October 17, 2014 on my doorstep 15 Comments Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPinterestTumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted by donegallizdoyle in cold wax, colour, Donegal, painting, wooden panels Tagged: abstract, art, beach, donegal, Liz Doyle, oils, orange, painting, photography, reflections, sea
Showing off your mussels again Liz?
thanks Katherine 🙂
yup, indeed Hariod, and actually real muscles show their metal this time of year as I start carrying in baskets full of turf to keep the stoves going !
Do you have access to free peat from your land or nearby?
we bought the rights to a turf bog about 10 minutes drive away, we have the turf cut and turn and ‘foot’ it ourselves, then have a tractor bring 3 trailer looads home every year.mm In cold weather it takes about 7 basket loads to keep the 3 stoves burning. We get logs delivered too.mm Hard work, but rewarding and very much a part of the Donegal way of life
Too hard for a Southern softie like me!
haha I doubt it Hariod, I reckon you are tough, and remember Im fro Hampshire 🙂
Love the wonderful colours used and the small detailing…Karen
thanks Karen, yes, Im having a bit of a thing with turquoise and orange just now, thanks for visiting my blog 🙂
I love that you were inspired by a gas bottle! those things kept us nice and cosy last Christmas
just love that yellow!
I love your mussels and love the color of the California Poppies — California’s state flower grows native there? I so want to try encaustics — a whole different direction. I love the texture possibilities.
The poppies seeded themselves from a tub I had planted up, they seem to like the gravel! The wax I use is Gamblin cold wax medium, made from beeswax and solvent. Unlike encaustic it is applied cold, as aa quick drying additive to oil paint. Look up my friend Rebecca Crowell on facebook to see some blogs and videos on methods. I am doing a course with her here in Ireland next month