always admired those that can paint.


  4. Thanks Kim and thanks for visiting my blog!